CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - Dresner Partners, a leading NASD-registered, middle market investment bank, announced today that Vincent J. Pappalardo has joined the firm as managing director. His responsibilities as managing director will focus on middle market transactions within the metals and general industrial sectors.

"We have made a concerted effort to grow our investment banking staff as a result of a significant increase in transaction volume and larger transaction size necessitating experienced and high quality leaders such as Vince Pappalardo," said Steven M. Dresner, president of Dresner Partners. "Vince represents an excellent opportunity for us to move into the forefront in the metals sector where his reputation is well known and respected."

Mr. Pappalardo has more than 19 years of professional experience, including mergers and acquisitions, valuations, solvency opinions, fairness opinions and financial restructuring transactions. Most recently, Mr. Pappalardo was a director in Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin's Basic Industrial Group. During his 11-year tenure with Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Pappalardo focused on the metals and industrials sectors and advised public and private clients on transactions ranging from $50 million to $500 million. Mr. Pappalardo led transactions for major domestic and global steel companies. Mr. Pappalardo worked primarily in mergers and acquisitions, as well as transaction opinions and restructuring.

"I am truly impressed with the quality of Dresner Partners' depth of transaction knowledge and the talent of its professionals, which makes the firm an ideal place to create an industry practice," said Mr. Pappalardo.

Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Pappalardo was a second vice-president in the corporate finance division for NBD Bank. During his eight-year tenure with NBD Bank, Mr. Pappalardo focused his lending efforts on middle market companies and also provided interest rate derivative and bond issuance support.

Mr. Pappalardo holds a Master of Business Administration in finance and business policy from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois.

About Dresner Partners

Dresner Partners is a NASD-registered, middle market investment bank based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1991, Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers throughout the United States, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger & acquisition advisory, and valuation and strategic consulting. Its affiliate company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in investor and public relations. More information is available via the Internet at

Contact Information: Contact: Joshua Taustein Dresner Corporate Services 312.780.7219