D.A. Davidson Adds A&D Investment Banking Veteran, Expands Presence to Key Market for Diversified Industrials

February 1, 2024

D.A. Davidson announced today that George “Toby” F. Albright, III has joined Investment Banking as Managing Director, Diversified Industrials. Albright’s addition to the firm’s Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services practice expands its geographic footprint to Washington, D.C., and deepens sector expertise in Defense Electronics, Government Technology and Services, National Security and Intelligence, and Space and Satellite Communications.

“Toby adds complementary sector expertise in Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services and strategically positions our footprint to cover three of the top geographic markets for the sector — the D.C. metropolitan region, Southern California, and Colorado,” said Tim Sznewajs, D.A. Davidson Managing Director and Head of Diversified Industrials Investment Banking. “Along with our global reach as D.A. Davidson MCF International, no other investment bank has a physical presence in this market like ours. This expansion creates a truly differentiated, sector-leading investment banking team for our clients.”

Albright has over two decades of M&A and corporate finance experience, working with entrepreneurs, private equity, and public company clients across the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services sector. He joins the firm from KippsDeSanto & Co., and also has prior experience working at Sagent Advisors and Wells Fargo Securities.

“D.A. Davidson’s Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services practice has tremendous momentum in the marketplace,” said Paul Weisbrich, D.A. Davidson Managing Director, Diversified Industrials. “I am excited by Toby’s addition and look forward to collaborating with him to provide even more comprehensive bi-coastal coverage for our clients.”

“I am thrilled to be joining forces with Paul Weisbrich and the broader D.A. Davidson platform. D.A. Davidson continues to invest in its Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services practice, and strengthen its Investment Banking platform for middle market clients,” said Albright. “I am impressed by the firm’s commitment to growth and delivering outstanding outcomes for its clients, and I look forward to contributing to its future success.”

D.A. Davidson Investment Banking is a leading full-service investment bank that offers comprehensive financial advisory and capital markets expertise. The group has extensive transaction experience serving middle-market clients worldwide across four industry verticals: Consumer, Diversified Industrials, Financial Institutions, and Technology. Together with its European strategic partner, MCF Corporate Finance, D.A. Davidson originates and executes transatlantic M&A transactions under the common brand of D.A. Davidson MCF International.

About D.A. Davidson Companies

D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 with corporate headquarters in Great Falls, Montana, and regional headquarters in Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,600 employees and offices in 29 states.

Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service investment firm providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services, and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; and D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company.