Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2009)FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, is pleased to announce that Gordon Treco joined the Washington, D.C. office as a managing director.

“Gordon has more than 20 years of mergers, acquisitions and capital raising experience. He has been involved in public and private transactions with an aggregate value of more than $9 billion dollars. His years in the business, and depth of knowledge adds greatly to what we can offer our FOCUS clients,” said Doug Rodgers, CEO and managing partner of FOCUS.

Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Treco worked in the Diversified Industries Group of the investment banking division of Freidman Billings Ramsey & Co. There he advised clients in the capital goods and waste services industries on public and private equity offerings, as well as mergers and acquisition transactions. Previously, he spent more than 15 years with Citigroup focused on debt and equity financings, recapitalizations, and mergers and acquisition advisory assignments.
Mr. Treco received a B.A inn History from Denison University.


FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in Atlanta and Chicago. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by Wm. H. Murphy & Co., Inc. registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.

Kahla Cooper is the Director of Marketing at FOCUS. In this role, Ms. Cooper designs and implements the overall marketing strategy. Ms. Cooper works with each industry team leader to define programs in order to promote and brand FOCUS’ suite of capabilities.