Ruth Epstein, Partner
Ruth Epstein has over 20 years’ experience providing financial and strategic advisory services to companies across a wide range of mature and emerging growth industries. She spent ten years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and San Francisco in the Investment Banking Division working on corporate finance and M&A transactions in high tech and general industrial for clients such as Yahoo, Wired, AutoZone, Dell Computer, Monsanto, Marcus Cable, FAO Schwarz, and Safeway, among many others.
In addition to her IPO, high yield debt and private placement activities at Goldman, Ruth has also been actively involved in capital-raising and startup organization of companies in the cannabis industry. She served as Interim CFO/COO for Treez, Inc. while successfully raising Seed and Series A financing; is a Board Member of the branding company WLDKAT founded by senior members of the cosmetics company Urban Decay; and currently serves as President, CFO and Board Member of Tuscan Holdings, a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation that raised $276 Million through an IPO on NASDAQ in March 2019.
Previously, Ruth raised funds for an independent film fund and produced feature films, and raised capital for a hedge fund, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of BridgePark Advisors, LLC, an M&A advisory firm in New York, and as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Holt Media Companies, where she successfully sourced and negotiated the acquisition of a media sales company. Ruth graduated from Harvard Business School and Wesleyan University with academic distinction.
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