Theodore Polk

Ted is a Managing Director at Capstone (now Capstone Headwaters) and leads the Central Region. Prior to this, he ran the corporate finance practice in the Central region for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Capital Strategies Group and its predecessor, Citi Capital Strategies. He has over 20 years of experience working with businesses across a variety of industries and has focused interest working with businesses providing tech-enabled products and services to industrial, government-related and other markets. He is an active public speaker on the topic of business exits and recapitalizations of privately owned businesses.

Ted was recognized by The M&A Advisor for his participation in the Professional Services Deal of the Year for 2015 and was previously recognized for his role on transactions awarded the Middle-Market M&A deal of the Year, the Middle-Market M&A Financing Deal of the Year and the Cross-Border Middle-Market Deal of the Year. Early in his career, he worked at Valuemetrics, Inc. and in the Corporate Banking Group at The Bank of New York.

Ted holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BSBA from Georgetown University.