Joel Kretz is an Associate at ArkMalibu where he actively participates in clients’ M&A transactions. In his role, Joel builds financial models, contributes to go-to-market strategies & materials, interacts with corporate development & private equity professionals, and is responsible for a segment of the team’s deal pipeline which requires gaining an understanding of various industries quickly.
Prior to joining ArkMalibu, Joel worked in Milwaukee as a Fixed Income Strategist at BOK Financial (NASDAQ: BOKF). During his nearly 3 years with the Firm, he focused on a blend of bank strategy consulting and institutional fixed income sales & trading. As a strategist in the Firm’s Financial Institutions Group, Joel also provided weekly economic and market commentary to the Firm’s salesforce and customers nationwide.
Joel graduated cum laude from Marquette University with a B.S. in Finance and Business Economics and is currently president of the Cincinnati chapter of the Marquette Alumni Association. He also participated in Marquette’s selective Applied Investment Management program where he remains active as a mentor, volunteer, and speaker.
Away from the office, Joel enjoys cycling, military-themed reading, and exploring new cities.