David Blowers

David Blowers, Jr. is a managing director of the Corporate Finance practice, based in the Chicago office. He leverages over 10 years of experience in investment banking and management consulting, with deep expertise in strategy, operations and managing large-scale change.

David drives the operations growth strategy for the practice, focusing on financial analysis and projections for business development, developing key performance indicators for revenue models, designing and executing strategic plans across service lines and auditing budgets and forecasts.

Prior to joining the firm, David served as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he executed digital transformation projects, driving millions in cost savings through developing digital tools and robotics. With functional expertise in growth strategy, transformation, corporate finance and operations, he has advised leadership teams on how to build top-line growth while effectively managing change. He has also completed several due diligence analyses for private equity clients in the healthcare, consumer and industrial goods space. Before BCG, he was a part of Kroll, executing M&A deals and dividend recap analyses for private equity clients.

David was the former vice president of Steppenwolf Associates theatre and led fundraising for Steppenwolf for Young Adults, an initiative aimed at providing arts education to Chicago Public Schools.

David holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and studied at the London School of Economics. He is a professional musician in the Chicago area.


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Corporate Finance and Restructuring

Corporate Finance and Restructuring

M&A advisory, restructuring and insolvency, debt advisory, strategic alternatives, transaction diligence and independent financial opinions.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory

Kroll’s investment banking practice has extensive experience in M&A deal strategy and structuring, capital raising, transaction advisory services and financial sponsor coverage.

Fairness Opinions

Fairness Opinions

#1 ranked provider of fairness opinions for boards of directors and special committees.

Solvency Opinions

Solvency Opinions

Duff & Phelps Opinions practice helps boards of directors and special committees formed by boards fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities when considering many corporate transactions. In 2018, Duff & Phelps acquired Kroll and unified under the Kroll brand in 2020.

Distressed M&A and Special Situations

Distressed M&A and Special Situations

Kroll professionals have advised hundreds of companies, investors and other stakeholders at all stages of distressed transactions and special situations.

Secondary Market Advisory Services

Secondary Market Advisory Services

As the largest independent valuation advisory firm, Kroll brings extensive industry experience to the secondary market for alternative investments to address the transfer needs of general partners and limited partners.

ESOP and ERISA Advisory

ESOP and ERISA Advisory

Kroll's Corporate Finance ESOP/ERISA practice is a leading corporate finance and valuation advisor to companies and ERISA fiduciaries.

Financial Sponsors Group

Financial Sponsors Group

Dedicated coverage and access to M&A deal-flow for financial sponsors.

Private Capital Markets – Debt Advisory

Private Capital Markets – Debt Advisory

Kroll has extensive experience raising capital for middle-market companies to support a wide range of transactions.

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