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Doug Usifer

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Biography

Dr. Doug Usifer joined Capstone Headwaters from Atlas Advisors where he focused on the firm’s Industrials practice. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and industrial sectors including chemicals, plastics, waste and scrap metal.

Prior to Atlas, Doug worked at National Starch as Business Director, Food Emulsions, and Encapsulation, where he was General Manager of a $40MM global specialty food ingredients business. He also worked on M&A transactions including National Starch's acquisition of Penford's resistant starch business. 

Prior to National Starch, Doug worked at Engelhard Corporation in several capacities, including Business Development Manager, Corporate New Ventures; Marketing Manager, Special Effect Pigments; Manager, Technology and Market Development, Performance Additives/Specialty Minerals. While at Engelhard, he worked on M&A transactions including the acquisition of Mearl Corp, a US producer of pearlescent pigments and iridescent films. He previously worked at Cambrex Corporation (pharmaceutical fine chemicals) and Hoechst Celanese (electronic products and plastics). 

Education

Rutgers University - MBA - Finance

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - MS, PhD - Organic Chemistry

Saint Michael's College - BA - Chemistry

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 63 Registered Uniform Securities Agent

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

Steady waste volumes in Commercial & Residential sectors, upward pressure on landfill pricing yields, and heightened demand for sustainable waste management solutions have contributed to persistent demand for waste & recycling investments.Read more

Surging domestic feedstock supply and greater demand for specialty chemical processes have driven heightened valuations and consolidation activity in the Chemicals industry.Read more

Despite a softening global economic outlook, Waste & Recycling companies hold a defensible market position due to stability in waste volumes, increasing municipality and local government privatization of public services, and recurring revenue generation. As a result, the market is largely inelastic to economic downturns and presents a highly attractive stable investment.Read more