BOISE – Coeur d’Alene’s Jeff Anthony has joined Galena Capital, a FINRA registered investment bank headquartered in Boise, Idaho, as a managing director.
Jeff provides Galena Capital a presence in the North Idaho-Eastern Washington area and expands its ability to help companies and business owners in that region and throughout the United States, said Bill Benjamin, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner.
Jeff has significant experience in helping companies develop, grow, access capital and liberate wealth. He has been a senior leader in a family office, acquired and run companies, and been an investment banker. As an investment banker, he helped companies raise growth capital, establish strategic partnerships and close mergers and acquisitions.
“We are delighted to have Jeff join Galena Capital Partners. He is a strategic thinker with exceptional experience helping companies grow organically and through acquisition” Benjamin added.
Prior to joining Galena Capital, Jeff ran his own investment bank in Redmond, Wash., and Coeur d’Alene. His prior experience includes being Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Mallory Patterson Capital Management, Chairman and CEO of Saflink Corporation (formerly National Registry Inc), Managing Director of Forstmann & Co., and VP and board member of Spear Financial Services.
Jeff, who lives in Coeur d’Alene with his wife, grew up in Seattle, attending The Overlake School, where his mother was a teacher. Her father, Claude Bekins, was one of the 12 brothers who built the Bekins Moving and Storage company and served on the Washington State Fish and Game commission and as the US Commissioner General of Expo ’74 (the Spokane World’s Fair).
Jeff’s other grandfather, Dr. Mark Anthony, was a Harvard Medical School trained eye surgeon who served the Spokane and surrounding communities for more than 40 years. Jeff’s grandmother, Ruth Richards Anthony, was the daughter of JM Richards, a pioneer in the Idaho lumber industry that purchased and built the Atlas Tie Company in Coeur d’Alene.
Jeff spent the summers of his youth on Lake Coeur d’Alene at the cabin on Rockford Bay (Thirsty Beach) that his grandparents built during the great depression. Jeff’s wife Cara also grew up in Idaho and has the same fond memories from her childhood. She was raised in a historic log cabin in the Wood River Valley, attended the Community School in Ketchum, and helped her mother breed and raise American quarterhorses for racing.
Jeff and Cara were married in 1984, honeymooned on pack horses in the Pioneer Mountain range, and share a love of the outdoors and for the people and lifestyle of the intermountain West. They returned to their Idaho roots in 2019 and want to serve the community through their work at Galena Capital and the Cougar Bay Lodge (the 1932 log cabin that was the former summer residence of the Hagadone family).”
Galena Capital is an investment bank serving businesses in the U.S. Northwest. It focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private placements of equity and debt, restructuring and strategic advice. Its investment banking team has more than 100 years of experience and has completed transactions with a combined value of more than $35 billion.
Please see https://galenacapital.com for more information.