Pickett was most recently a Managing Director and Co-Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking at JP Morgan, which he joined in 1998. He joined Evercore on July 31st. Strug was most recently a Managing Director in JP Morgan’s Mergers & Acquisitions group, focused on the Consumer and Retail sectors. He joined JP Morgan in 2000, and will join Evercore early next month. Pickett and Strug have advised on many of the most notable transactions in the Consumer and Retail sectors in recent years.
Roger Altman, Executive Chairman of Evercore, said, 'The Firm is steadily widening its banking platform in deliberate fashion, and the addition of Brett and Lowell reflects that. Each is in the Evercore tradition of quality and integrity. And, under their leadership, we expect to build a very successful Consumer and Retail business'. Ralph Schlosstein, CEO and President of Evercore, commented, 'We are very pleased that advisors with Brett’s and Lowell’s experience and integrity will be joining Evercore to lead our advisory coverage effort in the Consumer and Retail sectors. Their addition will significantly enhance our ability to provide the best advice to our clients in these important sectors'.