IBP Institute Leadership

Joseph Marren

  • President at K Stone Partners
  • Global Head M&A Business Development Group, Credit Suisse First Boston, 2001-2005
  • Author, Mergers & Acquisitions, A Valuation Handbook

Mr. Marren is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KStone Partners LLC.

Prior to joining KStone Partners, Mr. Marren was a Managing Director and Head of the Strategic Opportunities Group at Sagent Advisors, a privately-owned M&A advisory boutique based in New York City. Previously, Mr. Marren had been Managing Director and Global Head - M&A Business Development at Citigroup Global Markets and Credit Suisse First Boston, and Managing Director and Head of the Business Development Group at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.

Prior to joining Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Mr. Marren worked at The Bridgeford Group, Prudential Securities and Kidder Peabody & Co. He led, or was a senior professional, in the business development efforts for the M&A groups at these firms.

Mr. Marren has taught a course in Mergers & Acquisitions as an Adjunct Professor at New York University Stern School of Business. He is the author of "Mergers & Acquisitions: A Valuation Handbook" and "Mergers & Acquisitions: Will You Overpay?"

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William & Mary, a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. He is a member of the New York State Bar.