Wellesley Hills Financial Welcomes O.B. Rawls as Partner

Fintech and Software Focused Investment Bank Expands Leadership Team with Payments Industry Veteran

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wellesley Hills Financial, an upstart fintech and software focused investment bank, is proud to announce the addition of O.B. Rawls as Partner and Executive Director. Rawls, a distinguished veteran in payments and financial technology, brings decades of experience and a deep, global network to the firm. He previously served as CEO of Global Payment Processing for Paysafe Ltd. (NYSE: PSFE) and held senior level executive roles with iPayment, First Data (now Fiserv (NYSE: FI)), Hypercom, and Bank of America. Rawls is also an active Board member for several companies in the fintech, software, and publishing sectors.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Wellesley Hills Financial to help accelerate and amplify growth specifically in the payments and payments technology verticals,” said Rawls. He added, “The team has continuously impressed me with their creativity, work ethic, and quality outcomes. I’ve observed their processes first-hand and examined their analytics, modeling, and valuation work, which are unlike anything I’ve seen for fintech-specific assets. They are original in their approach and believe in working with their clients every step of the way, serving as more than just an investment firm. As they say, ‘they believe in relationship driven transactions, not transactional relationships,’ and that really excites me.”

Adam T. Hark, Founder and Managing Member of Wellesley Hills Financial commented, “We are humbled and grateful to add someone with O.B.’s reputation and track-record as a partner and active leader of the firm.” He added, “O.B.’s industry experience coupled with his large network and deep relationships will be a wonderful asset for our clients, many of whom represent the leading edge of fintech and payments innovation.”

“We honestly could not have thought of a better fit for a new partner,” said Anthony Malatesta, Director at Wellesley Hills Financial. “O.B. has a unique depth of industry experience and his passion for payments and payments technology is astounding. I’m personally excited to work alongside him, learn from him, and have him onboard to help drive continued growth for the firm.”

Wellesley Hills Financial serves as a trusted partner, empowering businesses in fintech, payments technology, and SaaS with end-to-end investment banking services. The firm works with the entrepreneurs, founders, startups and capital providers to offer transactional advisory services for exits, M&A, and capital raising, as well as strategic advisory services such as valuation analysis, due diligence, and restructuring.

About Wellesley Hills Financial

Based in Boston, MA Wellesley Hills Financial is a specialized investment bank focused on fintech, payments technology, and tech-enabled software for unique end markets. They offer end-to-end investment banking services for owners and management teams with a particular focus on companies with enterprise values between $25M to $250M. Core services include mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, financial modeling, restructurings, and valuations.


Anthony Malatesta- Director