Kurt Estes

Managing Director

Kurt has over 20 years of transaction experience that includes advising on sales and acquisitions as well as investing in or creating businesses around innovative technologies. He has conducted or managed dozens of transactions covering all stages of a company’s life, from helping to acquire seed investments through facilitation of liquidity events. Kurt has negotiated a wide variety of deals, including asset buyouts, recapitalizations, spin-outs, strategic partnerships, licensing agreements, and various debt structures.

Kurt is also an engineer, author, inventor, and entrepreneur. In his current role, Kurt is responsible for leading Sikich Investment Banking’s Technology and Technology Services Practice. Kurt is also responsible for Corporate Development for Sikich as a whole.

Kurt is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Series 24 General Securities Principal, a Series 7 General Securities Representative, a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative, and a Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent.

Areas of Expertise

  • Investment Banking


  • M.B.A., Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Securities offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.