Curt Launer is the Vice Chairman and Head of Business Development at S2K Financial. He is also a Managing Director at S2K Partners (the lead investor in S2K Financial), a New York-based alternative investment firm dedicated to providing capital and strategic solutions to middle market companies and funds.
Curt has over 30 years of experience on Wall Street. Prior to joining S2K, he was a senior member of American Energy Partners, an oil & gas exploration and production company, where he was responsible for capital formation.
An accountant by background, he began his career with Arthur Young & Company and became an energy specialist before joining Mobil Oil and a privately held oil & gas exploration and production company. In1984 he moved to Wall Street as an equities research analyst focused on the energy industry. His work at firms including Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse was recognized in 2011 when he was inducted into the Institutional Investor magazine All-American Research Team Hall of Fame and called “One of the Best Analysts of all Time”. Following his equities research career, he became an investment banker with Sagent Advisors and Deutsche Bank. With principals of American Energy Partners, Curt became an investor in S2K Financial in 2015.
Curt earned a B.S. in Accounting/Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo.