Warren L. Widener


Warren earned our transaction MVP award. His calm persistence and organizational skills are the glue that kept the deal on course and got it across the finish line. (A true bulldog.)

Warren guides clients to successful transaction outcomes by providing dedicated and holistic project leadership throughout the entire engagement. He has spent his entire career working exclusively on M&A advisory and private capital raising for privately-held companies, helping dozens of owner-managers reach their goals. Prior to joining Bigelow, Warren worked at The Presidio Group, a San Francisco-based boutique financial advisory firm focused on investment banking, private equity, and wealth management services to entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses.

Warren graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with a Master of Business Administration and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Warren is FINRA licensed Series 63 and 79.

  • What was your first job?

    My first job was a newspaper delivery route covering my childhood neighborhood. At age 12 this taught me a lot about responsibility, waking before the sunrise, and never using the weather as an excuse.

  • If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?

    Unquestionably flying, simply for the unlimited freedom and perspective one would gain from being able to soar above the earth under your own power.

  • What risk in your life are you happy that you took?

    Attending graduate school. While a difficult financial, professional, and social decision at the time, it ultimately led me down a path that has been beneficial across all aspects of my life.

  • The talent I would most like to have is…?

    Playing a musical instrument. I was tormented as a child by playing in the school band – I look back now wishing I had the foresight to see the long term and stick with it.

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