New Heights Research Bolsters Client Service Platform–Adds Two Experienced Industry Professionals

CLEVELAND - Sept. 14, 2015 - PRLog -- New Heights Research announced the addition of two experienced professionals to its team. Christina Woo has joined the firm as Partner, and Lauren Townsend as Principal. Both women come to New Heights with extensive backgrounds in mergers and acquisitions due diligence and will enable New Heights to expand its geographic reach and client services.

Prior to joining New Heights, Woo worked in strategy consulting and equity research roles for Bain & Company, Inc., The Boston Consulting Group, and Morgan Stanley. In addition to industry subject matter expertise, she brings significant experience in engagement management and client delivery. Woo will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area and will lead the recruiting effort for New Heights Research. She will be focused on adding industry experts – particularly in the fields of technology and health care – to the firm’s already robust network. She earned her MBA degree from Harvard University and her BA from UC Berkeley.

Townsend previously worked as an investor for Incline Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. Given her experiences as a private equity professional, Townsend has a keen appreciation of the needs of the firm’s client base. Her analytical proficiencies, as well as her familiarity with the PE due diligence process, position her to excel in the firm’s fast-paced deal environment. She will be responsible for driving client delivery efforts on a daily basis. Townsend received a BS degree from Georgetown University.

“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Christina and Lauren to the New Heights team. This dynamic duo brings deep experience, talent, and energy to the firm and will help us serve existing and new clients like never before,” said Bert Smyers, Founder and Managing Partner of New Heights Research. Smyers added, “Coming on the heels of our move to larger office space in downtown Cleveland, the addition of Christina and Lauren is another exciting step in the evolution of our market due diligence capabilities.”

About New Heights Research

New Heights Research was founded in 2005 and conducts research to serve clients in the private equity space, as well as other market sectors. The firm has a strong and growing network of industry experts and consulting professionals that supports its project work. For more information, please visit or email

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