Norman Duffett is an expert investment banker with over 40 years of experience in the selling and buying of companies. In addition to Orca Capital, he has worked as an investment banker at D.A. Davidson and Bank of America. His career has taken him from Wall Street to Silicon Valley to the Pacific Northwest. Norm is past President of the Arlington club, and is President of Friends of Wallace Park. He holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Randy has over 25 years of investment banking experience and joined Orca Capital as a Managing
Director in 2014. He became President in 2019. Prior to joining Orca in 2014, Randy was a Director in Citigroup’s Technology Investment Banking Group in Palo Alto, CA. Over his career Randy has completed over 50 transactions worth more than $11 billion. Clients include companies from the technology, consumer products, food and beverage, manufacturing, business services and distribution sectors. A native Oregonian, Randy received his M.B.A. with honors from the Anderson School at UCLA and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also serves as Treasurer for the AUVSI Cascade Chapter, a non-profit group focused on the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics.
Elizabeth Steinhardt Duffett
Senior Vice President
Liz Duffett is a seasoned corporate strategist and business planner experienced in entrepreneurship and in marketing companies. She began her career at the Boston Consulting Group, and ran internal consulting for a division of Baxter International. She co-founded Orca Capital Corporation in 1991. She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Senior Vice President
Liz Brown has been a banker over the last 24 years, both in New York City and locally. Her numerous positions have ranged from being Group Head & Vice President for Chemical Bank in New York to being Senior Vice President at ShoreBank Pacific, and Vice President both at Bank of the Northwest and West One Bank. She has deep knowledge of commercial lending and sustainability issues. Liz received her M.B.A. from Fordham University, and her B.A. in Economics from Boston College.