Steve Latkovic

Steve Latkovic

Managing Partner


  • George Washington University, B.A.
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D.

Steve is the Managing Partner at Candlewood Partners, LLC, a boutique investment bank and advisory firm where he has been a driving force since 2012. His leadership is characterized by a strategic vision and operational excellence, especially within the middle market sector. Steve’s extensive expertise in capital markets encompasses debt refinancing, growth capital, ownership transitions, and restructuring services. He is adept at structuring complex financial transactions and providing comprehensive acquisition services, including value analysis, strategic assessments, and post-acquisition integration. Steve also serves as the CEO of Candlewood Securities, the firm’s broker-dealer division, which further enhances Candlewood’s ability to provide comprehensive financial services to its clients.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Steve is deeply committed to social impact and community service. He is the co-founder of All Flourish, Inc., an initiative dedicated to empowering under-resourced individuals by providing essential resources such as capital, networks, and mentorship. All Flourish aims to bridge the gap in resource distribution, enabling people to realize their full potential. Additionally, Steve co-founded Backrs, a digital mentoring platform designed to support high-performing, under-resourced young adults. Through Backrs, Steve helps young people navigate their educational and early career journeys by connecting them with teams of mentors who offer guidance and support. Steve’s dedication to community service was exemplified by his role as Chairman of the Planning Commission in South Russell, Ohio, where he served for over a decade until 2023. In this capacity, he oversaw the village’s development and zoning regulations, ensuring sustainable growth that benefited the community.

When he is not at work, Steve stays active keeping up with his four teenage and adult boys and equally active wife, Anna. Steve has also completed some crazy athletic competitions, like GoRuck, Spartan races, and triathlons.

Glenn Pollack

Managing Director

Steve Latkovic

Managing Partner

Natan Milgrom

Managing Director

Rishi Agarwal


Matt Schuen

Senior Associate

Phil Rawson

Senior Associate

Jackson McClain


Nick McCarthy


Zack Fattore


Emily Zielinski

Executive Operations Assistant

Brian K. Lampl

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Established 2001

Cleveland Office:
(216) 472-6660

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Suite 1800

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Suite 210

Delray Beach, 33445

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