Aaron Gao

Director

Aaron is a Director on the London Financial and Business Services team. He has worked in both the Washington, DC and London offices of Capstone, covering a variety of financial services and business services verticals spanning across banking, payments, wealth management, alternative lending and education in more than 30 private due diligence projects across the US and Europe. Aaron has a special interest in the convergence between financial services and technology.

Prior to rejoining Capstone in 2024, Aaron worked in the IBD team at Financial Technology Partners (FT Partners), the global investment bank exclusively focused on the FinTech sector. He has experience in cap raise and M&A related to payments, neobank and Banking as a Service (BaaS).

Aaron holds an MBA with Distinction from London Business School. At London Business School, he served as SVP/FinTech Lead of LBS Tech & Media Club. He also completed an exchange semester at Columbia Business School where he focused on value investing. In addition to LBS, Aaron holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from New York University.