Mary Josephs, Founder and CEO of Verit Advisors, has been selected as one of the most influential women in mid-market M&A by Mergers & Acquisition magazine. Ms. Joseph’s sphere of influence is structuring ESOPs for middle market companies. Women represent only 10 percent of the middle market and they hold even less senior management positions. This is the first year of this recognition in M&A and 25 women were recognized for their achievements.

“What a delightful surprise to be included among so many fabulous M&A professionals,” said Ms. Josephs. “It looks to me like an all-star team that just happens to be all female. Isn’t that great?”

Ms. Josephs is a nationally recognized leader with more than 28 years of experience with ESOPS as a specialized solution-oriented succession and liquidity transaction for middle market companies.  Ms. Josephs has advised, structured and closed more than 300 transactions for middle market companies representing more than $7 billion in senior credit and nearly $30 billion in enterprise value. Ms. Josephs holds a BA from Marquette University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. Ms. Josephs is a member of NASD:  Series 24, 7, and 63.   Ms. Josephs is on the board of Spinnaker Coating, LLC, Big Shoulders, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, a member of The Chicago Network and an alumnae of Leadership Greater Chicago.

About Verit Advisors

Verit Advisors unites sophisticated middle market investment banking capabilities with a client centric boutique, fluent in ESOPs, debt and equity capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, and valuation services. Integrity, teamwork, service, and innovation are at the heart of the organization, as Verit strives to provide unparalleled advice and custom solutions to its clients. Mary Josephs founded Verit Advisors in 2009 and has nearly three decades of experience in the world of corporate finance. Josephs and her team are considered to be one of the foremost experts in ESOP transactions and middle market strategic alternatives. Verit has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.