Kelsey Neal has joined Verit Advisors as an Associate in their Chicago office. Neal will contribute to Verit’s conversion and transaction execution team with an emphasis on M&A, ESOP Advisory and Valuation Services.

Prior to joining Verit, Neal worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. as a member of Baird’s Investment Banking division within the Technology & Services Group.  Neal gained significant transaction execution experience particularly with M&A and capital raising transactions. Neal graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis receiving a B.A. in Economics along with a second major in Finance

Verit also announced that Jake Cravens has been promoted to Associate. Cravens joined Verit in 2015 as an Analyst. Cravens also recently passed Level III of the CFA Program.

John Solimine, Managing Director commented, “We are excited to welcome someone of Kelsey’s experience and background to Verit and feel she will immediately contribute to our continued growth and expansion, particularly across M&A.  Kelsey’s M&A execution experience provides an added dimension to our advisory capabilities.  Jake Cravens promotion to Associate is recognition for his significant contributions this past year on several marquee transactions.  We look forward to Jake’s continued development and enhanced responsibilities at Verit.”

About Verit Advisors

Verit Advisors unites sophisticated middle market investment banking capabilities with a client centric boutique, fluent in ESOPs, Debt Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation Services and Board Advisory expertise. 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 her team has nearly three decades of experience in the world of corporate finance. Verit is 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.