Verit Advisors announced that Ms. Elena Black has joined the firm as Vice-President. Verit Advisors is a Chicago-based boutique investment firm with middle-market investment banking capabilities with a client-centric focus. Verit’s expertise includes ESOPs, debt and equity capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, transaction opinions and valuation services and board advisory expertise.

Elena Black brings over 18 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking advisory and valuation services. Ms. Black worked at Opportunity International, Westinghouse Electric, LLC and Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. where she worked on the companies’ cross-border initiatives. Prior to that, Ms. Black was an analyst at PCE Investment Bankers. Ms. Black graduated magna cum laude with a BA in International Economics from Azerbaijan State Economic University and received her MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of South Carolina. Ms. Black holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst (CAIA) designations.

Mary Josephs, Founder and CEO commented, “Elena’s background is a good fit for Verit with her experience in deal execution, modeling, valuations and ESOP transactions across several business sectors. We are very excited to have Elena join our team.”

“I am pleased to be joining the Verit organization,” Black stated, “as it is a great opportunity for me to contribute to the growth of Verit Advisors while expanding my own skills.”

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, and mergers and acquisitions. Integrity, teamwork, service, and innovation are at the heart of the organization, as the Verit Team 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 the foremost experts in ESOP transactions and middle market strategic alternatives.