Mary Josephs, Founder and CEO of Verit Advisors will speak on “Financial Strategies to Increase the Value ofESOP Companies” at the NCEO/Beyster Institute 2012 Employee Ownership Conference to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 25-27, 2012. Close to 900 business leaders and employee ownership and equity professionals will be in attendance.

Mary Josephs is a nationally recognized leader with over 28 years of experience in ESOPs as a specialized solutions-oriented succession and liquidity transaction for middle market companies. Mary founded Verit Advisors in 2009 in Chicago. Verit Advisors unites sophisticated investment banking capabilities with a client centric boutique, fluent in ESOPs, debt and equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Integrity, partnership, excellence, commitment to people 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 is also a board member for the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). Verit Advisors is proud to be a sponsor of the NCEO conference.

The Employee Ownership Conference brings together the people and ideas that keep ownership working. This event features many highly interactive sessions designed so attendees can get answers to the questions and find ideas that work for their company. This conference is hosted by NCEO which is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on employee stock ownership plans, equity compensation plans and ownership culture. The Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management University of California, San Diego is an educational center for the study and promotion of employee ownership and the creation of effective ownership cultures.