Two Verit Advisors® employee will speak at The ESOP Association’s 40th Annual Conference and 26th Awards Ceremony on May 11 and 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Rob Ruszkowski, Principal, will speak on a panel Thursday, May 11 on “Pros and Cons of ESOP Releveraging Transactions and Other Alternatives.”  This panel will share their views on how and when to use a releveraging transaction as part of your overall repurchase obligation strategy, as well as other alternative strategies. Ruszkowski joined Verit Advisors in 2011 and has a particular proficiency in sell-side M&A as well as ESOP transactions involving a diverse set of middle market companies. Ruszkowski also possesses substantial technical and analytical know-how following a distinguished career in chemical engineering.

On Friday, May 12, Mary Josephs, Founder and CEO will moderate a panel on “Growing ESOP Companies Through Acquisitions.” This panel will discuss the many complex financial, fiduciary, and legal issues involved when ESOP companies make acquisitions. Josephs founded Verit Advisors in 2009 and has nearly three decades of experience in corporate finance. She is a nationally recognized leader and has advised structured and closed more than 300 financings for middle market companies. Ms. Josephs is a past two term board member of NCEO. Ms. Josephs was named one of most Influential women in mid-market M&A by Mergers & Acquisition magazine, January 2016 & January 2017.

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 M&A, transaction opinions and valuation services and board advisory services. 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 in Chicago 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.