Rob Ruszkowski, Vice President at Verit Advisors, will participate as a panelist presenting at the 27th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference on Friday, April 19 in Akron. The topic for the panel is “Practical Matters in Executing a Sale to an ESOP.” The theme of the conference is “Employee Ownership: Building Jobs, Wealth, & Communities.”

Ruszkowski has 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. Prior to his experience at Verit Advisors, Ruszkowski was a chemical engineer at ESOP-owned S&C Electric Company in Chicago. Ruszkowski began his investment banking career at Blaige & Company, where he completed more than $200 million of acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers involving a wide variety of corporate entities including private equity firms, publicly traded corporations, and privately held enterprises. He joined Verit Advisors in 2011.

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.

About the Ohio Employee Ownership Center

The Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) is a non-profit, university-based program established at Kent State University in 1987 to provide outreach, information, and preliminary technical assistance to Ohio employees and business owners interested in exploring employee ownership. The OEOC’s work rests on a simple philosophy: broader ownership of productive assets is a good thing for employees, communities, and our country. The OEOC provides ownership training on a single and multi-company basis to existing employee-owned firms and is funded by grants from a range of public and private agencies and foundations, program income, and fee-for-service work.