Butcher Joseph Hayes is pleased to announce that Jeffrey S. Buettner has joined the firm as a Managing Director.  Based in Chicago, Mr. Buettner will focus on originating opportunities for the firm and managing transactions through the BJH process to closing.

Mr. Buettner will leverage his experience to assist clients with assessing company value, analyzing corporate restructuring alternatives, and advising on ownership succession.

Mr. Buettner comes to BJH with more than 15 years experience performing valuations and financial advisory services for a variety of purposes, including Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) transactions and annual ESOP updates, fairness opinions, solvency opinions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate planning, business and security interest valuations, and financial restructuring.

Prior to joining BJH, Mr. Buettner was most recently with Stout Risius Ross (“SRR”).  During his nine years with SRR, Mr. Buettner served as a Managing Director in the Valuation & Financial Opinions Group providing financial advisory services in a multitude of industries.

Joseph Strycharz, a Managing Founder for BJH, commented, “We are ecstatic to have Jeff join our growing firm.  Along with his reputation as an ESOP professional, Jeff’s expertise in valuation and financial advisory services makes for a perfect fit with our team and our process.”

Mr. Buettner belongs to the National Center of Employee Ownership as well as The ESOP Association where he serves on the Valuation Advisory Committee.  In addition to his professional memberships, Mr. Buettner is a frequent presenter at local, regional, and national conferences.

Butcher Joseph Hayes (“BJH”) is an investment bank headquartered in St Louis with coverage in Chicago, Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC.  BJH provides investment banking advisory services to lower middle market companies.  With almost $2 billion in successfully completed Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) structured transactions, BJH is known as a leader in the ESOP field.