ButcherJoseph & Co. is proud to announce that Rick Hennessey, Vice President, was selected as a winner of The M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award. Hennessey was chosen for his accomplishments and expertise in the industry from a pool of international nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders. 

Hennessey joined the firm in 2015 as an Analyst. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a Vice President where he has made a significant impact mentoring junior professionals in the firm and building relationships with clients to help them navigate an optimal transaction experience. Most recently, Hennessey was a graduate of the inaugural ACG St. Louis Emerging 20 class of 2019-2020 — an elite group of future business leaders in the St. Louis middle market M&A community.

“At the height of the lockdowns due to the pandemic and tremendous economic turmoil, these impressive young professionals have made notable contributions to our industry and their communities. Truly, the Emerging Leader Awardees we are honoring are the best and the brightest. They are the future of the M&A, finance, and turnaround industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. 

“Based on their exemplary achievements to date, especially during these challenging times for everyone, we believe these 2020 Emerging Leader Award winners will continue to have a significant and positive effect on the advancement of our industry going forward,” added Aguinaldo. 

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this award to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders in our industry.        

On Thursday, January 28, The M&A Advisor will host a virtual Awards Gala to introduce the 2020 Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and to celebrate their achievements. 

ButcherJoseph personnel have received this prestigious recognition since 2014, marking 2020 as the firm’s seventh consecutive year of growing and developing the M&A industry’s most talented professionals.    

About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past twenty-two years, we have established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. 

About ButcherJoseph & Co.
ButcherJoseph & Co. is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in ESOPsmergers and acquisitionsprivate capital sourcing and valuation advisory services for middle market companies. Our industry recognized team of professionals has executed 200+ transactions exceeding $15 billion in total value. ButcherJoseph is headquartered in St. Louis with a presence in Washington, DC and offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Scottsdale, and Nashville.