CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 16, 2017 — Oaklyn Consulting, a business financial strategy firm, announced today that Jack Rainer and Chris Wright have joined the firm.
In their roles at Oaklyn Consulting, Rainer and Wright will help business owners use financial analysis to navigate strategic issues and challenges. Those challenges might include responding to an offer to buy the company, determining why and how to pursue growth funding or how to transition management within the business. They will also help the firm serve other business professionals, such as lawyers, financial planners, bankers, non-bank lenders, accountants, and tax credit specialists. Their clients occasionally have projects requiring additional business strategy, corporate finance or financing expertise.
“I am pleased that Chris and Jack are joining Oaklyn Consulting,” said Frank Williamson, founder of the consulting firm. “Chris’s experience in executive recruiting, private equity, and owning a business have provided him a keen sense of ‘what good looks like’ when companies are approaching investors. Jack’s experience as an equity sales trader provided him with very good sales and client services habits, which will help us be more responsive to business owners and professionals needing our help.”
Wright, most recently, was the founder of Foci Cognitive Training, a healthcare services company. He previously worked in business development for New Capital Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Birmingham and Dallas, as well as RLR Partners, an executive search firm serving Fortune 500 companies. Wright received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Rainer, most recently, was a recruiter with Career Personnel Service, Inc. and previously worked as an institutional equity trader at Morgan Keegan & Co. in Memphis. He received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a master’s in business administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Oaklyn Consulting was founded in 2016 to help small and mid-sized companies with thoughtful merger, acquisition and capital-raising advice, especially when transaction options are risky or business owners and investors are still deciding whether a financing transaction is their best choice. Oaklyn Consulting serves businesses across a range of industries, primarily in the Southeastern US.