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Oaklyn Consulting Says Farewell to Chris Wright; Announces Search for New Principal

When I started Oaklyn Consulting in 2016, one of my primary goals was to provide an opportunity for talented people to do engaging work and make a difference to clients and referral partners. I want working at Oaklyn Consulting to be a great experience for current employees, but because small firms can offer only so much in the way of a whole career, I also want to create a great springboard for my colleagues’ next opportunities.

Our longtime colleague Chris Wright is leaving our firm to join a Chattanooga-based investment group. It’s been a real pleasure to work with Chris these past four years, and I’m pleased that his next thing involves partnering with an experienced investor who’s a good citizen and a friend of mine. Chris joined our firm shortly after its formation, when there wasn’t much to our business. Since then, he has helped a wide variety of clients and investors obtain financing, find buyers and interact with investors, and he has nurtured some of our most meaningful referral partnerships. I know he’ll thrive in this new position.

Oaklyn provides quality investment banking advice to businesses whose situations are not large or straightforward enough to be cost-effective for traditional investment banks to serve. Working with referral partners across the Southeastern U.S., Oaklyn Consulting has served more than 70 clients over the last four years.

We’re actively recruiting for a new principal to join us at Oaklyn Consulting. The ideal candidate is a person who will thrive in selling professional services, who loves working on financial issues for small to mid-sized businesses, and who is enthusiastic about creating win-win relationships with referral partners. If you fit the bill, or know of a person who does, we’d love to hear from you. You can drop me an email here.

Internally, we value responsiveness, hustle, discipline, teamwork and creativity, in both solving clients’ problems and developing new business. What we provide for each other is collaboration and thought partnership; mutual accountability in sales, analysis and service; wide-ranging deal experiences; and association with a firm that values its good reputation among our clients and referral partners.

Oaklyn Consulting is moving full steam ahead. Jack Rainer and I are supported by a group of highly skilled independent contractors to help on client projects. And we are looking actively for Chris’s successor(s). We look forward to meeting people who might be interested in joining us.

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