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Seth Faler, Former Unum Executive, Joins Oaklyn Consulting

Seth Faler served as director of corporate development and capital management for Fortune 500 insurance company.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2016Oaklyn Consulting, a business financial strategy firm that launched in August, announced today that Seth Faler has joined the firm as a consultant. Faler comes to Oaklyn Consulting from Unum Group, where he was director of corporate development and capital management.

In his role at Oaklyn Consulting, Faler will help business owners use financial analysis to navigate strategic issues and challenges, such as responding to an offer to buy the company, determining why and how to pursue growth funding or how to transition management within the business.

“Seth and I worked together at Unum, and I was always impressed with his financial acumen. Equally important to our firm is Seth’s ability to forge strong relationships and to coach people through complex transactions,” said Frank Williamson, founder of Oaklyn Consulting.

Faler joins Oaklyn Consulting with more than 20 years of experience in financial management, including capital management, insurance, investments and mergers and acquisitions. Throughout his 10-year tenure at Unum Group, Faler coordinated transactions up to $700 million, worked on more than $2 billion in potential deals and helped lead the securitization of $10 billion of insurance risk.

Faler also served as senior vice president of Swiss Re and as an equity research analyst at Second Curve Capital. Faler received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a master’s degree in finance from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Williamson launched Oaklyn Consulting after serving as managing partner of FourBridges Capital Advisors. Oaklyn Consulting focuses on the financial side of a business, versus the marketing or operational approach of the typical consulting firm, and is currently serving businesses within a range of industries facing strategic financial issues.

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