Chartwell is pleased to announce Blackstone has successfully completed a minority equity investment in Salas O’Brien, a leading employee-owned engineering and technical services firm.

Position: 2-Directors & VPs

Collin Mayer

Collin is a member of Chartwell’s valuation and transaction opinions practice, focusing primarily on employee stock ownership plans. He joined the firm in 2012 and is experienced in providing independent financial advisory services to ESOP trustees and other corporate fiduciaries. Collin is passionate about employee ownership and partnering with boards of directors, management teams, and other transaction counterparties. Throughout his career, Collin has worked within a diverse array of industries and has extensive experience valuing general and specialty construction contractors and manufacturers.

Collin is passionate about mentoring the next generation of finance professionals. He co-leads Chartwell’s on-campus recruiting and new analyst training and development programs. Collin is a student mentor for the University of St. Thomas Aristotle Fund, a student-run investment fund.

Professional Involvement & Certification

Collin is an active member of The ESOP Association, the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

Collin is a registered representative with Chartwell affiliate CCS Transactions, LLC and holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.

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Will Rehnberg

Will is an investment banker in Chartwell’s corporate finance practice, where he focuses on executing traditional sell-side M&A processes with strategic and private equity buyers, capital markets transactions, and ESOP-related ownership transitions. Will provides a broad range of services throughout the transaction process, including valuation and cash flow models, creation of marketing materials, management of due diligence processes, and evaluation of complex transaction structures to achieve each client’s unique objectives. He has worked on numerous transactions across the industrials, financial services, business services, and technology, media and telecom industries.

Professional Certification

Will is a registered representative with Chartwell affiliate CCS Transactions, LLC and holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.

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Kurri Sewich

Kurri focuses on researching, analyzing, and reporting industry and economic conditions for privately-held companies. He is an experienced research professional and has been providing business research services since 1998. Kurri is an adept user of electronic business information databases and government resources. His extensive experience in examining challenging business issues has also been used for analyzing competitors, new product development, understanding regulations, and strategic planning. Kurri has experience covering a wide range of industries including manufacturing, construction, retail sales, financial institutions and related services, transportation, marketing and advertising, service industries, and many others.

Professional Involvement

Kurri is a member of the Special Libraries Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to Chartwell, Kurri managed secondary research for a diversified financial institution services provider. He was responsible for industry research, competitor analysis, and sales support. Kurri also served as a business reference librarian at California State University Fresno for three years.

Dan Uitti

Dan has over ten years of experience in business valuation and public accounting. He performs valuation analyses for a variety of purposes including shareholder disputes, purchase price allocation, intangible asset appraisal, goodwill impairment, and tax compliance. Dan also has experience calculating economic damages, including lost profits, diminution of value, and unjust enrichment on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Throughout his career, Dan has worked with companies across a diverse array of industries.

Professional Involvement & Certification

Dan is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of Florida and holds membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Professional Experience

Prior to Chartwell, Dan held associate roles at B. Riley Advisory Services (formerly GlassRatner) and Stout. He began his career as an auditor at a regional public accounting firm.

Allen Verbrugge

Allen focuses on researching, analyzing, and reporting economic conditions across a wide range of industries. He is an experienced user of business information sources, including proprietary electronic databases, industry associations and publications, government resources, and many others.

Professional Involvement

Allen is a member of the Special Libraries Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to Chartwell, Allen provided company, industry, and market research services as a research librarian at a specialized business reference library. In this role, he assisted small business owners and entrepreneurs with business planning, new customer development, competitive analysis, industry benchmarking, and market analysis.


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