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.

Chris Ham

Chris is a member of Chartwell’s valuation and transaction opinions practice, focusing primarily on employee stock ownership plans. He is experienced in providing financial advisory services to ESOP trustees and other corporate fiduciaries. Chris is an expert in valuation analysis for a variety of purposes including ERISA administration, corporate planning, and financial reporting. Throughout his career, Chris has worked with companies across a diverse array of industries.

Professional Involvement & Experience

Chris is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), The ESOP Association, and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). Prior to Chartwell, Chris was Director at an independent trustee practice where he led ESOP transactions and maintained responsibility for numerous ongoing ESOP company relationships.

Chris began his career at a national firm where he executed various engagements including analysis of derivatives and complex securities, opinions for fairness and solvency, and valuations for financial reporting and ESOP administration purposes. He managed the execution of multiple projects and was responsible for the training and development of junior staff throughout the firm.

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