PHILADELPHIA and READING, Pa., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew T. O'Leary has been appointed CEO of Griffin Financial Group effective April 1, 2019.
Mr. O'Leary, who has served as Griffin's COO since September 2018, is formerly the General Counsel and later the CFO of Chatham Financial, one of the largest and most respected providers of advisory and technology solutions to the debt and derivative markets.
"We are very fortunate to have attracted Matt as Griffin's new CEO," said Joseph M. Harenza, who has led Griffin from its inception in 2001 to its position today as one of the largest investment banks of its type in the Mid-Atlantic region headquartered outside of New York City.
"Matt brings us the technical background, leadership qualities, ability and temperament to work with our investment banking professionals and others in our platform to take Griffin to the next level," said Mr. Harenza.
Mr. Harenza will remain as Griffin's Chairperson and looks forward to continuing to advise his clients on strategic transactions.
ABOUT GRIFFIN FINANCIAL GROUP
Griffin Financial Group provides merger and acquisition advisory, capital formation and strategic consulting services to financial institutions, healthcare companies and institutions, private equity sponsors, technology companies, and commercial and industrial companies of all sizes in various industries. Griffin also assists businesses facing special situations, such as financial restructuring and turnarounds. Griffin is a FINRA member. For more information, see www.griffinfingroup.com.
Griffin is part of Stevens & Lee/Griffin, a multidisciplinary professional services platform, which in addition to Griffin consists of Stevens & Lee, one of the 200 largest law firms in the country; a national ESOP firm that assists companies in creating and maintaining successful employee ownership results; a state and local government operations consulting business; a D&O and E&O insurance risk consulting business; a financial advisory business focusing on state and local government and not-for-profit sectors; a government affairs unit; and a group of 30 tax, accounting, consulting and technology professional services firms primarily operated by former Big Four professionals.
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