Greg Fresh

Greg Fresh
Managing Director

Greg leads Chartwell’s corporate finance practice. He has an extensive background in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. During the course of his 25+ year career, he has been involved in sell-side, buy-side, and capital markets transactions in a variety of settings, both as an advisor and as a principal investor. 



Greg has held positions on the Legal & Regulatory Committee of The ESOP Association and the Advisory Committee for the Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA). Greg is a registered representative with Chartwell affiliate, CCS Transactions, LLC and holds FINRA Series 7, 62, 63, and 79 licenses.



Prior to joining Chartwell, Greg was Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (BAML) Middle-Market M&A advisory group, where he was responsible for covering diversified industrial clients, as well as ESOP advisory for both middle-market and global investment banks. Prior to BAML, Greg was a Managing Director at ABN AMRO’s North American Mid-Market Corporate Finance group (ABN), where he was responsible for M&A and general corporate finance. While at ABN, he established the ESOP Advisory practice for the investment bank, leveraging LaSalle’s ESOP structured lending business into an advisory capability. In addition, with the Financial Sponsors group, he initiated a public-to-private practice for mid-cap companies.


Prior to his global investment banking experience, Greg was a Managing Director at Lazard Middle Market (formerly known as Goldsmith Agio Helms, a leading boutique middle-market investment banking firm), where he represented corporations, private equity, and private business owners in a variety of middle-market transactions. Furthermore, Greg held positions of increasing responsibility in corporate development and financial management with Diageo, PLC, and Invensys PLC. Greg began his M&A career in private equity with the Jordan Industries, Inc. (an affiliate of the Jordan Company).


Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Northeastern Illinois University.