Lara Butler

Lara Butler
Senior Analyst

PRESENT POSITION

Lara is a member of Chartwell's Advisory team and is experienced in advising companies on a wide range of topics including strategic alternatives, ESOP transactions, executive compensation, and evaluating strategies for long-term sustainability.  She works with business owners, management teams, and boards of directors at ESOP companies to provide a holistic perspective of a company's financial position and future capital claims.  Lara also has experience analyzing financial statements, gathering due diligence information, and analyzing public markets for business valuation purposes.

 

PRIOR EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

Prior to joining Chartwell, Lara was a financial analyst at IBM, where she managed financial transactions for large organizations and served as a brand lead for the systems development expense division.

 

As an undergraduate student, Lara was an equity research analyst for her school’s endowment fund.  She interned at a technology startup and a startup accelerator company.  Lara was also a Chicago Ventures Fellow, where she evaluated startups for potential investment.

 

Lara graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with concentrations in finance and marketing from Creighton University’s Heider College of Business.