Lara Butler

Lara Butler
Senior Analyst

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 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.