Jeff Buettner is Managing Director for Butcher Joseph and Co. With over 15 years of valuation and financial opinion services experience, Jeff has provided valuation and financial advisory services for ESOP and non-ESOP companies in a multitude of industries. As a trusted financial advisor, Jeff has provided business and security interest valuations to stakeholders for a variety of purposes, including ESOP transactions and annual valuations, fairness opinions, solvency opinions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate planning, and financial recapitalization and restructuring.
Based in Chicago, Jeff leads Butcher Joseph and Co.’s Valuations and Opinions practice, manages transactions, and focuses on originating opportunities for the firm. Jeff leverages his experience to assist clients with assessing company value, analyzing corporate restructuring alternatives, and advising on ownership succession.
Jeff belongs to the National Center of Employee Ownership while serving as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. Jeff also participates as an active member of The ESOP Association’s Valuation Advisory Committee. In addition to his professional memberships, Jeff has been a frequent presenter at local, regional, and national conferences.
Prior to joining ButcherJoseph & Co., Jeff spent nine years with Stout Risius Ross, Inc., where he most recently served as a Managing Director in the ESOP Advisory Services practice within the Valuation & Financial Opinions Group providing ESOP valuation and financial opinion services in a multitude of industries. Jeff started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers before later joining a national valuation advisory services firm, where he performed and supervised numerous valuation and corporate financial advisory engagements.
Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.