Houlihan Capital Appoints Rodger Howell as CEO and Transitions to ESOP Structure

Chicago, IL — June 11, 2024 — Houlihan Capital, a leading valuation, financial advisory, and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rodger Howell as its Chief Executive Officer effective May 13, 2024. Mr. Howell succeeds William Butrym, Co-Founder, who has transitioned to Board Member and Senior Advisor after 14 years of dedicated service at the Firm. Additionally, the company is transitioning to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) structure, reinforcing its commitment to employee empowerment and long-term sustainability.

Rodger Howell

Rodger Howell: A Dynamic Leader

Mr. Howell brings a wealth of experience to his role as CEO. His track record includes successful leadership positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and PRTM Management Consultants, where he advised clients in strategy formulation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial advisory across various industries. As a results-driven leader, Mr. Howell prioritizes delivering quality, high-value services to clients and fostering a client-centric culture within the organization.

ESOP Transition: Empowering Employees

Houlihan Capital’s transition to an ESOP structure reflects its commitment to employee well-being and engagement. Under this model, employees become direct stakeholders in the company, aligning their interests with the firm’s long-term success.

A Message from Rodger Howell

“I am honored to lead Houlihan Capital during this exciting phase of growth,” said Mr. Howell. “Our transition to an ESOP structure reinforces our belief in the power of employee ownership. Together, we will continue to provide superior client value, drive innovation, and build a legacy for generations to come.”

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About Houlihan Capital

Houlihan Capital is a leading valuation, financial advisory, and investment banking firm dedicated to delivering value through a solutions-driven approach. Our expertise extends from serving small to middle-market companies to some of the largest corporations, hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds globally. Houlihan Capital is SOC-compliant, a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and SIPC, and committed to the highest levels of professional ethics and standards.

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