Executive Profile

Jeff Wright

Jeff Wright

CFA Minneapolis

Jeff brings more than 25 years of entrepreneurial management experience to his work advising company owners as an investment banker.  Early in his career, Jeff acquired and built a professional services firm to over $20 million in billings.  He successfully sold the company to a complimentary strategic buyer. Jeff stayed on for four years as President of the newly created firm and was instrumental in consolidating the merger and unlocking potential synergies.  This company has continued to grow to a position where today it is one of the top three participants in the regional marketplace.

More recently, Jeff served for  five years as an officer of a firm specializing in structuring capital for utility-scale alternative energy projects, and was ultimately promoted to President by the company’s Board. This work involved raising both development capital and permanent project finance.  As President, Jeff led the firm’s business development and capital raising initiatives. Jeff was a frequent industry speaker and in 2009 and 2010, was Chair of Community Wind for the American Wind Energy Association’s national conference. The company was sold in 2010 to a group of its investors.

Jeff’s business experience as an entrepreneur, as a strategist, and company leader, brings him in-depth insights into dozens of different industries and hundreds of companies. These include both consumer and business-to-business firms.  Jeff joined Corporate Finance Associates in 2011 where he applies his diverse business experience and affinity for win/win transactions to maximize the outcomes for his clients.