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Executive Profile

Jeff Wright

Jeff Wright

Minneapolis Office

Jeff has a strong marketing and business development background, starting his career with Procter & Gamble, and later as a senior executive with a large regional advertising agency. He eventually acquired and built his own agency, growing it to $30 million in billings. He sold his agency to a large strategic buyer, and in doing so, created a pioneering integrated marketing firm that grew to be the largest agency of its type in the Upper Midwest.

Jeff has also been an owner, operator, investor and advisor to several other companies, including running and co-owning a structured finance/development firm in the alternative energy sector. The company was sold in 2010 to a group of its investors.

In 2011, Jeff became a full-time investment banker with Corporate Finance Associates. He has led the successful deal closings of companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, high tech, medical products, sports/recreation, construction and staffing. 

In 2019 Jeff became the Principal of the Minneapolis office of Corporate Finance Associates, supervising a team of investment bankers, all of whom have owned, run and sold their own companies. He enjoys working hands-on with M&A engagements and applying his diverse business experience and affinity for win/win transactions to maximize the outcome for his clients.

Jeff serves on several board and community associations and is a frequent speaker, panelist and author.