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Session A

How to Decide: Do nothing? Recap? Sell?

Presented By: Fifth Third Bank / Aegis Advisors

Whether you’re raising capital, selling a majority or minority stake in your business, or even executing a recapitalization, liquidity events are a rare opportunity to turn concentrated equity positions into enduring, diversified wealth. Join a panel of C-suite executives, PE investors, and M&A advisors for a conversation on how to generate the best possible outcome.


Francie Henry
Market President
Fifth Third Bank

Francie Henry serves as regional president of Fifth Third Bank, N.A. (Central Ohio). She is responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the Bank’s Commercial, Wealth & Asset Management and Consumer  businesses, while also delivering distinctive value to our customers and community throughout Central Ohio, Southeast Ohio, West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania.

Francie has more than 30 years of banking experience and has spent her career at Fifth Third Bank, where she has held many positions including market president, managing director of Wealth & Asset management, retail executive, regional BankMart manager, and marketing coordinator.



Ali Jamshidi
Vice President & CFO
CTL Engineering, Inc.

Ali Jamshidi, has been with CTL Engineering, Inc., with world headquarter in Columbus, Ohio consisting of eleven offices in the US and two International Branches in India, for over 35 years. He has served as a Comptroller, CFO and Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for Financial strategies, reporting and consolidation of 12 different domestic and international companies. In addition to strategic planning, his major role involves in maximizing retirement benefits such as ESOP & 401(K) as well as managing various investment portfolios for the company with an emphasis on planning and managing ESOP repurchase liability, overseeing HR Director and chairing the ESOP Administrative Committee.

For nearly a couple of decades, he has been closely involved with the State Chapter and National ESOP Association in different roles leading to the President of OH/KY ESOP Chapter, as well as serving as a member of the State & Regional Executive Committee of the ESOP Association. He is currently serving as a Trustee of the Employee Ownership Foundation and Chairman of the National ESOP Association. For the past eight years, he has been serving as an independent board member of other ESOP companies.

He has been involved in multiple acquisitions through ESOP and non-ESOP transactions to achieve the company’s strategic goals. Prior to joining CTL Engineering, he worked in the accounting and manufacturing industries. He is heavily engaged in philanthropy and contributes to such organizations as the American Red Cross where he served as an advisory board member and recognized as the most valuable board member of the year, and helps as a leader in fundraising efforts for the past 27 years for the American Heart Association.


Ted Kramer
Chief Executive Officer

Ted has led the Sourcing activities for the firm since 2002. In 2014, he was appointed president of HKW, and in August of 2015, assumed responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer. Ted splits his responsibilities between Sourcing and Investor Relations while managing the day-to-day operations for the firm. Prior to joining HKW, Ted was an investment manager at White River Venture Partners and with Arthur Andersen, LLP. Before his career in business, Ted played professional hockey.


Lisa Mullaney
Director, Strategic Client Development
Fifth Third Private Bank

Lisa serves as Director of Strategic Client Development for the Business Transition Advisory Team. She is responsible for helping high-net-worth business owners navigate through the transition/sale process, focusing on both the personal and financial impacts before and after transition. 

Lisa previously served as Senior Director at Bank of New York Mellon and was responsible for strategic development of multi-generational families and established foundations and institutions. Lisa began her 20+ year financial services career in private equity and mergers and acquisitions and has broad experience across wealth management including estate planning, portfolio management, balance sheet optimization, debt strategies, business sales, and divorce protection. 

Fred Vorys
Founder & Principal
Aegis Advisors

Fred has made non-control investments and served as financial advisor during the last 33 years, currently as Founder & Principal at Aegis Advisors and previously as a Managing Director with Banc One Capital Markets/Banc One Capital Partners. He has been involved in recapitalization, growth financing, and m&a transactions totaling over $2.0 billion in value and direct investments cumulatively yielding a 35+% IRR.

Conference Location

401 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tel: (614) 384-8600