Professionals

D.B.H. Chaffe III

D.B.H. Chaffe IIIChairman

“My entire business career has been as a principal or owner of a local or regional business. It is natural for our firm to be interested in services for mid-range public and private companies in our region.”

Vanessa Brown Claiborne

Vanessa Brown ClaibornePresident

“Valuing a business is not an exact science. There are numerous qualitative and quantitative factors that must be considered. Valuations are not just theory. That price has to survive in the marketplace.”

Sherwood "Woody" Briggs

Sherwood “Woody” BriggsVice Chairman

“Financial institutions are a cornerstone of our communities and their health is indicative of the health of the world around them.”

G.F. Gay LeBreton

G. F. Gay Le BretonManaging Director

“Our job is to secure the best deal for our clients. We pride ourselves on doing just that, efficiently and effectively.”

Frank deVay

Frank deVaySenior Vice President

Mr. deVay is employed in the mergers and acquisitions area of Chaffe & Associates, Inc., having joined the firm in 2000.

Marc Katsanis

Marc KatsanisSenior Vice President

As vice president his duties include the performance of business research and valuations of privately held partnership, limited liability company and corporate ownership interests, restricted stock, stock options and warrants.

Riley J. Busenlener

Riley J. BusenlenerVice President

Mr. Busenlener is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), accredited by the American Institute of CPAs in business valuation (ABV); an attorney (JD); an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP) by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils; and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers.

John P. Hammond

John P. HammondAssociate

As an Assocaite, his duties include the performance of business research and valuations of privately-held partnership, limited liability company, and corporate ownership interests. Mr. Hammond is the primary contact for the company’s Jackson office.

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Nene Glenn GianfalaAssistant Vice President

Ms. Gianfala, a Licensed Certified Public Accountant, joined Chaffe & Associates, Inc. as a financial analyst intern in the corporate valuation group in June 2007, and upon completion of the internship joined the company.

Taylor Gilbert

Taylor GilbertVice President Mergers & Acquisitions

Mr. Gilbert is the Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for Chaffe & Associates, Inc., which delivers M&A services to lower middle market clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Whit Slocum

Whit SlocumAssistant Vice President

Mr. Slocum is an Assistant Vice President in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Chaffe & Associates, Inc., which focuses on providing M&A services to lower middle market clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Matt Meeks

Matt MeeksFinancial Analyst

Mr. Meeks is a Financial Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Chaffe & Associates, Inc., which delivers M&A services to lower middle market clients across a broad spectrum of industries. As an Analyst, Mr. Meeks specializes in valuations, …

Ryan Gerton

Ryan W. GertonResearch Analyst

Mr. Gerton is a Research Analyst in the Valuation Group of Chaffe & Associates, Inc. he joined the firm in January 2016 and performs business and industry research, report writing, and valuations of privately held partnership, limited liability company, and corporate ownership interests.