The consulting and transaction advisory subsidiary of law firm Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada has recruited from the local Ernst & Young office a veteran of the M&A and assurance markets.
Wesley Roberts’ new title at Butler Snow Advisory Services is vice president of capital markets. At Ernst & Young, he was a manager in the transaction advisory services department, where he managed and took part in financial due diligence engagements, many of them involving acquisitions by private-equity groups and strategic corporate buyers.
“Wesley’s transaction advisory experience at Ernst & Young makes him a perfect fit for our growing company,” said Matt Thornton, president and CEO of Butler Snow Advisory Services. “We are particularly encouraged to have him in Nashville, where we see exceptional financial and business opportunities.”
Butler Snow made a big splash in Nashville last summer when it lured about 40 attorneys from the downtown office of Miller & Martin. Since then, the firm has committed to moving its area team to The Pinnacle at Symphony Place tower. The firm’s advisory services unit has offices in Jackson, Miss., and Memphis as well as Nashville and is home to about a dozen professionals.
Roberts earned both his bachelor of business administration and master of accountancy degrees from the University of Tennessee. He is also a CPA.