Birmingham, Alabama and Dallas Texas – 09 January 2018 – Kirchner Group, a boutique traditional merchant bank and industry leader in consolidated value solutions, announced today that Clay Callan has joined the firm. Clay will be focused on Kirchner Group’s advisory and operational support services including its outsourced operating partner and dedicated fund advisory services which are tailored for family offices, private equity and venture capital investors.
Most recently Clay was a Managing Director at Highland Capital Management, L.P., a $14B SEC registered investment advisor specializing in credit strategies and private equity. At Highland, Clay acted as an operating partner where he worked with companies in a number of sectors including healthcare, aerospace, consumer products and environmental services to create significant value for investors. Prior to working in private equity, Clay held leadership positions at Cardinal Health, CNH Industrial, and General Electric where he launched new products, improved manufacturing operations and grew sales.
“We are pleased to add such an experienced operator who understands the investor mindset to our firm,” stated W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, Founder and CEO of the Kirchner Group. “Clay is a great addition to both our corporate and fund advisory services team. He also brings a track record of success and a deep network to our continuously growing firm.”
“I am excited to join Kirchner Group where I can partner with its clients to create lasting customer and shareholder value,” added Clay. “Having served as both an Operating Partner and portfolio company executive, I can appreciate the challenges that both management and investors face as they work to create shareholder value. This experience has allowed me to create the alignment, urgency and process needed to deliver results. I look forward to working with my colleagues at Kirchner to build on the firm’s legacy of delivering value to its clients!”