CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northern Trust announced today that it has appointed Robert Ashcroft as Senior Vice President and Director of Business Owner Consulting in Wealth Management.
“We are delighted to have Rob join Northern Trust as leader of our Business Owner Consulting practice, an important component of our ability to surround clients with holistic advice,” said David Blowers, President, Wealth Management National Services. “For many business owners, their business is their most valued asset. Rob’s expertise on issues of critical importance to business owners will be a tremendous asset in helping our clients achieve their goals.”
The Business Owner Consulting practice provides owners and families experienced, objective advice whether they are still building their businesses or planning an ownership transition. Succession planning, liquidity recapitalization, pre-sale planning and due diligence are among the areas of expertise within the practice, all of which are closely coordinated with other Northern Trust Wealth Management experts to ensure that business, family and wealth plans are developed and aligned in a holistic manner.
Ashcroft has advised on more than 200 mid-market deals, including the sale of private companies based in the US and Europe. He has also assisted management teams with buyouts, fundraising, and acquisitions. In addition, he has advised corporate executives on mergers and acquisitions, particularly on how to develop growth strategies and increase shareholder value. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including industrial products, aerospace and defense, automotive, technology, and consumer businesses.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Ashcroft was with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 12 years, where he worked in their Chicago and London offices. Previous to entering financial services, he was an engineer at BAE Systems. Ashcroft is a qualified chartered accountant (FCA) and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. He earned a bachelor of engineering degree, with honors, from the University of Bath, and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
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