Experience, Trust, Value

Maximizing the Value of your business


Chessiecap develops investment banking solutions for growth and technology companies throughout the U.S from our base in the Mid-Atlantic region.  We strive to achieve value and wealth for founders, investors and executives through Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Placements, and Corporate Finance/Development Services.

Chessiecap professionals bring to our clients decades of transaction and corporate development experience.  Doug Schmidt, one of the region’s most well-known investment bankers, founded Chessiecap in 2003 to apply Wall Street experience to growth and middle market companies.  Brad Harries is a New York and San Francisco trained investment banker who has spent his career serving technology clients and assisting in their corporate finance needs.  Bill Bavin was an equity research analyst before becoming a corporate finance professional, so he adds depth to our advice to public clients as well as to the Education & Training sectors where he is most engaged.  Scott Lurding has more than two decades of experience in finance, management, and business development, and has worked with founder and family-owned companies focused on healthcare, technology, education, and information services.  Gordon Treco has worked both in New York and regionally for major investment banks.  He is a specialist in numerous business services sectors as well as an advisor on fixed income and banking issues.

Chessiecap clients stand out in their markets, providing clear messages and choices for buyers and investors.  Chessiecap’s combination of investment banking skills and corporate development advice strengthens growth and middle market companies and can accelerate their access to the capital markets.

Chessiecap is a true expert in investment banking, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, strategic advice, and valuations and fairness opinions.  On every assignment, we leverage our firm’s deep market experience, a national network of investors and buyers, and a disciplined, proven process.