Christopher Helmrath

Managing Director - SC&H Capital

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Christopher Helmrath

An engineering firm called on Chris to consult with them on reaching their divesting objectives. After reviewing the firm’s current situation, Chris provided them with the current valuation at that point in time, but also provided the firm with a longer term picture. He built a quantitative model for the engineering firm’s board to see what it could sell for at a future point in time. Showing the areas that needed strengthening or re-structuring, Chris further helped the firm close the gaps. Within several years, the firm successfully divested its business at a price that was more than acceptable to the CEO and the board. In fact, Chris’ work for the firm made it into a book the CEO subsequently wrote.

As head of SC&H Capital group, Chris advises boards of directors and management teams of non-profits, public, and private, companies on the best methods to achieve their goals, and provides the real world tools for them to measure and evaluate their progress. He also aligns the companies with the services they need to accomplish their business objectives in a measurable way. Much of Chris’ work leads to buy-side and sell-side transactions. He helps companies develop strategic and operational plans for their business success.

Chris’ unique capabilities derive from his years of experience in corporate finance with several large accounting firms, his years now with SC&H, and his academic career as a finance professor. He has taught graduate-level courses at Loyola College’s Sellinger School of Business, and also for the Capstone Program at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, which recognized him with an Excellence in Teaching Award. Chris also directed the Capstone Program at Johns Hopkins, which provided him with a sharpened understanding of corporate finance and business strategy that translates into the leadership skills he continues to bring into his client’s boardrooms.

At SC&H, Chris manages and directs the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice, as well as corporate financial advisory and management consulting services. His expertise is in M&A, debt and equity financing, strategic and operational planning, and financial and transactional advisory aimed at increasing shareholder value. Chris’ experience extends through various industries, with particular concentration in healthcare, real estate, government contracting, IT, manufacturing and distribution, consumer products, and business services. He has conducted transactional and advisory service engagements involving, in aggregate, over $5 billion.

Chris is a member of SC&H’s Executive Committee, where he oversees operations and business development across the firm’s various practice areas and service lines. He has been named a “Top Advisor” by SmartCEO Magazine, contributes to the Baltimore Business Journal and Washington Business Journal, and often speaks to industry groups on issues affecting corporate finance and strategic planning.

Chris earned his B.A. in Economics from Miami University, and his MBA in Finance from Loyola College, where he graduated at the top of his class. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Registered Representative and Principal, and holds Securities licenses Series 7, 24, 63, and 79.

An avid contributor of his talents to his community, Chris has participated in numerous Baltimore-area and related initiatives as a local board member. He helped found the State of Maryland Security Initiative Corp. (Cyber MD today), and serves as a board member for the Association for Corporate Growth, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Heart and Vascular Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wheeling Jesuit University. Past board memberships also include the Baltimore County Executive Advisory Board, Catholic Charities, the Loyola College Accounting Advisory Board, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and the Supportive Housing Group, which helps veterans effectively transition back into society.

Chris Helmrath, MBA
Job Title
Managing Director
SC&H Capital
6011 University Boulevard, Suite 490,
Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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