Chattanooga-based mergers, acquisitions and capital-raising consulting firm Oaklyn Consulting announced Wednesday that Leah Williams has joined the firm as an investor communications consultant.
In this role, Ms. Williams will help Oaklyn’s client base of entrepreneurs and business owners present the story of their businesses to investors and lenders in a clear, persuasive way, said officials. Drawing from a background in writing and graphic design and her own business experience, she will combine the elements of clients’ business plans into presentations that focus on the needs of capital providers.
“We’re pleased to have Leah join our team at Oaklyn Consulting,” said Frank Williamson, CEO of Oaklyn Consulting. “Success at raising capital certainly depends on getting the numbers right. But it’s also crucial to tell well-crafted stories to investors and lenders, who are looking for strong business builders who will be good stewards of capital. Leah brings a unique perspective and set of skills to this work, and she will complement our team of financial experts that helps companies navigate mergers, acquisitions, capital raising and other significant financial transactions.”
Ms. Williams comes to Oaklyn with 13 years of combined experience in writing and presentation design during which she’s supported some of the world’s most respected ad agencies, brands, tech and media companies. Her previous clients include McCann, Ogilvy, The Weather Channel, Discovery Channel, Gap, Equinox, Landor, Ann Taylor/LOFT and Twilio. In addition, she has taught courses for the NASA Internship Program, The University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Innovation Depot in Birmingham.