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Our Team

Our firm is comprised of a team of managing directors, senior directors and associates, who all share in the tremendous responsibilities associated with helping clients in a range of industries identify and accomplish their business goals. Although we all have specific experience and core competencies, we work together on most client engagements, because we believe different perspectives benefit our clients the most. 

Combined Experience.

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Founder & CEO
Charlie Maskell

Charlie began his career as a CPA with C.W. Amos & Company, a regional audit, tax and accounting firm, in 1982 and for over 15 years served as a Partner for accounting, audit and consulting services firms. 

 

Most recently Charlie served as the Advisory Practice Leader for the Mid-Atlantic region for McGladrey, a national audit, tax and consulting firm.

 

Charlie founded Chesapeake Corporate Advisors, LLC, in 2005, a boutique corporate advisory firm, committed to providing both investor-owned and/or closely held emerging growth and middle market companies with services in the areas of Value Creation and Mergers and Acquisitions.

 

Charlie is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), a Certified Business Appraiser through The Institute of Business Appraisers and is a Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor through the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors.

 

He holds a B.A. in Accounting from Loyola University Maryland and a Certificate in Business Strategy from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Charlie is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Mercy Medical Center, Calvert Hall College and Loyola University Sellinger School of Business.

 
Managing Director
Allen Stott

Allen joined the firm as a Managing Director through the acquisition of JPB Strategic Advisors by CCA. Allen has been providing strategic advice to business owners throughout the exit planning, preparation and transaction execution stages since 1998. He has successfully completed transactions in a broad range of industries, including business services, health care and life science products and services, distribution, manufacturing, chemicals and plastics.   

 

Allen also has 13 years experience across a range of chemicals and plastics industries, including Corporate Commercial Development with W.R. Grace in Columbia, MD.  He worked closely with a number of Grace business units including Construction Products, Cryovac Packaging, Davison Catalysts, Dearborn Water Treatment Chemicals, and others.  Allen previously worked as Project Manager with Kline & Company, an international business consulting firm serving the chemicals industry, focusing heavily on M&A engagements.

 

He holds a BS degree in chemistry from Randolph Macon College and an MBA from The College of William & Mary. Allen is a board member of the Maryland chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth as well as the Howard Community College Education Foundation, is past board Chairman of the Howard County YMCA, and was a board member of j-ref, formerly the James Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund.  He also served as Chairman of the Business Assistance Committee of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.

 
 
Managing Director
Tim Lewis

Tim's professional experience includes banking, corporate financial consulting with Ernst & Young, and C-Level leadership roles with several regional entrepreneurial companies, specifically: NeighborCare, a healthcare services and medical supply industry consolidation; Adaptive Trade, a venture backed decision optimization technology company; Becker Group, a PE-backed niche marketing company focused on creating shareholder value then a successfully orchestrated ownership exit. Most recently, Tim worked as President and COO for Ripken Holdings, a closely held sports business with a world-class brand.

 

He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and received an MBA from the University of Maryland. He is also a CPA (inactive).

 

He is proud to have participated in the growth and development of CCA during its formative years under Charlie Maskell's leadership. Tim’s focus is leading the strategy practice to help clients create and realize shareholder value in pursuit of their goals and objectives.

As a Managing Director in the firm's Strategy and Valuation practice, Michael is responsible for merger and acquisition analysis and strategic planning focused on financial analysis and shareholder value creation. Michael has over 10 years of experience in business valuation and investment banking services, including capital raises, management buyouts and M&A. Many of Michael’s projects involve the preparation of financial models and materials which include projections, operating budgets, business plans, competitor and industry analysis, and strategic planning. 

 

Michael began his career with T.Rowe Price in 2004, and has also worked as a financial analyst at Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, with a focus on financial advisory and valuation services. During his time with Ellin & Tucker, Mike performed valuations for privately held businesses, intangible assets and intellectual property, stock options, ESOP interests, and mergers and acquisitions. 

 

Michael is currently in the process of becoming an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers. Michael earned a BA in finance from Loyola University in Maryland and an MBA in finance from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland. He currently serves on the board of directors of Abilities Network a non-profit dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities.

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Managing Director
Martin O'Neill

Marty joins CCA as a Managing Director with years of experience as a business operator and consultant.  Most recently, Marty was the Chief Operating Officer for ClearEdge, a mid-market technology company.

Prior to his COO role, Marty was the Principal and Owner of The Alternative Board (TAB), a consulting and CEO coaching business serving the Baltimore-Washington market.  Marty was also the Executive VP and CFO of Conquest, and lead the successful sale of Conquest to Boeing. Marty was also the CEO of CTX Corporation, a Federal Intel Government Contractor and the CEO of Canal Bridge Consulting, a boutique consultancy focused on business process re-engineering.

Marty has written four books including “Act Like an Owner”, “The Power of an Internal Franchise”, “Next Generation Leaders” and “Building Business Value.”  His “Building Business Value” book and methodology have been used by numerous regional mid-market companies to create business value as part of their corporate strategic planning processes.  Marty has also created and published the online “Next Generation Leaders” program.

Marty earned a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland. He is an active writer and speaker on the subjects of leadership development, creating business value and corporate culture.

 
Director
Timothy Brasel

Timothy possesses significant experience in investment banking and financial advisory services. Prior to joining CCA, he was a Vice President with HighBank Advisors, LLC, a Baltimore-based middle market investment bank. There, he provided clients with sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory services, as well as debt and equity capital raising services, valuation advisory, and restructuring services across a wide range of industries including business services, industrials, technology, healthcare, and consumer services.  

 

During his three year tenure with the firm, Timothy was involved in advising and closing more than 15 transactions with an aggregate value of nearly $250 million. He previously held positions as a Research Analyst with The Harborside Group and as an Associate at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore. In his highly-visible Director role with CCA, Timothy will be responsible for leading clients in sell-side and buy-side engagements.

Timothy earned an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, CollegePark and a B.S. in Finance from Salisbury University. At Salisbury University he was a three-year letter winner on the Division III Men’s Basketball team as well as an Academic All-Conference Team member.

 
Director
Heather Brake

Heather began her career with Chesapeake Corporate Advisors in 2010. As a Director in the firm's Strategy and Valuation practice, Heather is focused on financial analysis and shareholder value creation. Heather has seven years of experience providing business strategy services to privately held and investor owned businesses including strategy development, growth initiatives, shareholder value and profitability improvement. She performs business valuations for both strategic and fair market value engagements and is involved in the preparation of financial models and presentations related to strategic planning, capital/ debt raise engagements, bank financing, and succession planning. 

 

Heather earned a BSBA in Management from Bucknell University and an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management.

 
Director
John Miller

John is a Director in the Strategic Advisory and Valuation practice, where he provides Strategic CFO, other Strategy and M&A services to CCA’s clients.  He has a long track record with middle market companies as both a commercial banker and a business executive.

 

John spent 17 years as a commercial banker, mostly with Mercantile Bank in Baltimore, where he worked mainly with privately held, middle market companies in multiple industries.  Since leaving banking he has held executive roles as a Vice President at Triangle Sign & Service, a national sign manufacturer and installer, COO of Security Associates, a regional security alarm technology company and CFO of KeraLink International, a not-for-profit corneal eye bank.  At both Security Associates and KeraLink International John contributed significantly with increasing the value of the companies and also played a major role in successfully executing liquidity events for both companies.

 

John earned an MBA from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland, and a BS in Economics from Virginia Tech.  He also earned a minor in History at Virginia Tech.  He has been active in coaching youth sports, including basketball and lacrosse, for many years.

 
Associate
Meghan Daley

Prior to joining CCA, Meghan was a Financial Analyst Intern at Knollwood Investment Advisory, a small Family Office located in Hunt Valley, Maryland. During the summer of 2015, she was a Finance Intern at Brookside Mezzanine Partners, a subordinated debt leverage firm in Stamford, Connecticut.

 

In her role as a senior analyst, Meghan is responsible for supporting the firm's Strategic Advisory and Investment Banking Services. She works closely with senior team members in providing value-added services to the firm's clients. Her previous experience includes financial statement analysis and industry research.

 

Meghan graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University of Maryland in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Minor in Information Systems. She was a member of the school's Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, an international business honor society, as well as the Financial Management Association and several philanthropic clubs. Meghan resides in Baltimore City.

 
Associate
Kyle Jefferson

Prior to joining CCA, Kyle was an Associate with HighBank Advisors, LLC, a Baltimore-based middle market investment bank. There, he provided clients with sell-side and buy-side M&A advisory services, as well as debt and equity capital raising services, valuation advisory, and restructuring services across a wide range of industries including business services, industrials, technology, healthcare, and consumer services. Most recently, Kyle was an Associate at a real estate investment group focusing on the healthcare sector.

In his role as Associate, Kyle will support the firm's Investment Banking team. He will work closely with senior team members in providing value-added services to the firm's clients on sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions. Kyle brings with him six years of experience in client-focused complex financial modeling, analysis and deal-driven execution.

Kyle graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Accounting.

 
Analyst
Joe DiPeso

Prior to joining CCA, Joe was a Financial Analyst Intern from May 2018 – August 2018 at Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services, located in Columbia, Maryland. During summer of 2017, Joe was a Kelly Benefit Strategies Sales Intern at Kelly & Associates, located in Sparks, Maryland.

As an Analyst, Joe is responsible for supporting the firm's Investment Banking and Strategy & Business Valuation services. He works closely with senior team members to provide value-added services to the firm's clients. His previous experience includes financial statement analysis and industry research.

Joe graduated Cum Laude from Salisbury University in May 2019 with a BS in Finance and minor in Biology. Throughout his time at Salisbury, Joe was a member of the school's Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, an international business honor society, as well as Vice President of the Financial Management Association. Joe also assisted in a neurobiology research project for two years and was a member of both the 2016 and 2017 Salisbury Men’s Lacrosse National Championship teams. He currently resides in the Baltimore area.

 
Office Administrator
Holly Johnson

Holly joined CCA as the Office Administrator with an extensive background in office management, human resources, and event planning. Throughout her career, she has provided administrative and bookkeeping support for mid-sized to large fortune 500 companies within the fields of finance, construction, and IT.

Most recently, she worked as the Office Manager for Pixelligent Technologies, a chemical manufacturing company in Baltimore, MD. There, she worked closely with C-Level executives to developed and implement new policies and procedures for daily operations. Holly now supports the CCA team with scheduling and correspondence, database management, and maintenance of marketing/PR communications.

Holly earned a BA in Accounting from the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University.