Lazear Capital Partners Hires Managing Director Steven Deis, expands into California

Steven Deis will lead the firm’s efforts with business owners and employee-owned companies throughout the state of California.

Lazear Capital Partners, a leader in sell-side employee stock ownership plan transactions, has added a California-based managing director to better serve our west coast clients. Steven Deis will lead the firm’s efforts with business owners and employee-owned companies throughout the state of California.

For over 25 years, Steve has worked with banks and financial services firms to provide real world applications for the array of options available in today's marketplace. Before joining Lazear Capital, Steve worked as a Director of ESOP Advisory and Senior Vice President for regional investment banking firms located in California. He was instrumental in the development, analysis, and execution of business succession plans for dozens of family businesses before his years in investment banking.

Steve’s work with diverse firms in food and beverage, construction, manufacturing, and logistics creates a natural synergy with the firm’s core focus while aligning with LCPs’ belief that the ESOP participation across the entire state of California has significant untapped potential as a west-coast hive for employee ownership.

“We’ve worked with remarkable companies across the country,” notes Bruce Lazear, founder and partner of Lazear Capital Partners. He went on to say, “While our ESOP team continues to partner with business owners and companies all over the United States, we feel it is the right time to have a formal presence in California. The states’ culture of entrepreneurship and community-building makes it an ideal market for employee stock ownership-oriented succession planning solutions.”

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with ESOP advisors in central Ohio, Cleveland, Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, California, Lazear Capital Partners continues to focus on the growth and expansion of ESOPs in the United States.

Steve Deis is immediately available for introductory meetings and ESOP 101 sessions for companies and for platform partners. He can be reached at +1-559-248-6460 and sd@lazearcapital.com.

See Steve's full bio here: https://www.lazearcapital.com/steve-deis