About us

Dedicated to prudent, quality advice and access to capital.

Gold Leaf Capital Partners is a boutique capital markets advisory services firm specializing in deals sized $500k - $50mm.

We believe every client and every deal is unique, requiring tailor-made financial solutions.

We will help you find the right capital source for your transaction and use our experience to negotiate and close deals efficiently and fairly.

Our mission is to help our clients save time, reduce costs, and improve your bottom line.

Our team

  • Leadership
  • Advisory board

Jeffrey Wright CEO and Founder

Robert Doyle Managing Partner of Gold Leaf Capital Partners

Ruben Dario Araiza Vice President of International Finance

Darius Grandberry Managing Director, CFO Advisory and Capital Markets

Kym Hubbard Board Member at PIMCO Funds and State Auto Financial Corporation

Russ Rosenzweig Co-founder Round Table Group

Allison Dunlap Chief Investment Officer for Fellows Financial Group

Jim Clark Board Member of Wheaton Bank & Trust Company

Buddy Blattner Seasoned executive and not for profit director

Resources

11/23/21
News

Gold Leaf Capital Partners Closed a $3.3M deal in Mexico

This week we are thankful for closing deals and providing access to capital. We were fortunate enough to close a $3.3M deal for our new clients based in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

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10/25/21
News

Gold Leaf Capital Partners Featured in Crain's Chicago Business

Want to close the generational wealth gap? Invest in minority-owned private-equity firms.
The need to have money to make money acts as a filter that blocks the potential of Black and Brown money managers, writes this Chicago firm founder.

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06/05/20
News

Think Like a Banker: 5 Things Banks Consider When Evaluating Your Loan Request

If you are in the market for a business loan, being prepared will give you the best possible chance at success. When you’re getting ready to negotiate with a bank for business financing, it always helps to put yourself in their shoes: what will they want to see and hear from you? What will draw red flags? What, ultimately, will land you the money you need at the rate you want?

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Testimonials

“As our business ​looked towards an acquisition, Gold Leaf provided us with​ expert​ ​transaction advisory services. They were diligent and provided me with honest, direct feedback, every step of the way. They worked as an extension of our team to help assess and navigate potential opportunities, as well as challenges. They continue to be a valuable asset to our business.”

Farissa Knox

RLM Media, CEO

“The Gold Leaf team is a group of talented, high energy and passionate people focused on helping our business grow and thrive. They are our trusted advisors, helping us foresee challenges and solve problems with proven, data driven strategies. Gold Leaf has been an integral part of our business's long-term growth and success.”

Anthony Artley

Tactical Security Chicago, President

"Gold Leaf made a very high-profile, complicated transaction for our firm absolut​e​ly seamless. From start to finish the process was thorough, simple and transparent. As a business owner for more than 20 years, Gold Leaf is the only firm I know that could deliver our very nuanced deal in a timely fashion and with ease. The experience, expertise and work ethic of the team was exemplary."

Les Bond

Attucks Asset Management, CEO

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