Christopher A. Coates Joins SES ESOP Strategies as Vice President

Firm continues to expand

PARAMUS, NJ, October 1, 2020 Christopher A. Coates has joined SES ESOP Strategies as Vice President, and will be based in the firm’s new office in Paramus, NJ.

”Chris brings many years of leadership experience to our firm, and I look forward to him joining SES,” said James G. Steiker, Chairman of SES ESOP Strategies.

“Chris has worked with a broad array of industries in his three decades at Accenture, and we are confident this experience will help us continue to carry out our mission of creating and maintaining successful and sustainable business transitions to employee ownership,” said Edward C. Renenger, President and CEO.

In his role as Vice President, Mr. Coates will advise companies, owners and other stakeholders on business transition strategies, with a particular focus on ESOP ownership transactions. He has extensive deal shaping, negotiation and operational management experience that provide him unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges of companies seeking to implement employee ownership.

Prior to joining SES ESOP Strategies, Mr. Coates was a Managing Director with Accenture, a global consulting firm. During his 30-year career he has worked with various industries, including life sciences, utilities, consumer products, financial services and health and public service. In his most recent role as Commercial Director, Mr. Coates oversaw all operational aspects of sales and delivery to large, complex and global clients. This included oversight for the financial, legal, human resources and business operations aspects of the relationship.

Mr. Coates also has deep ties to the community, and has been a long-standing trustee at the Overlook Hospital Foundation and the Craig School, where he is also the former Board Chair. He has an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Physics, cum laude, from Middlebury College.

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