Diane Selph is one of the founders of The Chicago Corporation in 2010 and is a Managing Director of the firm. She has more than 25 years of finance experience in investment banking, corporate finance and accounting. She specializes in mergers & acquisitions advisory for family owned businesses, middle market companies, financial sponsors and private equity firms. Throughout her career, she successfully advised both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including industrial products – manufacturing & distribution, food and agribusiness, healthcare services, business services and specialty chemical.

Prior to The Chicago Corporation, Ms. Selph was a Director in BMO Capital Markets’ Financial Sponsors Group marketing investment banking and corporate banking products to financial sponsors and private equity firms. She spent over 10 years in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group marketing, originating and executing buy and sell-side mergers & acquisitions, financial advisory, valuations, tender offers and private debt and equity transactions. Prior to BMO, Ms. Selph was with The First National Bank of Chicago where she managed bank relationships, structured senior credit facilities and marketed capital markets products to companies as part of the National Corporate Banking Group. Formerly, Ms. Selph was in the Partnership Services Group at Marriott Corporation managing hotel partnerships, including all financial and investor relations matters. Ms. Selph was a CPA and began her career at KPMG Peat Marwick providing audit services.

Ms. Selph has received the Certified Financial Analyst designation. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and obtained a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

Diane can be reached at 312-283-0828