Ellin & Tucker is pleased to announce that Christopher W. Oven has joined the firm in the role of Consultant in Corporate Finance and Business Valuation. As one of the Baltimore region’s leading banking executives, Chris will leverage 20 years of industry experience at M&T Bank, paired with 15 years of working in close connection with Ellin & Tucker, to help guide our clients in their business advisory, corporate finance, and valuation needs.
“I am delighted to welcome Chris onto our team,” said Ellin & Tucker CEO, Ed Brake. “He has been a dear friend of Ellin & Tucker for many years, and an outstanding ambassador for M&T Bank. He’s worked front and center, as a leader of the bank, a partner of our firm and our clients, and within the Greater Baltimore community. I’ve always been impressed by his ability to form deep and meaningful relationships. I know he will bring the same level of commitment to our clients and to the firm.”
Chris has extensive and diverse experience with both public and private companies in industries ranging from finance and consulting to real estate and industrial manufacturing. He is an expert in process improvement, financial analysis and planning, organizational change, relationship management, staff development, and team leadership.
“I knew from working with Ellin & Tucker over the years that this would be a natural cultural fit,” Chris said. “Throughout my career, I’ve been driven by creating long-lasting connections that go beyond one-time transactions. For me, joining Ellin & Tucker is an opportunity to grow the firm’s client relations and bring a banker’s perspective – and candid conversation – in the room throughout our entire partnership.”
An active member of the Baltimore community, Chris has served on the boards of the United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Franciscan Center of Baltimore and the M&T Charitable Foundation. He also participated in the GBC Leadership program.
Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in business management science from the University of Scranton, and his MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He and his wife Maria live in West Towson with their three sons.