Shawn Byerly


Located at our Cincinnati office, Shawn drives business development by sourcing new buy-side and sell-side opportunities in the business services, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. When serving as Managing Director at First Financial Bank for over ten years, Shawn was responsible for originating, structuring, negotiating, and closing over 50 leveraged finance deals. Prior experience includes credit and relationship management roles at Fifth Third Bank where he gained expertise in a variety of industry verticals. Shawn believes in the power of loyalty and trust as the building blocks for creating and maintaining quality relationships, both personally and professionally. He also prioritizes family and enjoys seeing new places and creating new experiences for them during his time off, though some of that time is spent taking Andy Hays’s money on the golf course.

Education and Certifications

Franklin University – B.S. Business Administration

Professional and Civic Affiliation

The Association for Corporate Growth

Opus Connect

Small Business Investor Alliance