Channing Hamlet is a Managing Director at Objective Capital Partners, focused on leading the firm’s business valuation practice and transaction execution for its investment banking practice. Mr. Hamlet is a results-driven executive that has 20+ years of experience advising business owners on management issues, transaction execution and business valuation. He is able to draw on a diverse background that includes direct management experience as well as strategy consulting, private equity investing, investment banking and business appraisal experience for the benefit of each.
Prior to joining Objective, Mr. Hamlet served as a Managing Director of Cabrillo Advisors, where he was instrumental in growing its valuation practice from its inception to a national practice serving more than 700 clients in five years. During this period, he was responsible for managing a team of approximately 25 professionals that conducted a variety of business valuation assignments including tax compliance (409a, estate and gift), fair value (ASC 820, ASC 350, ASC 805) as well as strategic advisory assignments. His experience ranges from working with early stage companies on relatively simple stock option valuation assignments up to IPO stage companies with complex capitalization tables and significant scrutiny from Big 4 accounting firms and the SEC.
Previously, he served as a Director at Vistage where he focused on business development, acquisitions and new business in initiatives. Prior to joining Vistage, Mr. Hamlet served on the investment team at LLR Partners, a $260 million private-equity firm which invested in and acquired 25 companies during his tenure. Prior to LLR Partners he was a member of Legg Mason’s Investment Banking group, where he focused on middle market M&A and corporate advisory assignments.
Mr. Hamlet is active in numerous organizations including the Association for Corporate Growth Los Angeles where he serves on the Membership Committee; Group Leader in ProVisors; Exit Planning Institute of San Diego and Los Angeles member; PEERS member; Vistage Advisors member; and more. Mr. Hamlet has a master’s degree in operations research and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses and is a Registered Representative of BA Securities LLC, Member FINRA SIPC.