Mr. Freeman is a director in Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group. Mr. Freeman has advised private and publicly traded companies on mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic advisory assignments across a broad range of sectors in the food and beverage and restaurant and retail segments. Prior to joining Harris Williams & Co., Mr. Freeman worked as a vice president in the Food and Agriculture practice at Lazard Middle Market and as an associate in the Debt Capital Markets practice at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Previous experience also includes performing various roles in corporate finance, strategic planning, and global marketing at Eli Lilly & Co.

Mr. Freeman received his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester, where he was a Simon Leadership Fellow, and he graduated with a B.A. in economics from Wabash College.