Ryan Freeman is a managing director in the Consumer Group at Harris Williams. He 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, Mr. Freeman worked as a vice president in the Food and Agriculture practice at Lazard and as an investment banking associate at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Previous experience also includes performing various roles in corporate finance and corporate strategy 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.