Help us welcome Mohammad Siddiqi and Frank Ihle to CCA.
Mohammad Siddiqi brings to each client engagement a personal philosophy that complements CCA’s mission: “I approach every situation with optimism, vision, and curiosity,” he says.
Mohammad draws on his client due diligence experience to help our senior staff prepare the financial projections and valuations that form the foundation of a business sale transaction. Through his previous experience in public accounting, he’s gained an in-depth understanding of financial statements and how company operations translate to financial performance, which proves invaluable in his current role. He’s also skilled in conducting buyer and investor outreach and developing the investment memoranda and other documents that are crucial to presenting a company to prospective buyers in the best possible light.
Before joining CCA, Mohammad served as a Healthcare Finance Consultant with the CPA firm Dixon Hughes Goodman and completed audit and accounting and finance internships with Deloitte and Morgan Stanley, respectively. Valued by clients and staff for his forethought and attentiveness, he holds a M.S. in accounting, organisations and institutions from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. in accounting from Towson University.
On the personal side…
As an undergraduate, Mohammad led an effort to build a primary health clinic in the remote village of Santokha in India—an initiative he undertook after visiting his parents’ birthplace and seeing first-hand the lack of basic health care and its impact on the villagers. His travels have taken him to 10 countries to date, including a six-week backpacking trip through Europe’s most interesting and vibrant cities. An avid reader, he says, “I have an appreciation for the classics by authors like Fyodor Dostoevsky and enjoy contemporary nonfiction books like Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, which is such a thought-provoking read.”
As a Baltimore native, Frank Ihle has a strong interest in seeing local companies succeed—making CCA the right place to begin his post-college career. “I love the Baltimore area, and I want to help local businesses and the community thrive,” he says.
Frank supports the CCA corporate advisory team in developing business valuations and conducting the strategic assessments that help companies determine how to get where they want to go. He particularly enjoys financial modeling, a skill he began developing in college. As one of five Clemson University students chosen to compete in the global CFA Research Challenge, Frank used extensive financial models to prepare an Initiation of Coverage report on a publicly traded company. He’s since completed the Adventis Financial Modeling Bootcamp and is currently pursuing a Financial Modeling Certification.
A strong attention to detail, exceptional communication skills, a proactive approach, and a positive outlook combine to make Frank a valued and effective member of CCA’s corporate advisory team. He holds a B.S. in financial management, with a corporate finance concentration and an accounting minor, from Clemson University.
On the personal side…
Frank enjoyed lending his time and talents as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, building homes for needy families, and appreciates that CCA encourages the community service work he values. An avid sports fan who previously headed up the Clemson’s Men’s Club Lacrosse organization, he follows local teams like the Ravens and Orioles as well as his alumni sports teams. Frank also enjoys playing golf, boating, and attending live music events.
Chesapeake Corporate Advisors, LLC (CCA) is a boutique investment banking and corporate advisory firm, founded in 2005, committed to serving investor-owned and closely-held emerging growth and middle market companies. CCA provides strategic advisory services (value creation), investment banking services (value realization), and valuation & financial opinions to companies with revenues generally between $10 million and $200 million.