Ashley Gray is a Vice President at Cascade Partners. She has several years of investment banking and corporate development experience, most recently as a Senior Associate at a large dental service organization where she focused on growing the acquisition pipeline, completing financial and operational analysis, and supporting transaction execution on potential acquisition targets.
Ashley previously focused on supporting sell-side transactions, capital raise, and business valuations for privately held companies from $2 – 10 million in EBITDA. She has transaction and valuation experience across a number of industries, including precision metal manufacturing, plastic thermoforming, business services, commercial banking, and technology. Ashley began her career in commercial banking in the credit department, where she managed a team of analysts and analyzed a variety of business’ financial statement trends and operations to determine creditworthiness for commercial lending.
Ashley is an active member of ACG Detroit and the Detroit Economic Club. She volunteers with the Detroit Economic Club’s Career Readiness Academy, which brings together high school students and young leaders for monthly meetings to teach skills to prepare students for greater success in the working world. Ashley earned a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting, with Honors, from Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business.