Wharton Gladden selected as one of the “Top 100 Small Businesses in North Carolina”
(Greensboro, N.C.) June 18, 2009 — During this time of uncertainty, we appreciate small businesses that serve as economic engines in their local communities. North Carolina has long been the home of rising small businesses that create jobs and make sustainable contributions to the overall success of the state. Wharton Gladden & Company, a boutique investment banking firm, was selected by Business Leader Media as one of the “Top 100 Small Businesses in North Carolina”.
Wharton Gladden is headquartered in North Carolina with offices in Greensboro and Raleigh. The firm serves small and middle market business owners, real estate developers, and investors with commercial mortgage banking, private equity, and capital markets advisory services. Wharton Gladden has strategically advised clients on over $1 billion in whole loan acquisitions and liquidations, and the firm has successfully closed over $150 million in multifamily and commercial real estate loans.
“I am proud of the relationships and brand that we have developed over the last six years, so it is pleasing to know that others in NC recognize our passion for hard work and success,” said Algenon Cash, managing director of Wharton Gladden.
In honor of Irene Wharton and Franklin Gladden, Wharton Gladden recently launched a foundation to support local charities that are experiencing cuts in funding because of the recession. The foundation will direct resources to non-profits that provide services to those suffering from homelessness, substance abuse, and domestic violence.
“My partner and friend, Franklin Gladden, passed away in February, so I am saddened that he did not live to see the creation of the Wharton Gladden Foundation or the honor of being recognized as one of the best in NC,” said Cash. “Our desires to define the standard of excellence and serve the local communities are both achieved through our commitment to the foundation.”
About Wharton Gladden & Company:
Wharton Gladden & Company is a uniquely designed boutique investment banking firm that specializes in providing strategic advisory services, underwriting, capital placement and private equity for a diversified client base that includes corporations, real estate developers, financial institutions, investors, municipalities and high net worth individuals.