• Investment banking firm
    with deep middle-market experience
    and significant relationships with buyers, investors, and capital.
  • Strategic Services
    for what could be the most important
    financial event in a company's history.
  • Client-focused,
    providing senior level, quality advice,
    to the respective owners, boards and shareholders.
  • Assistance
    with mergers and acquisitions
    and the private placement of debt and equity securities.


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Marcus Fariss | Managing Director

Marcus Fariss has almost 25 years of experience in investment banking and senior management roles in the financial services sector. Currently he is co-founder and a Managing Director of DHG Corporate Finance. Prior to DHG Corporate Finance, he was with Cary Street Partners since 2005 as a Managing Director in their Greensboro, North Carolina office; co-founder and Managing Director of Fariss Feldmann Huff & Co., (“FFHC”) a Southeast-based investment bank and a co-founder; and Managing Director of Gryphon Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity management company. Before founding FFHC in 1995, he was a member of the executive management group at Ruff Hewn Limited Partnership. In addition, he was a founder, President, CEO, and Director of American Bank and Trust Co. (“AB&T”). Following the sale of AB&T to Southern National Corporation, Marcus became President and CEO of Southern National Savings Corporation, where he was involved in the bank’s mergers and acquisitions.

Marcus graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, cum laude, where he was a George F. Baker Scholar. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcus was the former Chairman of the Westchester Country Day School Endowment Board, and is a current Member of the Board of Visitors at High Point University. He is also an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Formerly, Marcus served as a board member of the North Carolina Bankers Association and Great Harvest Franchising, Inc., based in Dillon, Montana.

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191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2700
Atlanta, GA 30303

214 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Brett Bond
Managing Director

Marcus Fariss
Managing Director

Martin Schlaeppi
Managing Director