Doug Arthur joined Essex Capital Group as managing director, bringing to the firm over 30 years of financial services experience. Arthur will be responsible for sourcing new debt placement opportunities with small and mid-market companies.

Most recently, Arthur was a principal at Gries Investment Funds, a boutique merchant banking firm specializing in alternative debt and private equity. Prior to Gries, he worked in various roles in commercial banking and corporate finance.

Rob Swain, president of Essex Capital, said, “Having done business with Doug for over a decade, we know him well as a highly experienced corporate finance professional with a diverse background. We’re excited for Doug to join our firm and help fuel the continued growth of our corporate finance advisory practice.”

Essex Capital Group is a Tampa, FL-based corporate finance firm serving small and middle market privately-held companies located throughout the U.S.