April 16 - 18, 2023 | Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV


Ted Lape

Ted Lape

Partner | Lazear

Ted Lape, Partner at Lazear, specializes in ESOP Formations and Capital Raising efforts, offering companies solutions for their succession and liquidity needs. He excels at helping sellers understand the entire process when selling their company to an ESOP, including how ESOPs function, significant tax advantages for the company and seller, the financial benefits employees receive, and management continuity. 

Ted's experience in commercial lending, asset-based lending, and private equity spans over 25 years, having funded more than $1 Billion of Capital. Ted is well-equipped to help companies access various funding sources, whether it be for rapid growth, stressful financial situations, or a sale to an ESOP. With an MBA from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, Ted is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and an esteemed national speaker on ESOPs. Additionally, he has served on the boards of ACG Columbus, the Columbus Council on World Affairs, and the Nationwide Children's Hospital Development Board. Prior to joining Lazear Capital, Ted held senior roles at LaSalle Bank, Fifth Third, Bank One, and GE Capital, and was a partner with the private equity firm Talisman Capital Partners.

About Lazear: Lazear is a leading middle-market investment bank helping owners and companies with ESOP advisory, feasibility, structure, and formation. The firm has offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Fresno and Phoenix.

Upcoming and recent sessions

Succession Planning: ESOP, Private Equity, or Strategic Buyer?

April 17, 2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (PT)

Formulating your exit and succession plan is essential, whether you’re ready now or not for a while. More Info