Griffin Sharp joins Cetane Associates

Written on: February 19, 2024 by ICM

Griffin Sharp has joined Cetane Associates as the financial advisory firm’s Director. He has more than 13 years of experience in valuation, contract analysis, negotiation and acquisitions. During his career, he has held senior-level positions in business development and transactions across multiple industries.


Prior to joining Cetane Associates, Sharp served as Director of Corporate Development at Dead River Company, where he was a leader in the sourcing, valuation, closing, and integration of acquisitions. During his time at the company, Dead River closed 17 transactions, significantly expanding the company’s scale and territorial footprint. He also previously served as Director of Strategic Growth at Zomedica Corp., where he led the negotiation and closing of multiple deals in the animal health sector. Sharp has been active in fuel industry trade associations and has been invited to speak to industry leaders and law students on the subject of acquisitions.

Sharp holds BA degrees in Economics & International Relations from Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in Financial Economics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in South Portland, Maine, where he enjoys disc golf, bowling and volunteering with the local Red Cross chapter.

Barrett Conway, Managing Director and Principal of Cetane commented, “We are excited to have Griffin join our team. His deep experience in working with owners from initial contact through post-closing integration will add to Cetane’s strength in helping sellers through the transaction process. Strategically, Griffin’s wealth of experience in the M&A arena will enhance our value to clients across the country.”