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Verdant Partners LLC

301 N. Neil Street, Suite 305 Champaign, IL 61820 USA


Tel: +1 (217) 359-8470 ext. 8818

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Lee L. Brittain, CVA


Lee Brittain joined Verdant Partners' team of Advisors in 2023, and then transitioned to be the Director of the firm's consulting practice in early 2024.  Mr. Brittain oversees Verdant's consulting services, managing a broad array of projects centered on financial analysis, business valuation, market analysis & business strategy, and deal diligence & integration.

Mr. Brittain is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) providing a full range of business valuation services and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Mr. Brittain began his career working for Teays River Investments, a private equity firm focused on food and agriculture.  Subsequently, he worked for CoverCress, which is developing a winter cover crop for use in renewable fuels.


Mr. Brittain’s background brings substantial expertise in capital management, finance, M&A, strategy, business valuation, financial analysis, sustainability, and risk management.  Mr.  Brittain emphasizes first principles thinking in his work to drive simplicity and enable rapid iterative improvements.


Mr. Brittain holds a bachelors degree in Agribusiness from Louisiana State University, and a masters degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois.  In addition to holding his CVA, Mr. Bre also holds a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification and a Series 3 National Commodity Futures Exam license. 

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