Meet The Team
Managing Partner & Founder
Mr. Fraler brings together a unique combination of industry experience and financial expertise to his role as Managing Partner & Founder of Anchor Peabody.
A building industry veteran, Mr. Fraler’s experience includes co-founding multiple companies, including both industry-focused PE firm Building Industry Partners and US LBM Holdings, a $2 billion company consolidator of lumberyards and other building products operations with 3,900 associates located in 22 states with 160 locations, sold to New York-based private equity firm Kelso & Company August 2015. His expertise includes sourcing, negotiating, and refining and executing investment approaches, and his deep industry expertise has brought outsized returns for his clients.
Mr. Fraler has a B.S. in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University.
Senior Partner & Founder
Mr. Sadler has over 30 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions advisory and private equity/leveraged buyouts. A significant portion of this experience was spent with companies in the building industry, including roofing fastener manufacturing, hardwood flooring manufacturing and tile, stone and decorative glass distribution.
Mr. Sadler has been a General Partner at various private equity/buyout firms including Palladium Equity Partners, Saugatuck Capital Company and Dubin Clark & Company. Mr. Sadler began his career at General Electric Company and spent 5 years in the Mergers & Acquisition Department of KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mr. Sadler has an MBA in Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Urban Studies from Brown University.
Chief Growth Officer
Ms. Meek has over 15 years of building products experience as a former private equity portfolio company director, a family business owner and operator, and client of Anchor Peabody. Her family’s business, Meek’s Lumber and Hardware, was sold as a platform investment by Anchor Peabody to Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital in 2018, in what would become to be known as American Construction Source (ACS). ACS was sold to US LBM Holdings in 2021.
In her role as Chief Growth Officer, Ms. Meek is tasked with helping the firm build its brand, general awareness, and expand into new sub-verticals of building products. She plays an integral role in supporting our transaction teams via her oversight of industry-specific marketing efforts, and the recruiting of new talent to the Anchor Peabody platform.
Ms. Meek has a BS in Management and Finance from Georgetown University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
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Mr. Toomey has over 12 years of financial advisory and investment banking experience, with the bulk of that in Building Products. Mr. Toomey started his finance career with Goldman Sachs. After attending the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for his MBA, Mr. Toomey joined J.P. Morgan in their Mergers and Acquisitions Group in New York City. Following J.P. Morgan, Mr. Toomey joined SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (now Truist Securities) in their industrial M&A group executing M&A transactions for building products and services companies. Mr. Toomey became Vice President of Building Products Investment Banking following the merger of SunTrust and BB&T.
In addition to his MBA from the University of Chicago, Mr. Toomey has a BA in Economics from Washington and Lee University
Mr. Schryver joined Anchor Peabody in 2023 serving as managing director for HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical sector. Mr. Schryver’s experience includes advising on over $4 billion of aggregate transaction value on sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) transactions representing successful entrepreneurs and leading private equity firms. Prior to joining Anchor Peabody, Mr. Schryver executed M&A transactions for companies in the building industry for Raymond James. Prior to joining Raymond James, he worked for two different Fortune 500 companies serving in M&A, corporate finance and strategy roles. Previously, Mr. Schryver honorably served in the United States Marine Corps, which included a deployment to Iraq.
Mr. Schryver earned a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.
Mr. Bennett joined Anchor Peabody in 2022 as a Vice President focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as other financial advisory services. Prior to joining Anchor Peabody, Mr. Bennett worked for Dinan Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank specializing in sell-side M&A within the healthcare and technology sectors.
Prior thereto, Mr. Bennett worked as an Analyst in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Bennett began his career with KPMG Corporate Finance – Denver (f.k.a. St. Charles Capital) focusing on M&A and other financial advisory services across the industrials, technology and consumer products industries. Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Corporate Finance from the University of Denver.
Mr. McKeon joined Anchor Peabody in 2021 as an Associate focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other financing advisory services.
Prior to joining Anchor, Mr. McKeon was part of Lutz & Company’s M&A group providing advisory services to lower middle-market clients. Prior to working at Lutz, Mr. McKeon was an Associate in Robert W. Baird’s Technology & Services Investment Banking practice based in Milwaukee, WI. Mr. McKeon began his career in risk management at First National Bank of Omaha, a commercial bank in Omaha, NE. Mr. McKeon received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BSBA in Economics from Saint Louis University.
Mr. Gould joined Anchor Peabody in 2022 as an Associate focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other financing advisory services. Prior to joining Anchor, Mr. Gould was a Senior Associate at Northstar Capital, a private equity firm based in Minneapolis, where he was a generalist investor focused on underwriting debt and equity investments across the lower middle market. Mr. Gould began his career as an Analyst with Minneapolis-based investment bank Piper Jaffray in the diversified industrials and services group. Mr. Gould received his BA in Financial Management from the University of St. Thomas.
Mr. Adkins joined Anchor Peabody in 2022 as a Senior Analyst focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other financing advisory services. Prior to joining Anchor, Mr. Adkins was an Associate at RMK Capital, a maritime-focused investment bank, where he advised clients on capital raises and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to RMK, Mr. Adkins was a Finance and Strategy Manager at Magnetar Capital, an alternative asset manager in Evanston, IL. Mr. Adkins was also the Head of Debt Sales at Avant and an Associate at Charles River Associates. Mr. Adkins received his MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago and his BS in Finance from Indiana University.
Ms. Pidara joined Anchor Peabody in 2023 as a Senior Analyst focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other financing advisory services. Prior to joining Anchor Peabody, Ms. Pidara worked as a Senior Analyst at Citigroup where she advised clients in the industrials space. Ms. Pidara received her BA in Economics from Northwestern University.
Mr. Goetz joined Anchor Peabody in 2023 as an Analyst focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other financing advisory services. Prior to joining Anchor, Mr. Goetz was an Analyst at Colliers Securities, a real estate-focused investment bank, where he advised clients on both public debt and equity offerings as well as private M&A transactions and venture financing. Mr. Goetz received his BA in Financial Management from the University of St. Thomas.
Industry Experience You
A premier advisor in our areas of focus, our bankers advise on some of the largest and most notable deals in building products and are a part of the fabric of the industries they focus on.
This creates enormous efficiencies and competitive advantages, which in turn puts our employees in a position to create extraordinary professional and personal outcomes.