I‘m experienced in the following Industry Sectors:

  • Aerospace Defense
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Plastics & Packaging
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Transportation


Brooks Crankshaw has enjoyed over 30 years of investment banking, with extensive experience as an advisor to mid-sized and large corporate companies.

Prior to joining Balmoral, Brooks served as Managing Director and Partner of The Chicago Corporation where he advised individual, family, corporate, and private owners on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raises. Before his tenure at The Chicago Corporation, Brooks founded and led his own investment banking firm, Highland Ridge Capital. He began his career at J.P. Morgan Securities in Chicago and London. He earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Michigan.