Max Q. Bechtel


Max is a new member of the growing Fort Dearborn team.  Joining FDP as an Analyst, Max hails from Columbus, Ohio, and brings four years of Audit and Advisory Services experience gained while working in public accounting.  

During his public accounting career, Max spent three years auditing companies in the Manufacturing & Distribution, Transportation & Logistics, and Construction industries before pivoting to Transaction Advisory Services.

Max served as the In-Charge Auditor for his last two audit seasons, where he led multiple audit engagements simultaneously and worked closely with his client's accounting teams.  These experiences provided Max with strong accounting, technical, and client-management skills.

While on the Transaction Advisory Services team, Max assisted on buy-side and sell-side due diligence engagements for both company management and private equity groups in various industries including Manufacturing & Distribution, Construction, and Professional Services.

These financial due diligence engagements required timely and accurate delivery of critical analyses like Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Working Capital, which Max helped prepare and are based upon the knowledge he gained from discussions with management, analysis of the target company's financial data, and competitive industry metrics.

Contact Information

Direct: (312) 683-3658

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  • Financial Advisory
  • Value Creation & Turnaround Consulting
  • Valuation
  • Investment Banking

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Construction
  • Food Distribution


  • The University of Miami at Coral Gables, BSBA in Accounting

Certifications and Memberships

  • CPA




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Direct: (312) 683-3746

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FDP News

Oct - 23

Max Bechtel and Austin Curtis join Fort Dearborn Partners

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Fort Dearborn Team, Max Bechtel and Austin Curtis.

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Apr - 23

Fort Dearborn advises Reliable Knitting Works

Fort Dearborn Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor for the refinancing of Reliable Knitting Works, a $125 Million Wisconsin-based Company.

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