Jay Powers

Jay Powers

Managing Director; ESOP Advisory Market Leader

BDO Atlanta Office



Executive Summary

Jay Powers is a managing director in BDO’s Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP) Advisory practice who also works with the firm’s corporate finance affiliate, BDO Capital Advisors, LLC. He has more than 25 years of corporate financial advisory experience and has provided services to clients for a variety of purposes, including fairness opinions for corporate transactions; solvency opinions; valuation analyses for leveraged and unleveraged ESOPs; and advisory services related to the sale, merger, and divestiture of privately-held companies and public and private company subsidiaries.

Jay is a professional member of the ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), and frequently speaks on valuation topics at events sponsored by both of these organizations.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth
ESOP Association
National Center for Employee Ownership


M.B.A., Georgia State University
B.A., Georgia State University

Community Involvement

Prevent Blindness Georgia