Henry Noel Jr

Company: Essential Capital

Title: Managing Director

Profession: Investment Banker

Mentor History: Balefire Labs, LLC , Catie's Closet

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Industry experience

  • Consulting
  • Finance/Funding

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Bootstrapping
  • Coaching/Advising/Problem Solving
  • Finances / Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Strategy


As a generalist focused on deal origination, business plan review and the evaluation and execution of new client opportunities, Henry specializes in raising capital, and financing business growth for promising companies. Through the various stages of development Henry provides clients with advice and access to the most appropriate sources of capital. Henry is passionate about financial markets and has over 15 years of experience evaluating investment opportunities, structuring securities, raising capital, financing business growth and implementing M&A strategies. His background has included work with domestic and international securities in both traditional and alternative investment classes through varying market conditions. As a Manager with experience in investment management and strategic corporate consultancy, Henry brings tremendous insight and value to clients ranging from early-stage private ventures to public micro/mid cap companies. Possessing extensive and varied transaction experience, he has closed in excess of $500 million of private placements in a variety of industry sectors and company stages. Mr. Noel began his career as a Bond Analyst with TIAA-CREF, a large Asset Management firm. In that capacity he assisted Senior Portfolio Managers in the selection, evaluation and overall management of securities in a Fixed Income portfolio. He then went on to work with other top-tier firms such as Nile Capital, MCC Securities and Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Noel has a BA in Business Administration from Atlantic Union College and an MBA from the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. He holds the Series 7, 24, 66, 79 & 99 FINRA licenses.