Eli Cawthon, Relationship Manager

“I learned quickly in the Army that accountability is just as important as strong leadership. While navigating my career in finance, I have found this to be just as paramount when interacting with clients and colleagues.”


Eli joined Persium as a Relationship Manager in 2022, specializing in exit planning for owners of closely-held businesses. Prior to joining Persium, Eli served in the United States Army where he was a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, GA. He deployed once to Afghanistan. Next, Eli worked for Truist Securities (previously SunTrust Robinson Humphrey) for over five years with experience in both the leveraged finance and equity capital markets. Eli worked to source, screen, and execute leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, refinancings, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and SPAC advisory for technology, media and telecommunications clients.

Eli graduated from Florida State University in 2011 with a degree in Political Science. In 2016, he earned his MBA from Florida State University with a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration the year prior. He also holds a NASBA Ethical Leadership Certification.

Eli was born and raised in the panhandle of Florida. He and his wife Erin have lived in Atlanta for over five years. In his spare time, Eli enjoys spending time with friends and family, discovering new restaurants around the city, cooking, playing golf, outdoor activities, traveling and supporting Florida State athletics.

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Persium Group consists of three teams: Persium Advisors — wealth management for business owners and other investors, NAVIX — exit planning for business owners, and CoVerity — serving the needs of retirement plan committees.

The Persium Group, formerly known as White Horse, is an independently owned and operated firm that was founded in 2004. In 2010, White Horse Advisors, LLC registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser allowing us to operate in a product neutral, fee-only investment environment.

At Persium Group, we offer three distinct lines of business. Persium Advisors, LLC is an SEC registered investment adviser offering traditional investment advisory and asset management services. CoVerity™ is a brand name through which we provide investment advice and consulting services to sponsors of qualified retirement plans. Through NAVIX®, we provide exit planning services to owners of closely held businesses.
Persium Advisors, LLC and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients are urged to consult their tax or legal advisors to understand the tax and legal ramifications of any actions or investments recommended by Persium.