Management Team

B. Riley Financial and its subsidiaries have attracted top professionals to join together to create a truly collaborative and differentiated financial services firm. B. Riley Financial companies offer unique access to experienced individuals, with deep industry knowledge and strong relationships, who regularly leverage their expertise to exceed client expectations.


Bryant Riley

Bryant Riley Chairman & CEO

(310) 966-1444

Bryant R. Riley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Financial Inc.; Chairman of B. Riley & Co., LLC, (B. RILEY), a leading full service investment bank which he founded in 1997; and CEO, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

Mr. Riley currently sits on the board of privately-held Lightbridge Communications Corp. Earlier, Mr. Riley held Board positions at Alliance Semiconductor Corporation, Aldila Inc., Cadiz Inc., Carreker Corporation, DDI Corp., Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., Celeritek, Inc., Kitty Hawk Inc., Mossimo Inc., National Holdings Corporation, SI Technologies, Inc., Silicon Storage Technologies, Strasbaugh, STR Holdings, Inc., Trans World Entertainment and Transmeta Corp.

Prior to founding B. RILEY, he held a variety of positions in the brokerage industry, primarily as an institutional salesman and trader. From October 1993 to January 1997 Mr. Riley was a co-head of Equity at Dabney-Resnick, Inc., a Los Angeles-based brokerage firm. From 1991 to 1993 he was a co-founder of Huberman-Riley, a Texas-based brokerage firm.

Mr. Riley holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University.


Tom Kelleher

Tom Kelleher President

(310) 966-1444

Tom Kelleher is President of B. Riley Financial Inc.; Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC, (B. RILEY); and President, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co. LLC since 2006. Since joining B. RILEY in 1997, Mr. Kelleher has been instrumental in shepherding the firm’s growth from a one-office, research focused firm to a full service investment bank with offices in major U.S. financial markets.

Mr. Kelleher was part of the leadership team which oversaw the integration of key strategic acquisitions which allowed the firm to expand into banking and add significant research capabilities. He was also involved in the launch of both a hedge fund and fund of funds. Earlier at B. RILEY, Mr. Kelleher’s experience included Research, Sales and Trading. Prior to B. RILEY, Mr. Kelleher held several positions at Cosmos Minerals Corp., an international manufacturing company.

Mr. Kelleher holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.


Phillip Ahn

Phillip Ahn Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

(818) 884-3737

Phillip Ahn is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of B. Riley Financial Inc. and its subsidiary, Great American Group, LLC. Mr. Ahn has spent over 20 years in the financial services sector, beginning his tenure with Great American Group in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development.

Prior to joining Great American Group, Mr. Ahn served as Vice President at middle market private equity firms Altpoint Capital Partners and Stone Tower Equity Partners where he helped manage several of the firms' majority-owned portfolio companies. Prior to that, he held positions at the NY State Common Retirement Fund, Salomon Smith Barney, CIBC World Markets and Standard & Poor's J.J. Kenny division.

Mr. Ahn received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia University. Mr. Ahn is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the NY Society of Security Analysts.


Alan Forman

Alan Forman Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

(212) 457-9947

Alan  N. Forman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Mr.  Forman joined the Company in May 2015 and is responsible for all legal affairs of the Company.

From May 2010 to May 2015, Mr. Forman was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of STR Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer in the solar industry listed on the NYSE.  

Previously, he was a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP, an international law firm.  Mr. Forman brings extensive executive experience in corporate  and securities law, including  financing transactions, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Forman  graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Economics and received a  J.D. from George Washington University Law School.