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 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 President

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Tom Kelleher is President of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: RILY), a diversified financial services firm.  He also holds the title of Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC and President, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC.  He has served as Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co. LLC since 2006 and as President of the Parent, B. Riley Financial, as well as its investment advisor arm, B. Riley Capital Management, since they were formed in 2014.

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 diversified company which includes, among other services, investment banking, research, trading, restructuring, asset disposition, appraisal and corporate valuation services with offices in the major U.S. financial markets, plus Germany and Australia.

Mr. Kelleher holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.  He also serves on the board of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: RILY) and Special Diversified Opportunities Inc. (OTC: SDOI).


Phillip Ahn Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

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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 Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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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.