Bryant Riley

Bryant Riley

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board

Areas of Expertise

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Deal Structuring
  • Financial Modeling
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Management
  • Research
  • Turnaround Strategy and Management 


  • Financial Services


  • Lehigh University


Bryant R. Riley has served as our Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer since June 2014 and July 2018 respectively, and as a director since August 2009. He also previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from June 2014 to July 2018. In addition, Mr. Riley served as the Chairman of B. Riley & Co., LLC since founding the stock brokerage firm in 1997 until its combination with FBR Capital Markets & Co., LLC in 2017 and as Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC from 1997 to 2006. He also served as Chairman of B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. from April 2019 to February 2020, at which time it completed its business combination with Alta Equipment Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALTG); as Chairman of B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. II from May 2020 to November 2020 at which time it had completed it business combination with Eos Energy Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: EOSE); and as Chairman of B. Riley Principa1 150 Merger Corp. from June 2020 to July 2022, at which time it completed its business combination with FaZe Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FAZE). He served as Chairman of B. Riley Principal 250 Merger Corp. from May 2021 until its dissolution in May 2023. Mr. Riley served as director of Select Interior Concepts, Inc. from November 2019 until October 2021. He also previously served on the board of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) from April 2019 to September 2020; Sonim Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONM) from October 2017 to March 2019; and Freedom VCM Holdings, LLC (fka Franchise Group, Inc., a public company (NASDAQ: FRG), with the last day of trading of 8/21/23) from September 2018 through March 2020, rejoining in August of 2023. Mr. Riley received his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University. Mr. Riley's experience and expertise in the investment banking industry provides the Board with valuable insight into the capital markets. Mr. Riley's extensive experience serving on other public company boards is an important resource for the Board.

B. Riley Financial (Nasdaq: RILY) ("B. Riley") is a diversified financial services platform that provides collaborative solutions tailored to fit the capital raising and business advisory needs of its clients and partners. B. Riley operates through several subsidiaries that offer a diverse range of complementary end-to-end capabilities spanning investment banking and institutional brokerage, private wealth and investment management, financial consulting, corporate restructuring, operations management, risk and compliance, due diligence, forensic accounting, litigation support, appraisal and valuation, auction and liquidation services. B. Riley is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices across the U.S. and international presence in Canada, Germany, Mexico and Australia.