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Bryant Riley

Co-Founder
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 

Industries

  • Financial Services

Education

  • Lehigh University

Biography

Bryant R. Riley has served as Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Financial 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, 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; Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC from 1997 to 2006; Chairman of B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. from April 2019 to February 2020, at which time it had completed its business combination with Alta Equipment Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALTG) and 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 (Nasdaq: EOSE). Riley has served as director of Select Interior Concepts, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIC) since November 2019. 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 Franchise Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRG) (fka Liberty Tax, Inc.) from September 2018 through March 2020. Riley's experience and expertise in the investment banking industry provides the Board with valuable insight into the capital markets. Riley's extensive experience serving on other public company boards is an important resource for the Board.

Riley received his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.

B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ: RILY) provides collaborative financial services solutions tailored to fit the capital raising, business, operational, and financial 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, California with offices nationwide.