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Michael Markunas

Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer


Michael Markunas is the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for B. Riley Securities, Inc. and General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for B. Riley Wealth Management, Inc.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Markunas was the Chief Compliance Officer for a division of Apollo. He has also worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission and at the Investment Company Institute. Prior to his regulatory career, Mr. Markunas spent several years litigating securities class action matters related to the financial crisis in New York City. He has over 20 years of experience at several Wall Street broker-dealers in various management and compliance roles.

Mr. Markunas holds a B.A. in Finance and an MBA in Finance and International Economics from Loyola Marymount University. He also holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego and an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulatory Law from Georgetown University Law Center.

He was recognized as one of Los Angeles Business Journal's 2019 Leaders in Law.

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.