• Debt Capital Markets
  • Private Capital Advisory
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


  • Business Services
  • Diversified Industrials
  • Technology, Media & Telecom


Ryan Bernath is a Senior Managing Director with B. Riley Securities responsible for covering Business Services and Industrials. He has over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising in these sectors.

Prior to B. Riley, he was a Senior Vice President at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers where he focused on covering and executing transactions for mid- and large-cap public companies and privately held businesses.

He received his M.B.A. with Honors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance.

B. Riley Securities provides a full suite of investment banking, corporate finance, advisory, research, and sales and trading services. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory, SPACs, corporate restructuring and recapitalization. B. Riley is nationally recognized and highly ranked for its proprietary small-cap equity research. B. Riley Securities formerly operated as B. Riley FBR following the merger of B. Riley & Co. and FBR & Co.