Areas of Expertise

  • Business Development
  • Capital Management
  • Go-to-Market (GTM) Strategy
  • Investment Banking 
  • Operations
  • Product Development
  • Research


  • Financial Services


  • Lehigh University


Tom Kelleher has served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since July 2018 and as a member of our board since October 2015. He also previously served as President from August 2014 to July 2018. Kelleher previously served as Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC, a position he held from 2006 to 2014. From the firm's founding in 1997 to 2006, Kelleher held several senior management positions with B. Riley & Co., LLC, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Kelleher served on the board of directors of Special Diversified Opportunities Inc. from October 2015 to June 2017.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.

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.