Experienced Leadership

B. Riley Asset Management (BRAM) is lead by a seasoned executive team.  Each professional has extensive experience guiding investors through a variety of volatile disruptions in the markets. The senior leadership team has overall responsibility for BRAM activities, while various portfolio managers direct specific BRAM products. 



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Bryant Riley

CEO, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC
(310) 966.1446

Bryant R. Riley is Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of publicly traded  B. Riley Financial Inc.; and Co-CEO of B. Riley FBR, Inc. a leading full service investment bank.

Previously, Mr. Riley held Board positions at Alliance Semiconductor Corporation, Aldila Inc., Cadiz Inc., Carreker Corporation, DDI Corp., Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., Celeritek, Inc., Kitty Hawk Inc., Lightbridge Communications Corp., Mossimo Inc., National Holdings Corporation, SI Technologies, Inc., Silicon Storage Technologies, Strasbaugh, STR Holdings, Inc., Trans World Entertainment and Transmeta Corp.

Prior to founding B. Riley & Co., LLC in 1997, he held a variety of positions in the brokerage industry, primarily as an institutional salesman and trader. From October 1993 to January 1997 Mr. Riley was a co-head of Equity at Dabney-Resnick, Inc., a Los Angeles-based brokerage firm. From 1991 to 1993 he was a co-founder of Huberman-Riley, a Texas-based brokerage firm.

Mr. Riley holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University.

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Tom Kelleher

President, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC
(310) 689.2211

Tom Kelleher is President of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: RILY), a diversified financial services firm.  He also holds the title of Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley FBR, Inc. and President, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC.  He has served as Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley) since 2006 and as President of the Parent, B. Riley Financial, as well as its investment advisor arm, B. Riley Capital Management, since they were formed in 2014.

Since joining B. Riley in 1997, Mr. Kelleher has been instrumental in shepherding the firm’s growth from a one-office, research-focused firm to a diversified company which includes, among other services, investment banking, research, trading, restructuring, asset disposition, appraisal and corporate valuation services with offices in the major U.S. financial markets, plus Germany and Australia.

Mr. Kelleher holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.  He also serves on the board of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: RILY) and Special Diversified Opportunities Inc. (OTC: SDOI).

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Alan Forman

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
(212) 409-2420

Alan  N. Forman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Mr.  Forman joined the Company in May 2015 and is responsible for all legal affairs of the Company. From May 2010 to May 2015, Mr. Forman was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of STR Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer in the solar industry listed on the NYSE.  Previously, he was a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP, an international law firm.  Mr. Forman brings extensive executive experience in corporate  and securities law, including  financing transactions, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Forman  graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Economics and received a  J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

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Michael McCoy

Chief Financial Officer
(310) 689.2243

Michael McCoy is Chief Financial Officer at B. Riley Asset Management and Chief Financial Officer at B. Riley FBR, Inc.  Mr. McCoy joined B. Riley & Co., LLC in September 2003.  Prior, he worked at Digital Hemisphere Development as a Controller from 2000 to 2003 and at McGladrey & Pullen as an Auditor from 1998 to 2000.

Mr. McCoy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1998.  He earned a Certificate of Management from UCLA in 2003.

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Chuck Hastings

Portfolio Manager
(310) 689.2244

Chuck Hastings is a Portfolio Manager at B. Riley Asset Management.  Prior to joining B. Riley Asset Management, Mr. Hastings was head of trading for GPS Partners, LLC, a hedge fund, where he traded in equities, fixed income securities, options and commodities.  He also previously worked at Morgan Stanley in New York as a fixed income trader.

Mr. Hastings earned a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 2000.

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Nick Capuano

Portfolio Manager
(310) 689-2239

Nick Capuano is a Portfolio Manager at B. Riley Asset Management.  He has 20 years of relevant investment experience and joined B. Riley FBR, Inc. in October 2009 in a sales/desk analysis role. Prior to B. Riley, Mr. Capuano was Director of Equity Research at Imperial Capital from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Capuano was with the TCW Group, Inc., a Los Angeles based investment company from 1990 to 2005 as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, in addition to several other positions.

Mr. Capuano holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California at San Diego.

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Michael Markunas

Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy General Counsel
(310) 689-2220

Michael Markunas joined B. Riley FBR, Inc. in February 2016 and was appointed Chief Compliance Officer in March of 2016. Prior to joining B. Riley FBR, Mr. Markunas was the Chief Compliance Officer for Athene Securities, LLC and the Assistant Director of Compliance for Athene Asset Management, L.P. for three years. Prior to Athene, Mr. Markunas worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission and at the Investment Company Institute and also spent six years litigating securities class action matters related to the financial crisis in New York City.  Mr. Markunas previously spent 15 years 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.

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