CEO, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC
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 Chairman of B. Riley & Co., LLC, (B. RILEY), a leading full service investment bank which he founded in 1997.
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, 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.
President, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC
Tom Kelleher is President of B. Riley Capital Management, LLC an SEC Registered Investment Advisor; President of B. Riley Financial, Inc.; and Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC, (B. RILEY), a leading full service investment bank. 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 full service investment bank with offices in major U.S. financial markets.
He was part of the leadership team which oversaw the integration of key strategic acquisitions which allowed the firm to expand into banking and add significant research capabilities. Mr. Kelleher was also involved in the launch of both a hedge fund and fund of funds. Earlier at B. RILEY, Mr. Kelleher’s experience included Research, Sales and Trading. Prior to B. RILEY, Mr. Kelleher held several positions at Cosmos Minerals Corp., an international manufacturing company.
Mr. Kelleher holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael McCoy is Chief Financial Officer at B. Riley Asset Management and Chief Financial Officer at B. Riley & Co. Mr. McCoy joined B. RILEY 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.
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.
Nick Capuano is a Portfolio Manager at B. Riley Asset Management. He has 20 years of relevant investment experience and joined B. Riley & Co., LLC 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.
Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy General Counsel
Michael Markunas joined B. Riley in February 2016 and was appointed Chief Compliance Officer in March of 2016. Prior to joining B. Riley, 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.