Wed, Jun 15, 2011

Duff & Phelps Names Brian Cullen Head of Domestic Restructuring

Duff & Phelps, a leading independent provider of financial advisory and investment banking services, has named Brian Cullen head of Domestic Restructuring services. Based in Los Angeles, Cullen has more than 15 years of experience in financial restructuring, distressed transactions and recapitalization.

“Brian brings deep knowledge and breadth of experience to this role, along with a unique blend of energy, team focus and appreciation of Duff & Phelps' collaborative culture,” said Jacob Silverman, leader of the Investment Banking segment. “I look forward to working with him as we continue to build our restructuring practice and work cohesively with the entire Duff & Phelps team to help clients make sound decisions every day.”

Cullen joined Duff & Phelps in 2006 in connection with the firm’s acquisition of Chanin Capital Partners, a specialty investment bank that specialized in distressed situations. As a senior member of the Chanin team, Cullen led domestic and cross-border restructurings and recapitalizations for a variety of clients – including corporations, equity sponsors and creditor groups. Cullen also has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, in and out-of-court debtor and creditor-side restructurings, valuation opinions and capital-raising activities.

Brian holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Brian also currently serves as a board member for Allied Holdings, Inc., the largest company in North America specializing in the delivery of new and used vehicles.

In his new role, Cullen succeeds Russ Belinsky and Skip Victor, who will remain employees of Duff & Phelps and senior members of the Restructuring team. Belinsky and Victor will focus on client service and business development.

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