Brian Cullen is a managing director in the Financial Sponsors Group practice, based in the Los Angeles office. Brian leverages more than 20 years of financial advisory experience across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian was a managing director at Chanin Capital Partners where he focused on in- and out-of-court restructurings and financings and distressed M&A transactions. Before that, he was the co-founder and partner of Aria Partners, a special situations investment fund, where he led all aspects of fund management. He started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston and BankAmerica Securities.
 
Brian has extensive experience across several industries including media, telecom/technology, healthcare and consumer. He has an expertise in mergers and acquisitions, in- and out-of-court debtor and creditor-side restructurings, valuation opinions and capital raising activities. His notable clients include Allied Holdings, Amp'd Mobile, Collins & Aikman, Cerplex Group, Legacy Estates, Loral Space & Communications, Mercury Interactive, RCN Corporation, Trump Casino Holdings, Tricom S.A. and Wolverine Tube.

Brian received a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a FINRA representative and holds the Series 7 and 63 securities industries registrations.

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