Matt A’Hearn is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. A’Hearn has 16 years of investment banking experience in the telecom, media and technology sectors. Prior to Moelis & Company, Mr. A’Hearn was a Principal at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he executed a wide variety of corporate finance transactions including numerous mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, restructurings and leveraged buyouts. Prior to this, Mr. A’Hearn worked at UBS Investment Bank and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Mr. A’Hearn holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business with Distinction from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Working in the Schools, an organization that promotes literacy in Chicago Public Schools.
Zaid Abdul-Aleem is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he focuses on Private Funds Advisory. Mr. Abdul-Aleem was previously a Principal at Greenhill in the Private Capital Advisory Group. Before joining Greenhill, he was an Executive Vice President and Head of Business Development for Piedmont Investment Advisors where he was responsible for marketing and client service to U.S. institutional investors. Mr. Abdul-Aleem previously worked for seven years in the Investment banking Division of Morgan Stanley and was a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil.
Mr. Abdul-Aleem holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Duke University.
Charlie Denison is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Denison has over 30 years of investment banking experience. Most recently, Mr. Denison ran the Chicago office of Deutsche Bank and predecessor Bankers Trust since 1994, and was responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment banking activities in the Midwest as well as coordinating the strategies of the private wealth and asset management businesses. From 1996 to 2008 he was also Co-Head of the Industrials Investment Banking Group and was responsible for its Paper and Packaging sector practice. During his career, Mr. Denison has advised clients on numerous transactions across mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and debt and equity financings. Mr. Denison joined Bankers Trust in 1987 from Harris Bank.
Mr. Denison holds an A.B. in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1995 and of Chicago Youth Centers since 1990. He was a member of The Chicago Children’s Museum Board of Directors from 1990 until 1998.
Stan Holtz is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Holtz has over 20 years of investment banking experience, most recently as a Managing Director and Head of US Telecom Investment Banking at Bank of America. While at Bank of America, Mr. Holtz built a leading franchise advising telecom companies on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, restructurings and leveraged buyouts. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Holtz was a Managing Director and Head of US Wireless Communication Services Investment Banking at UBS as well as a Managing Director in the Media and Telecommunications Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Mr. Holtz holds a B.S. from DePaul University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Ken Viellieu is a Managing Director and Head of the Chicago Office of Moelis & Company. Mr. Viellieu has been in the investment banking industry for over 30 years, most recently as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Midwest Investment Banking at Bear Stearns and previously as a Managing Director and Head of the Chicago Office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Over the course of his career, he has advised corporate clients and private equity firms on a broad range of corporate finance matters including divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and recapitalization transactions, public and private equity offerings and corporate restructurings. In particular, he has worked closely with clients in the retail and consumer, food and drug retailing, industrial and transportation, financial services, healthcare and media sectors.
Mr. Viellieu holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Viellieu is a member of the Children’s Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and a Director and Patron of the Big Shoulders Fund. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a member of the Dean’s Council at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Mr. Viellieu serves on the Board of Trustees for North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois.