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Brian Callaci
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2310

Brian Callaci is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he is responsible for advisory efforts in the food, beverage and consumer product sectors. Mr. Callaci has over 26 years of investment banking experience advising corporate clients, private equity firms and family owners on a wide range of transactions including M&A, divestitures, defense, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings, common equity, preferred stock and debt financings. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, he was Co-Head of the Consumer Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to his 17-year career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mr. Callaci worked at Salomon Brothers Inc. as an Analyst and Associate.

Mr. Callaci holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois (high honors) and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Robert J. Flachs
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2326

Rob Flachs is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Flachs was most recently a Managing Director in the Restructuring & Recapitalization Group at Jefferies & Company. Mr. Flachs was part of a core team that advised on over 125 transactions representing nearly $200 billion. While at Jefferies, Mr. Flachs specialized in advising companies and creditors in recapitalizations, in-court and out-of-court restructurings, financings and distressed M&A in a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining Jefferies, Mr. Flachs was an attorney at both Guth Rothman & Christopher and Irell & Manella.

Mr. Flachs graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Stuart Goldstein
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2380

Stu Goldstein is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Goldstein was most recently a Managing Director and the Head of West Coast Technology Investment Banking at Citigroup. While at Citigroup, he provided strategic advisory services to technology companies on the full spectrum of corporate finance matters, in particular mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Goldstein was previously a Managing Director in Citigroup’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Goldstein was a law clerk for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Goldstein holds a B.S in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Carlos Jimenez
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2338

Carlos Jimenez is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he focuses on the digital media, entertainment and technology industries. Mr. Jimenez has over 14 years of investment banking experience and has completed a number of high profile transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, leveraged buyouts and restructurings. During his career, Mr. Jimenez has provided strategic advice and innovative solutions to a broad spectrum of marquee clients focused on digital media, film and television, music, sports, gaming, e-commerce, marketing and talent management. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Jimenez was an Associate at Lehman Brothers in the Leveraged Finance Group working on leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and strategic acquisition financings. Prior to that, he was an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Jimenez holds a B.A. in Economics with distinction from Yale University.

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Daniel Lee
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2375

Daniel Lee is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Lee was most recently a Managing Director at Macquarie Capital in the M&A Group. While at Macquarie Capital, Mr. Lee was focused on advising clients on public-company, cross-border, special committee, defense, and going-private M&A transactions and was Co-Head of the Fairness Opinion Committee. Previously, Mr. Lee was Co-Head of UBS Investment Bank’s Exclusive Sales Group and Head of West Coast M&A and worked at Bear, Stearns & Co. in the investment banking division.

Mr. Lee holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from The University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Navid Mahmoodzadegan
Co-President
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2311

Navid Mahmoodzadegan is Co-President and a Founding Partner of Moelis & Company. Mr. Mahmoodzadegan was most recently the Global Head of Media Investment Banking at UBS and a member of the UBS Investment Banking Department Americas Executive Committee and previously an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Mahmoodzadegan’s expertise is rooted in a deep understanding of the broadcasting, cable, publishing, entertainment, satellite and digital media sectors, significant experience working with financial sponsors and broad knowledge of all aspects of the capital structure. The New York Times recently included Mr. Mahmoodzadegan in the “Facebook of Wall Street’s Future” and Dealmaker, a U.S. investment banking and private equity magazine, named Mr. Mahmoodzadegan to the “Top 40 Under 40” dealmakers in 2007 and the top “rainmaker” in the media sector in 2006.

Mr. Mahmoodzadegan serves on the Carlthorp School Board of Trustees and the National Board of Directors of Jumpstart. Mr. Mahmoodzadegan holds an A.B. from the University of Michigan (Phi Beta Kappa) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude).

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Michele Miyakawa
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2344

Michele Miyakawa is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where she oversees the Human Resources, Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications and Business Services departments. Ms. Miyakawa has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry. Previously, Ms. Miyakawa was an Executive Director in the Media Group at UBS Investment Bank where she advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and other equity and debt transactions. Prior to UBS, Ms. Miyakawa was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Ms. Miyakawa also served as a Board Member of the Hollywood Hills West Council and as a Director at the Children’s Bureau of Southern California Foundation.

Ms. Miyakawa holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Early Education.

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John Momtazee
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2322

John Momtazee is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Moelis & Company. Since co-founding Moelis & Company in 2007, Mr. Momtazee has advised clients across several media sectors, including diversified media, cable television, broadcast television, broadcast radio, digital media, entertainment, publishing and outdoor advertising. Mr. Momtazee has advised and financed many of the largest, most sophisticated media clients and worked extensively with leading financial sponsors. Prior to Moelis & Company, Mr. Momtazee was a Managing Director in the Global Media Group and the Head of Broadcasting Investment Banking at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Momtazee was previously an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and then served as the Chief Financial Officer of The .TV Corporation. In 2009, Mr. Momtazee was honored as Investment Dealers’ Digest’s “40 Under 40.”

Mr. Momtazee and his family are active supporters of Stanford University, the Parish of St. Matthew, and Food Allergy Research & Education. Mr. Momtazee holds an A.B. in Quantitative Economics and an M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University and an M.B.A. and J.D., both with honors, from the University of Chicago.

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Jeffrey Raich
Co-President
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2345

Jeff Raich is Co-President and a Founding Partner of Moelis & Company. Mr. Raich has been in the investment banking industry for 28 years and has advised on over 150 M&A transactions across a broad spectrum of industries. Previously, Mr. Raich was the Head of M&A at Moelis & Company and was instrumental in the build-out of the Firm’s M&A platform since its inception. Under his leadership in this role, the Firm soon became one of the leading boutique M&A advisory firms in the world. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Raich was the Joint Global Head of M&A at UBS Investment Bank, where he founded UBS’s Exclusive Sales and Divestitures Group. While at UBS, he was a member of the UBS Investment Bank Board, the UBS Global Management Committee and the Investment Banking Department Americas Executive Committee and was Co-Head of Investment Banking Los Angeles.  Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Raich was a Managing Director and Head of West Coast Mergers and Acquisitions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He began his career as an investment banker with PaineWebber.

Mr. Raich holds a B.S. with Distinction in Commerce from The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (Beta Gamma Sigma). He is a member of the McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board at the University of Virginia and a Board Member of the UCLA Health System. Mr. Raich also serves on the Marlborough School Board of Trustees and The Posse Foundation National Board of Directors.

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Tarik Rguem
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2336

Tarik Rguem is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he focuses on advising clients in the financial sponsors, consumer, retail and restaurants sectors. Mr. Rguem has over 13 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Rguem was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Rguem was also previously an Associate at Houlihan Lokey, and prior to his investment banking career was a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.

Mr. Rguem graduated magna cum laude with a B.Comm (Honors) in Finance from the University of Ottawa and holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he is a member of the Anderson Honor Society.

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Kent Savagian
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2320

Kent Savagian is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Savagian has 25 years of investment banking experience advising clients across all financing and advisory areas and a wide variety of industries including media, telecom and industrials. Mr. Savagian joined Moelis & Company in 2011 after over 15 years at Credit Suisse, where he was most recently a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division. Previously, Mr. Savagian was the Group Head of the Los Angeles office, a Managing Director in Media & Telecom Group and a member of the America’s Management Committee at Credit Suisse. He worked at Credit Suisse since 1996 when it was Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Savagian holds a B.S. from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He is a member of the Executive Board of the California Chamber of Commerce and the Heads the Audit and Finance Committee and Saint James’ Episcopal School in Los Angeles.

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Craig Wadler
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2330

Craig Wadler is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Wadler joined Moelis & Company in 2011 and has 19 years of investment banking experience. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse where he was a founding member of the Hedge Fund Advisory business which focused on working with portfolio companies and investments of hedge fund clients. Previously, Mr. Wadler worked at UBS Investment Bank where he founded a Hedge Fund coverage business in 2005. Prior to joining UBS Investment Bank, Mr. Wadler worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Wadler holds a B.S. from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.