Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

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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Kevin B. Scheetz
Managing Director
San Francisco

T: +1 415 870 2805

Kevin Scheetz is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Scheetz has over 19 years of investment banking experience and spent a decade covering communications and electronics technology companies at both Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Scheetz has focused on the technology industry for the majority of his career and has developed particular expertise in the infrastructure, communications, mobility, electronics and industrial technology sectors. He has advised public and private companies on a wide range of corporate finance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, take-privates, and other public and private debt and equity financings.

Mr. Scheetz holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University, which he attended as a Dean’s Scholar.

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Simon Scott
Managing Director & Head of Equities
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5418

Simon Scott is a Managing Director and Head of Equities at Moelis & Company Australia. Mr. Scott began his career in Equities 20 years ago, and has held positions as an Executive Director and Head of Real Estate Research at Goldman Sachs JB Were and a Director and Co-Head of Real Estate Research at Citigroup. Prior to Moelis & Company Australia, Mr. Scott operated his own company where he provided advisory services to real estate companies and co-founded CorVal Partners, a boutique real estate funds management business.

Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney.

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Frank Sellman
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3562

Frank Sellman is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Sellman has extensive investment banking experience and specializes in advising companies in the building products and industrial distribution industries on a wide variety of corporate finance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, financial restructurings, and public and private equity and debt financings. Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2008, Mr. Sellman was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns, where he ran the firm’s Exclusive Sales and Divestitures Group. Mr. Sellman was previously at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and began his career at the Bank of Boston.

Mr. Sellman holds a B.A. in History from Boston University.

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Chris Shaw
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3549

Chris Shaw is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he is responsible for the Firm’s international energy business, ex-Americas. Mr. Shaw has 20 years of energy investment banking experience and has advised a broad range of clients across the energy value chain. He has worked with some of the largest National Oil and Major Oil companies on complex capital markets and M&A assignments, as well as, E&P, R&M and oilfield service companies around the world on a number of strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Shaw worked at Barclays, Citigroup and Schroders in London and New York.

Mr. Shaw holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the Emory University Goizueta Business School.

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Peijie Shiu
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4574

Peijie Shiu is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Shiu has over a decade of investment banking experience across various platforms, including risk advisory, sales & trading and proprietary trading. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Shiu was a Quantitative Analyst and Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank. In this role he provided pricing, structuring and risk valuation services on fixed income products covering credit derivatives, structured finance, interest rates and corporate markets.

Mr. Shiu holds a MEng in Financial Engineering Option, Operation Research and Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering at Cornell University.

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Andrew Shore
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3880

Andrew Shore is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Shore has over 28 years of investment banking and research experience, most recently as a Managing Director in the Global Consumer Products Group at JP Morgan. While at JP Morgan, Mr. Shore built a leading franchise advising clients in the global household and personal care industries on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and a broad range of financial advisory services. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Mr. Shore was a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank’s Consumer Products and Retail Group and previously the Head of Deutsche Bank’s Global Consumer Products Strategy, which included analysis and portfolio construction of food, beverage, tobacco and household products, personal care and luxury goods stocks. While an equity research analyst, he was a highly ranked member of the Institutional Investor’s All-American Research Team for 17 years. Before Deutsche Bank, Mr. Shore was a Managing Director at both Paine Webber and Prudential Securities and began his career at Shearson Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Shore holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University.

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Caroline Silver
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3578

Caroline Silver is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where she specializes in global financial institutions advisory and capital raising. Ms. Silver has been in the investment banking industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience advising clients in the exchange and market infrastructure vertical as well as regulators in the U.K. and across Europe. Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2010, Ms. Silver was Vice Chairman of EMEA Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, she spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley, where she was Global Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and previously held a number of senior positions including European Head of Financial Institutions and Head of Restructuring. Ms. Silver also worked in M&A and corporate finance at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell for seven years and started her career as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Silver holds a B.A. in English with Spanish from Durham University.

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Joseph W. Simon
Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer
New York

T: +1 212 883 3837

Joe Simon is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Moelis & Company. Mr. Simon has over 25 years of experience as a senior manager of financial controls, operations and strategy and has particular experience with financial services firms, most recently serving as CFO of Financial Security Assurance for seven years. While at Financial Security Assurance, Mr. Simon re-engineered the treasury and accounting areas to enhance the firm’s financial planning and analysis, allocation of capital and transparency of financial reporting. In addition, he led several financing transactions for the firm.

Prior to Financial Security Assurance, Mr. Simon worked at Cantor Fitzgerald where he served as CFO, Global Controller and Global Head of Operations. During his time at Cantor Fitzgerald, he managed a global accounting and operations team and established the firm’s treasury function. Before joining Cantor Fitzgerald in 1993, Mr. Simon was a Principal and Vice President of Fixed Income Product Control at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Simon has also served as CFO of IntraLinks and TENTV.com. He began his career at Price Waterhouse.

Mr. Simon holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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John A. Sipp
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4571

John Sipp is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Sipp has over 25 years of investment banking experience and was most recently a Managing Director and Head of the Insurance Investment Banking Group for the Americas at Credit Suisse. Mr. Sipp joined Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1998 as a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group. Following the firm’s acquisition by Credit Suisse in 2000 he led the group responsible for coverage of the insurance industry and worked closely with senior executives of insurance companies in the United States, Europe and Asia on strategic and financial matters including capital raising, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and financings. He began his career at Goldman Sachs where he was a member of its Financial Institutions Group for 11 years.

Mr. Sipp holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Philip Smith
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3539

Philip Smith is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he focuses on advising industrial clients across the Europe, Middle East, Africa region. Mr. Smith has more than 17 years of investment banking experience having worked previously at Citigroup in London and New York where he covered the bank’s large global diversified industrial clients with a focus on electrical equipment, automotive, flow control and machinery. Prior to Citi, Mr. Smith qualified as an accountant with Deloitte.

Mr. Smith holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Engineering Science from Durham University.

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Robert Sorrell
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3570

Robert Sorrell is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company in London, where he focuses on advising private equity funds across Europe. Mr. Sorrell has over 20 years of investment banking and asset management experience. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Sorrell worked at Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Private Finance Group, and a Managing Director in the Telecom, Media and Technology investment banking team. Mr. Sorrell also founded and was CIO of an independent asset management firm.

Mr. Sorrell holds an M.A. from Cambridge University.

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Greg Starkins
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4226

Greg Starkins is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising aerospace and defense companies. Mr. Starkins has nearly 25 years of investment banking experience advising companies across the industrials sector and the aerospace & defense subsector. He was most recently a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank where he served as Co-Head of Diversified Industrials, Capital Goods, and Services Coverage, and the Global Head of Aerospace & Defense Coverage. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Starkins was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and served as the firm’s Global Head of Aerospace & Defense Sector Coverage. Mr. Starkins began his career as a lawyer in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s M&A practice.

Mr. Starkins holds a B.A. in Economics and Organizational Behavior/Management from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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Hugh Thomson
Managing Director
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5540

Hugh Thomson is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Australia at Moelis & Company. Mr. Thomson was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of HiLife Health & Beauty Group. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Industrie Clothing and prior to that spent 12 years at ING Real Estate Investment Management Australia where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Thomson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of East Anglia and is a Chartered Accountant.

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John Thorndike
Senior Advisor
Houston

T: +1 561 515 6023

John Thorndike is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company. Mr. Thorndike has over 40 years of investment banking experience and was most recently Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse. Previously, he was a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, which he joined as a Managing Director in 1984, and a Principal at Morgan Stanley, which he joined as an Associate in 1971 after a short career as a litigator at a Boston law firm. Mr. Thorndike has focused on the Utility sector since 1989 and as a strategic advisor has originated many large deals in this space.

Mr. Thorndike holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He also attended Cambridge University.