Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Trevor Montano
Managing Director
Washington, DC

T: 1 202 759 1095

Trevor Montano is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising regional banks and non-bank lenders. Mr. Montano has 17 years of public and private sector experience and has provided financial and strategic advice to a broad range of financial institutions. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Montano was Chief Investment Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he managed a portfolio of financial institution investments made by the U.S. Government under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) during the financial crisis. Previously, Mr. Montano held senior roles as an M&A investment banker at UBS and Citigroup in their respective financial institutions groups, covering U.S. banks and diversified financial companies. He began his career as a BIG 4 consultant focused on transactions in the financial services sector.

Mr. Montano holds a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is also a CFA charterholder and serves on the board of the CFA Society Washington D.C.

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Daniel Motulsky
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3648

Daniel Motulsky is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he focuses on advising companies in the consumer sector. Mr. Motulsky has more than 25 years of investment banking experience, with an emphasis on large cap multinational consumer companies. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Motulsky spent 16 years as a Partner at Lazard, where he most recently served as Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer and Retail. Previously, Mr. Motulsky was a Partner at Tanner & Co., a merchant banking and M&A advisory firm, and worked at Salomon Brothers Inc.

Mr. Motulsky holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (with Distinction) from Stanford University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Bon-Ton Stores, the Board of Trustees of The New School University, the Board of Governors for The New School for Social Research and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Stefan Müller
Managing Director
Frankfurt

T: +49 69 667 787 914

Stefan Müller is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Moelis & Company. Mr. Müller has over 20 years of investment banking experience and has advised companies across all sectors on a broad range of products, including strategic advisory, M&A, and capital raises. Previously, Mr. Müller was Co-Head of Investment Banking for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He joined BAML in 2000, working on M&A mandates in the German-language region, and later held roles as Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Banking for Germany & Austria. Prior to that, Mr. Müller spent six years at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in the Firm’s London and Frankfurt offices.

Mr. Müller studied at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, the Paris Business School, Thunderbird University in Phoenix and graduated with a Diplom-Kaufmann and a Diplom-Betriebswirt. He speaks six languages including German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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Angus Murnaghan
Managing Director
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5425

Angus Murnaghan is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company Australia. Mr. Murnaghan has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets in Australia. He recently worked at Merrill Lynch and was previously at UBS for 20 years where he was a Managing Director and Head of Equity Sales in Australia.  Mr. Murnaghan was a rated analyst and has worked on a large number of emerging company IPOs in Australia.

Mr. Murnaghan holds a B(Comm) from the University of New South Wales.

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Glenn Muscosky 
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3584

Glenn Muscosky is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he focuses on providing strategic and financial advice to clients in the infrastructure sector. Mr. Muscosky has over 20 years of experience in the transport and energy infrastructure sectors and was a founding member of the team that established JP Morgan Investment Management’s core infrastructure investment strategy. Mr. Muscosky has deep experience as an equity and project finance principal and his career spans the private and public sectors. Previously, he spent eight years at Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank, where he originated and closed project finance transactions in the energy sector and spearheaded Calyon’s North American activities in the transport infrastructure sector. Prior to that role, Mr. Muscosky spent six years at the New York City Transit Authority and the New York City School Construction Authority, where he analyzed public sector capital investments in transport and schools.

Mr. Muscosky holds a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.

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Phil Newman
Managing Director
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5522

Phil Newman is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company Australia. Mr. Newman has over 12 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience across a broad spectrum of transactions involving M&A, corporate and debt restructurings, listed and unlisted capital raisings and direct investments. Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2009, Mr. Newman worked in investment banking at JP Morgan where he focused on M&A and equity capital raisings in the real estate sector. Mr. Newman began his career in Project Finance at Westpac Institutional Bank.

Mr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours in Finance from the University of Queensland.

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Charles Noel-Johnson
Managing Director & Co-Head of EMEA Recapitalisation & Restructuring Group
London

T: +44 207 634 3568

Charles Noel-Johnson is a Managing Director and Co-Head of EMEA Recapitalisation & Restructuring at Moelis & Company. Mr. Noel-Johnson has over 18 years investment banking experience advising a wide spectrum of clients and investors on restructurings, recapitalisations, financings and other strategic advisory transactions. Mr. Noel-Johnson has completed transactions representing over $100 billion across Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2009, Mr Noel-Johnson was an Executive Director in the European Restructuring Group at Close Brothers and previously at JP Morgan. Mr. Noel-Johnson was honoured by Financial News’ “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Investment Banking” in 2011 and 2012.

Mr. Noel-Johnson holds a Masters (Hons) in Politics from Edinburgh University and studied Political Science & International Relations at the University of California, San Diego. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

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William Nook
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4011

William Nook is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Nook has over 15 years of investment banking experience and was most recently Managing Director and Head of Asset Management at Deutsche Bank in the Americas Financial Institutions Group, focusing on asset management and alternative investment companies. Previously, he was a member of the Global Financial Institutions Group at UBS.

Mr. Nook holds a B.A. from Union College and an M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

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Richard Orders
Managing Director
Hong Kong

T: +852 3180 1010

Richard Orders is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Orders has over 20 years of experience advising corporate clients across the Asia Pacific region and was most recently Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific Advisers (“APA”). He was previously a Managing Director in the RBS/ABN AMRO group in Asia Pacific and before that was Vice Chairman and Head of Global Clients Asia Pacific for ABN AMRO, where he worked since 1996. Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Mr. Orders was a Managing Director and Head of Barings Investment Banking in Asia. He has also worked for Barings in other roles within corporate finance and debt capital markets based in Australia and London.

Mr. Orders holds a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Oxford.

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Steven G. Panagos
Managing Director & Vice Chairman of Recapitalization & Restructuring Group
New York

T: +1 212 883 3802

Steve Panagos is a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Recapitalization & Restructuring Group at Moelis & Company. Mr. Panagos is a widely recognized turnaround expert and has a long and distinguished career of leading complex bankruptcies and reorganizations for both companies and their creditors across a broad spectrum of industries. To date, Mr. Panagos has restructured more than $120 billion worth of debt across more than 100 transactions and has provided expert testimony regarding valuation and restructuring matters.

Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Panagos was the National Practice Leader of Kroll Zolfo Cooper’s Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Practice. During his 20 year tenure at Kroll Zolfo Cooper, Mr. Panagos provided restructuring advice to numerous companies or their creditors. On several occasions he has taken certain management roles to lead the restructuring process from within. Examples include serving as Chief Operating Officer and President of Krispy Kreme, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of Penn Traffic Supermarkets and Chief Restructuring Officer of Metromedia Fiber Networks, as well as several interim management positions at many other companies. Before joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Panagos was a Founder of Panagos Katz Situational Investing.

Mr. Panagos holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan.

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Landon Parsons
Senior Advisor
New York

T: +1 212 883 3541

Landon Parsons is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company. Mr. Parsons has nearly 25 years of structured credit experience as an analyst, investor and advisor. Previously, Mr. Parsons was a member of the Mortgage Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman in 2008 after seven years at C-BASS, an affiliate of Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation and Radian, where he was a Managing Director responsible for investing and managing structured products in non-agency and subprime RMBS, CMBS and ABS. Mr. Parsons also served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Structured Finance for CGA Investment Management and as a Senior Business Development Manager at Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. Prior to this, he held positions at Credit Lyonnais, Capital Markets Assurance Corporation and Citicorp.

Mr. Parsons holds a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.S. from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.

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Dominick Petrosino
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4550

Dom Petrosino is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Petrosino has extensive capital markets and investment banking experience and was most recently Head of Leveraged Finance Capital Markets at Bear Stearns. While at Bear Stearns, he managed a leading business focused on providing capital structure solutions, including underwriting, structuring and executing leveraged loans, high yield notes and mezzanine financings. In this role, Mr. Petrosino advised clients across a broad range of industries on leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, recapitalizations and other capital structure matters. Prior to Bear Stearns, Mr. Petrosino was a Vice President of High Yield Corporate Finance at Chase Securities and previously a Vice President in Chase’s Global Mining & Metals Group.

Mr. Petrosino holds a B.S. from New York University and an M.B.A. from Baruch College.

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Jan-Philipp Pfander
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3592

Jan-Philipp Pfander is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he advises clients in the chemicals and related materials sectors. Dr. Pfander was most recently Head of the Chemicals Group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at JP Morgan and has over 20 years of experience in the chemicals sector. Prior to JP Morgan, Dr. Pfander was Head of European Chemicals at Lehman Brothers and spent nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in Germany.

Dr. Pfander holds a Diploma in Microbiology from the Technical University of Munich and a PhD from the University of Oldenburg, Germany.

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Gregg Polle
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3884

Gregg Polle is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. He is a senior advisor to managements and boards of directors on strategic advisory, M&A and corporate governance matters. Mr. Polle has over 30 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2011, he spent 26 years at Citigroup (and its predecessors, Salomon and Salomon Smith Barney) where he served as Co-Head of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Head of the Industrials Group and a member of the Investment Banking Operating Committee.

Mr. Polle holds a B.S. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Arun Prasad
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4558

Arun Prasad is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he specializes in advising clients across the healthcare services industry. Mr. Prasad has over 16 years of investment banking experience and has executed numerous corporate finance transactions including M&A, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and other equity and debt transactions. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, was an investment banker at both Citigroup and UBS Investment Bank in their respective healthcare investment banking groups.

Mr. Prasad holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Boston College, where he was a member of the Honors Programs in both the Carroll School of Management and College of Arts and Sciences.