Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

Matthew Prest
Managing Director & Co-Head of Europe
London

T: +44 207 634 3567

Matthew Prest is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Europe at Moelis & Company. Mr. Prest was most recently Managing Director at Close Brothers in London. He has advised clients across a broad range of industries on leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and other capital structure matters. Mr. Prest joined Close Brothers from M&G Investment Management Limited where he was a Director in the Fixed Income team. Prior to that, he spent eight years at KPMG in London which included significant assignments in both Asia and the Middle East as well as Europe.

Mr. Prest holds a B.A. in History from the University of Warwick.

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Andrew Pridham
Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking for Australia
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5537

Andrew Pridham is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Australia at Moelis & Company. Mr. Pridham has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and was most recently Executive Chairman of Investment Banking at JP Morgan Australia, where he completed many major M&A, equity raising and other advisory transactions and played a leading role in the significant growth of JP Morgan’s Australian business. Prior to his six year tenure at JP Morgan, Mr. Pridham spent 12 years at UBS where he held senior roles including Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and Head of Investment Banking for Australasia. He was also a member of the UBS Global Investment Banking Management Committee.

Mr. Pridham received a Bachelor of Applied Science (PRM) from the University of South Australia. He is also Chairman of AFL Club, The Sydney Swans.

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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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Paul Rathborne
Managing Director
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5511

Paul Rathborne is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company Australia, where he specializes in advising clients on M&A, restructuring and equity/debt capital markets transactions across a variety of industries. Mr. Rathborne has over 10 years of investment banking experience and, prior to joining Moelis & Company in 2009, was at JP Morgan in the real estate investment banking division.

Mr. Rathborne holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of New South Wales.

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Ben Reitzes
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3583

Ben Reitzes is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he advises clients in the global technology sector. He has over 22 years of banking experience across multiple technology sectors. Mr. Reitzes joined Moelis & Company from Barclays, and formerly Lehman Brothers, where he was a Managing Director, Global Sector Coordinator of Technology. He was also the Senior IT Hardware & Telecom/Networking Analyst. In these roles, he led strategy and research teams across nine countries focused on the impact of areas such as cloud computing, virtualization, mobility and other disruptive technologies. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he was a Managing Director, Global Coordinator of IT Hardware and Senior IT Hardware Analyst at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Reitzes ranked highly in the Institutional Investor magazine awards in multiple categories for 16 consecutive years, including being named one of the top 3 IT Hardware analysts for 10 years in a row before joining to Moelis & Company.

Mr. Reitzes holds a B.S. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

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Benoit Renon
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3580

Benoit Renon is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Renon was previously a Managing Director and Head of European Consumer Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in London. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Renon was responsible for industry coverage of consumer clients including food, beverage, tobacco and home and personal care companies across Europe, working on varied advisory and capital markets transactions. From 2001 to 2006 he was with Morgan Stanley in Paris, where he was a member of the French investment banking team advising key French clients across a wide variety of sectors. Prior to that, he was at Lazard Frères in Paris as a member of their French investment banking team for eight years.

After graduating from the ESSEC Business School and prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Renon spent two years as a bridge officer in the French Navy.

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Sash Rentala
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 3571

Sash Rentala is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Rentala has over 14 years of investment banking experience and specializes in advising private equity sponsors and hedge funds on a wide variety of corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and restructuring transactions such as bank and bond new money issuances, exchange offers, consent solicitations, lender negotiations and amendments. Prior to Moelis & Company, Mr. Rentala was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank where he focused on the industrials sector including transactions in the chemicals, auto and metals and mining sectors. Mr. Rentala was previously a Vice President in Investment Banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He also served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Mr. Rentala holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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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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Colin Richardson
Managing Director
Sydney

T: +61 2 8288 5531

Colin Richardson is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company Australia. Mr. Richardson has over two decades of investment banking experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory transactions across a variety of industries. Mr. Richardson was most recently a Managing Director at Rothschild and was previously a Managing Director and Head of M&A for Australia and New Zealand at Citigroup and a Managing Director in M&A at Deutsche Bank. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Richardson worked at SG Hambros, formerly known as Hambros Bank, in Australia and the UK.

Mr. Richardson holds a B.A. from Hull University.

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Elliot Richmond
Managing Director
London

T: +44 207 634 3677

Elliot Richmond is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Richmond has over 15 years of investment banking experience advising companies across a broad range of industries and transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, private side divestments and equity offerings. Mr. Richmond joined Moelis & Company in 2011 from Merrill Lynch where he spent 12 years. In 2013, he was honoured by Financial News’ “40 under 40 Rising Stars in Investment Banking”.

Mr. Richmond holds a B.Sc. in Economics from University College London.

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Zach Righellis
Managing Director
San Francisco

T: +1 415 870 2808

Zach Righellis is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he focuses on advising corporate clients in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Mr. Righellis has over 15 years of investment banking and management consulting experience and has provided strategic advice to corporate clients on M&A, IPOs, capital markets and restructuring transactions. Most recently, Mr. Righellis served as a Managing Director at Barclays, formerly Lehman Brothers, in Menlo Park advising on both M&A and capital markets transactions for semiconductor and electronics companies in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Israel. Mr. Righellis joined Lehman Brothers in 2005, working across several technology sectors including software, communications technology and cleantech. Previously, he was a consultant in technology and operations at Sapient Corporation.

Mr. Righellis holds a B.Sc in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

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Anthony Rokovich
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4554

Anthony Rokovich is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Mr. Rokovich was most recently a Managing Director in the Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group at UBS working on strategic and financing transactions in the mall, strip mall, outlet, multifamily and healthcare sectors. He previously worked at Merrill Lynch in Real Estate Investment Banking.

Mr. Rokovich holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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Anthony Root
Senior Advisor
Hong Kong

T: +852 6397 0071

Anthony Root is a Senior Advisor at Moelis & Company Australia, based in Hong Kong. Mr. Root has over 30 years of experience advising corporations, underwriters and financial investors on public and private corporate financings, private equity, public mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Before joining Moelis & Company, he was Asia Managing Partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy since 2001. Throughout his career, Mr. Root has advised on transactions throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States across a variety of industries including financial institutions, technology, telecommunications and natural resources.

Mr. Root holds a B.A. with honors from Haverford College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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Yadin Rozov
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4551

Yadin Rozov is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in Financial Institutions advisory. Mr. Rozov has 15 years of investment banking experience, including extensive fixed income trading, structuring and risk management experience. Previously, Mr. Rozov was a Managing Director, co-head of Fixed Income Structured Products and Americas Head of the Repositioning Group at UBS. In this role, Mr. Rozov was instrumental in the implementation of the strategic exiting of legacy businesses and risk positions across the bank, including complex structured and securitized products with underlying credit, real estate and consumer obligations. Prior to the Repositioning Group, Mr. Rozov was Global Co-Head of the Structured Products Group at UBS. Mr. Rozov was previously a Credit Derivatives Trader at Citigroup Global Markets.

 

Mr. Rozov holds a B.A. in Physics from Rutgers University and did graduate work in Mathematics in Finance at New York University. He currently serves on the boards of Chamonix Asset Management and College Ave Student Loans LLC.

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Alexander S. Rubin
Managing Director
New York

T: +1 212 883 4545

Alex Rubin is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he focuses on advising clients in the real estate sector. Mr. Rubin has over 20 years of experience advising public and private commercial real estate clients on a wide range of strategic and corporate finance matters including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions as well as debt, equity and recapitalization transactions. Before joining Moelis & Company in 2009, Mr. Rubin served as a Managing Director in the Global Real Estate Investment Banking Department at Citigroup. Previously, Mr. Rubin was Managing Director and Co-Head of European Real Estate Investment Banking at UBS based in London. Mr. Rubin’s career started at Merrill Lynch in New York where he was ultimately promoted to Managing Director in Real Estate Investment Banking.

Mr. Rubin holds a B.A. from Cornell University where he currently serves on the College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Council, the Cornell Real Estate Council and the Cornell Lacrosse Association. Professional affiliations include the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Roundtable.