Richard NeJame joined B. Riley FBR as a senior managing director in the firm’s growing Corporate Restructuring division.

NeJame is a veteran corporate restructuring advisor with expertise in leveraged finance, distressed M&A advisory and capital raising for special situations. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

“With a long track record of success advising clients on complex matters and recapitalization situations, Rich brings extensive experience in all aspects of restructuring and transaction advisory,” said Perry Mandarino, co-head of Investment Banking and Head of Corporate Restructuring. “We’re pleased to welcome Rich as another strong addition to our Corporate Restructuring team and look forward to continuing to expand our presence in the marketplace.”

NeJame joins from Oppenheimer, where he served as managing director and head of Restructuring & Special Situations Advisory for Investment Banking. He previously served as a managing director and co-head of Recapitalization and Restructuring at Gleacher, responsible for new business origination of restructuring and leveraged finance transactions. He served as managing director at Imperial Capital where he also covered corporate finance and M&A advisory. NeJame was a senior founding member of Lazard’s Restructuring Group where he worked for nearly a decade.