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Senior Leadership Team

Eric Biddle
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2387

Eric Biddle is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he is primarily responsible for clients who focus on the retail, apparel and consumer sectors. He has nearly 20 years of banking experience advising on mergers and acquisitions and strategic financing opportunities including debt and equity transactions. Mr. Biddle served as a Managing Director at Barclays Capital from 2016-2021. Prior to that he was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, having joined Merrill Lynch in 2003.

Mr. Biddle holds a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from USC Marshall School of Business. Mr. Biddle serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Buckley School in Los Angeles, California.

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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 where he specializes in recapitalization and restructuring advisory. Mr. Flachs has over 20 years of restructuring, investment banking and related experience. He has advised companies and creditors across a broad range of industries in recapitalizations, in-court and out-of-court restructurings, financings and distressed M&A. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Flachs was a Managing Director in the Recapitalization & Restructuring group at Jefferies & Company. Before that, he was an attorney at both Guth Rothman & Christopher and Irell & Manella.

Mr. Flachs graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from UCLA and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Christopher Foss
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2321

Christopher Foss is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in M&A advisory. Mr. Foss has over 15 years of investment banking experience, primarily executing public and private buy-side, sell-side and special committee assignments across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Moelis & Company as an Associate in 2011, he was an Associate in the Global Distressed and Corporate Opportunities group at The Carlyle Group. Mr. Foss began his career as an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank.

Mr. Foss holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

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Stuart Goldstein
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2380

Stu Goldstein is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients across the technology sector. Mr. Goldstein has over 20 years of investment banking experience and has provided strategic advisory services to technology companies on the full spectrum of corporate finance matters, with an emphasis on M&A transactions. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, he held several senior level positions at Citigroup including Head of West Coast Technology Investment Banking and Managing Director in the M&A group. Previously, 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 University School of Law.

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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 where he provides strategic and financial advice to clients on M&A transactions across a range of industries, with a focus on public company and special committee transactions. He also chairs Moelis & Company’s Fairness and Valuation Committee. Mr. Lee has approximately 20 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, he was a Managing Director in the M&A Group at Macquarie Capital, Co-Head of UBS Investment Bank’s Exclusive Sales Group and Head of West Coast M&A and in the investment banking division at Bear, Stearns & Co.

Mr. Lee serves on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He 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’s expertise are rooted in a deep understanding of the broadcasting, cable, publishing, entertainment, satellite and digital media sectors. Prior to Moelis & Company, Mr. Mahmoodzadegan spent six years at UBS, most recently as the Global Head of Media Investment Banking, and was a member of the UBS Investment Banking Department Americas Executive Committee. Before joining UBS, Mr. Mahmoodzadegan was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He began his career as an attorney with Irell & Manella.

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). He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Carlthorp School.

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Michele Miyakawa
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2344

Michele Miyakawa is a Managing Director and one of the founding partners of Moelis & Company. She specializes in advising high growth consumer companies regarding capital raises and strategic alternatives including mergers and acquisitions. She has more than 20 years of experience in the finance industry as both a banker and an executive, leading multiple banking and management roles at Moelis & Company including COO of Global Advisory. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, she worked 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 holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. She 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp.

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John Momtazee
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2322

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” and has also been recognized in the Power 100 by Broadcasting & Cable and Mutichannel News.

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. He is currently a member of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Council, the LEAD Council and the Southern California Advisors for Stanford University. He also serves on the Law School Council for 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 32 years and has advised on over 200 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. He began his career as an investment banker with PaineWebber in 1989.

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. He is a Board Member of the UCLA Health System and is also Co-Chair of the Lung Health Advisory Board at UCLA. Mr. Raich also serves on The Posse Foundation National Board of Directors and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) Board of Directors.

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Craig Wadler
Managing Director
Los Angeles

T: +1 310 443 2330

Craig Wadler is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in shareholder advisory and activist defense. Mr. Wadler has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, providing strategic advice to both hedge funds and corporations facing activist investors and other contested shareholder situations. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, 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.