Career Opportunities

We are always looking for highly motivated, self-confident individuals with experience or strong interest in the financial markets to join our team of professionals.  To be considered for future positions, submit your resume, references, and salary history to:

For Research: Ian Corydon

For Investment Banking: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For Sales: Eric Rajewski

For Trading: Knut Grevle

For Operations: Allison Petchenick


Current Opportunities

  • Associate Analyst, Equity Research - Chicago

    B. Riley & Co. has an immediate opening for a highly motivated Associate Equity Research Analyst in its Chicago office.  This is a sector specific role, focusing primarily on companies offering leisure products and motor vehicle components.  As an Associate Analyst, you will interface directly with the Senior Analyst and will be relied upon to assist in virtually all day-to-day Equity Research activities.  You will become instrumental in the fundamental research process and the publishing of investment ideas.  Over time, you will be increasingly asked to field requests from investors, media, and our institutional sales force.  Associate Analysts are responsible for conducting research in various forms (e.g., industry, company-specific, macro, etc.), and are a driving force in the creation of research reports, analysis of financial statements, and construction of financial models from SEC filings and press releases.  We aim to provide truly differentiated, proprietary research, which often requires cultivating channel checks.  As such, charismatic communication skills will prove invaluable.  Additionally, you will be asked to actively participate in meetings and/or conference calls with senior management (CEO/CFO) of public companies as part of ongoing due diligence.  There is a very clear, proven career path to Senior Analyst for high achieving Associate Analysts.

    About B. Riley & Co.
    Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Newport Beach, B. Riley is a FINRA member firm providing research and trading ideas to institutional clients (primarily hedge funds and mutual funds), and investment banking services to a wide range of middle-market private and public companies. Founded in 1997, the firm began by successfully targeting small capitalization California-based companies and has won a reputation for providing proprietary, unbiased and often contrarian equity research coverage of companies that are under-followed or misunderstood by Wall Street.  Today, B. Riley’s 12 Senior Analysts formally cover over 200 companies.  B. Riley & Co. recently merged with Great American Group to form B. Riley Financial, Inc.  The combined company’s strong balance sheet and leading suite of financial and advisory services leave B. Riley Financial well positioned for disciplined growth.

    The successful applicant will have:

    • A true passion for investing
    • Entrepreneurial spirit; desire to excel as part of a small team with limited formal structure
    • Exceptional writing skills and a strong command of the English language; candidate will have a natural ability to clearly and concisely articulate investment ideas verbally and in written reports
    • Competent financial analysis and modeling skills, with a strong understanding of financial statements and common valuation techniques
    • 2+ years of relevant experience, preferably in buy or sell-side equity research, investment banking, or similar analyst role – or industry experience in a financial capacity with a strong interest in capital markets. Outstanding recent graduates with highly relevant internships will also be considered
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field; CFA (or candidate) a plus
    • Ability and willingness to promptly obtain Series 7, 63, 86/87
    • Local candidates (Chicagoland) only

    For consideration, please submit your resume and a brief investment idea to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  No phone calls please.
     

  • Investment Banking Associate

    Job Description
    Associates are an important part of B. Riley’s deal teams, working closely with Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Analysts and B. Riley’s clients.  Associates are involved in all phases of deal execution including:

    • Organizing, reviewing and analyzing due diligence processes and materials
    • Developing valuation analyses and models (projections, LBO, DCF, public comparables, historical M&A transactions, etc.)
    • Preparing comprehensive pitchbooks, information memoranda, management presentations and marketing materials
    • Compiling prospective acquirer lists and contacting acquirers
    • Performing key steps in the sale execution process
    • Building relationships and maintaining direct contact with current and prospective clients
    • Assisting senior bankers in firm building activities (training, recruiting, mentoring, etc.)

    Requirements
    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Minimum of two years of M&A advisory / investment banking experience
    • Outstanding academic credentials from a top tier school
    • Team player willing to take an integral role in B. Riley's growth
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Strong work ethic
    • Highly proficient financial analysis and modeling skills
    • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
    • Significant level of maturity and the ability to work as part of a small team
    • Self-starter willing to work in an entrepreneurial, demanding and fast paced environment
    • Proficiency with Factset and online data room platforms

    To be considered, please email a cover letter and resume to Ryan Bernath at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • Investment Banking Vice President

    Description
    Vice Presidents are an important part of B. Riley’s deal teams, working closely with Managing Directors, Associates, Analysts and B. Riley clients. Vice Presidents are involved in all phases of deal execution including:

    • Playing a senior role alongside Managing Directors leading deal teams
    • Developing deal strategies and timelines
    • Reviewing and analyzing due diligence processes and materials
    • Reviewing valuation analyses and models (projections, LBO, DCF, public comparables, historical M&A transactions, etc.)
    • Preparing comprehensive pitchbooks, information memoranda, management presentations and marketing materials
    • Contacting acquirers and marketing deal opportunities
    • Managing and performing key steps in the deal execution process
    • Building relationships and maintaining direct contact with current and prospective clients
    • Assisting bankers in firm building activities (training, recruiting, mentoring, etc.)

    Requirements
    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Minimum of five years of M&A advisory / investment banking experience
    • Substantial middle market M&A advisory experience
    • Outstanding academic credentials from a top tier school
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Strong work ethic
    • Team player willing to take an integral role in B. Riley's growth
    • Proven leadership and deal execution skills
    • Highly proficient financial analysis and modeling skills
    • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
    • Maturity and experience to work as part of a small team
    • Self-starter willing to work in an entrepreneurial, demanding and fast paced environment

    ***To be considered, please email a cover letter and resume to Ryan Bernath at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No phone calls. No recruiters.

  • Sales Trader/Institutional Salesman

    Requirements

    • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Technology
    • 3 to 5 years relevant industry experience required.
    • Series 7, 63.
    • Working knowledge of the Bloomberg OMS.
  • Senior Analyst

    Job Description

    Rapidly initiate and maintain coverage of at least 15 companies. Create financial models and generate industry and company specific reports Effectively communicate investment ideas to institutional clients and our sales force.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree or International equivalent
    • Minimum 3 years of Senior or Associate Analyst experience
    • Superior quantitative, analytical and communications skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Strong work ethic
    • Strong attention to detail

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MBA or CFA certifications
    • Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses

    To apply for this position, please email your resume to Director of Research Ian Corydon (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

     

  • Senior Investment Banker

    We are currently seeking senior investment bankers with industry expertise and strong business development skills.