Bryant R. Riley is Chairman of B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. RILEY), a leading full service investment bank; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of publicly traded Great American Group, Inc., and Managing Member of B. Riley Asset Management, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
Since founding B. RILEY in Los Angeles in 1997, Mr. Riley has expanded the firm opportunistically into a broker dealer with offices in major U.S. financial markets.
Mr. Riley also currently sits on the board of privately-held Lightbridge Communications Corp. Earlier, Mr. Riley held Board positions at Alliance Semiconductor Corporation, Aldila Inc., Cadiz Inc., Carreker Corporation, DDI Corp., Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., Celeritek, Inc., Kitty Hawk Inc., Mossimo Inc., National Holdings Corporation, SI Technologies, Inc., Silicon Storage Technologies, Strasbaugh, STR Holdings, Inc., Trans World Entertainment and Transmeta Corp.
Prior to founding B. RILEY, he held a variety of positions in the brokerage industry, primarily as an institutional salesman and trader. From October 1993 to January 1997 Mr. Riley was a co-head of Equity at Dabney-Resnick, Inc., a Los Angeles-based brokerage firm. From 1991 to 1993 he was a co-founder of Huberman-Riley, a Texas-based brokerage firm.
Mr. Riley holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University.