Chris Felderman

Managing Director and
Head of Financial Due Diligence

Chris Felderman leads the Palm Tree Transaction Support Services line, which helps clients use financial data to identify opportunities and reveal risks so that investors make better decisions that preserve capital and sellers are better prepared to preserve value.

Mr. Felderman has nearly two decades of financial advisory experience including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, and spin-off projects for both private equity and corporate clients. Before joining Palm Tree, Mr. Felderman held transaction advisory roles for  PwC and EY. He also founded his own consulting firm focused on financial due diligence, where he led and assisted multiple sell-side advisory projects for a Fortune 50 client and advised on transactions ranging in size from $3 million to $5 billion.

Mr. Felderman holds both a BBA in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degree from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois and successfully passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

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Pardis Nasseri

CEO and President

Derek Alderton

Vice Chairman

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Tracy Albert

Vice Chairman, Investment Banking

David Wolinsky

Chief Talent Officer

Stephen E. Rossi

Managing Director and
Head of Investment Banking

David M.V. Barnes

Managing Director and Head of M&A

Chris Felderman

Managing Director and
Head of Financial Due Diligence

Mitchel Nakken

Managing Director and
Head of Transitions and Transformations

Britt Terrell

Managing Director and
Head of Capital Markets

Clayton Grindle

Chief Administrative Officer

Phillip Cooper

Managing Director

Dulce Martinez

Head of Client Coverage

Vincent Nguyen


Spencer Hong


Nick Fedorchak


M. Charles Festa

Director, Talent Acquisition

Dieema Wheaton

Director, Talent

Steven Richards

Senior Vice President

Rishi Chellani

Senior Vice President

Joseph Wade

Senior Vice President

Matt Murray

Senior Vice President

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Danny Arnaout

Senior Vice President

Careers with Palm Tree

We have select positions available at all levels of our organization. Contact us for a confidential discussion about joining a firm that L.A. Business Journal named among L.A.'s most influential M&A advisors.

Exposure to projects and opportunities to work closely with clients offers Palm Tree employees lateral and progressive advancement inside the firm.

We currently have positions available within the organization for employees of top accounting and consulting firms and for recent graduates.