Rishi Chellani

Senior Vice President

Rishi Chellani is a Senior Vice President of Palm Tree and focuses on financial due diligence for both buy-side and sell-side transactions as well as post-close transition support.

Mr. Chellani has transaction experience across a variety of industries including consumer products, industrial services, and SaaS, among others.

Before joining Palm Tree, Mr. Chellani worked within the Transaction Advisory Services group at RSM in Los Angeles and was an external auditor with KPMG in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Chapman University, Argyros School of Business.

Mr. Chellani enjoys traveling the world, playing basketball, and watching sports.

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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

Ryan Kanaley

Managing Director, Finance and Corporate Deveopment

Phillip Cooper

Managing Director

Dulce Martinez

Head of Client Coverage

Vincent Nguyen

Director

Spencer Hong

Director

Nick Fedorchak

Director

M. Charles Festa

Director, Talent Acquisition

Dieema Wheaton

Director, Talent Management

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.