Ryan Kanaley

Managing Director, Finance and Corporate Deveopment

Ryan Kanaley serves as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development for Palm Tree, where he oversees all aspects of corporate finance and accounting in addition to executing Palm Tree’s strategic initiatives.

Mr. Kanaley has spent his career in private equity investing and advisory roles focused on M&A and financial consulting, providing him with a wealth of industry experience that will further strengthen Palm Tree’s corporate functions.

Prior to joining Palm Tree, Mr. Kanaley was an investment lead at Variant Equity, where he also served as a member of its investment committee and as an advisory board member for portfolio companies. Prior to Variant Equity, he worked at Platinum Equity as an investment professional in the LMM and Mid-Cap strategies, also representing the acquisitions team as a member of portfolio company management committees. Mr. Kanaley began his career at Houlihan Lokey within its financial consulting, transaction advisory, and M&A advisory practices.

Mr. Kanaley received his bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business with concentrations in finance and accounting. After graduation, he brought his boots and Texas roots to Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife, son and their beloved lab.

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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


Spencer Hong


Nick Fedorchak


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.