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B. Riley FBR Appoints Farrell to Chief Administrative Officer

September 12, 2018, 07:08 AM

B. Riley FBR, a full service investment bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc., announced that Dawn Farrell has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer of the firm’s Investment Banking unit. In this role,  Farrell is responsible for driving operational efficiency through assisting in the day-to-day management of the division and coordinating efforts within the organization.

“Dawn was instrumental during the firm’s merger of B. Riley & Co. and FBR last year,” said Bryant Riley, Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Financial. “Her experience combined with her work ethic and enthusiasm was one of the key reasons the transition between the two firms was a success. This is an exciting time for B. Riley FBR and I’m confident Dawn’s expertise and leadership will make a meaningful contribution to the firm’s efforts and future successes.”

A 15-year capital markets veteran,  Farrell specializes in syndication, distribution and marketing of new issue offerings with a focus on private placements for institutional clients. Her expertise includes IPOs, follow-on equity offerings, convertible offerings, PIPEs, block trades, bought deals and cross-border transactions. She has facilitated over 200 transactions with an aggregate value over $36 billion for issuers across the Real Estate, Financial, Energy, Industrial, Technology and Healthcare sectors.

“Dawn has demonstrated her proven ability to successfully streamline processes and increase efficiency across multiple business lines,” said Andy Moore, Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley FBR. “Dawn’s appointment to Chief Administrative Officer is a testament to her accomplishments and value to this firm, and we look forward to her continued contributions to ensure best-in-class capital markets execution for our clients.”

“Since the merger, I have seen the strength and value our combined B. Riley FBR platform has created for our clients,” said Ms. Farrell. “Our skilled and dedicated team, combined with access to extensive resources across our affiliates, enables us to provide holistic, effective solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. I’m excited to step into this role and to be given the opportunity to play a part in our firm’s growing success.”

Prior to joining the firm, Farrell worked in various institutional sales roles with Stifel Nicolas and Howe Barnes. She currently serves on the board of the Women’s Syndicate Association which is focused on developing leadership among women in the financial services industry. She is based in Arlington, VA.

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