Leaders of Influence Private Equity Investors & Advisors of 2022


Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

With the unique and uncharted scenarios that we all faced over the last couple of years, growing businesses in the market for private equity have had to face a whole new landscape. The economic climate forced companies to make changes to the way they do business and to the way they approach their fiscal needs. The role that private equity investors and advisors play in terms of the business world overall has perhaps never been more important.

For this issue, we’ve reviewed the careers of many of the most notable private equity related professionals in the region and have selected some of the very best to be showcased here. Listed alphabetically, you’ll find some of Los Angeles’ leading experts on the subject, along with information about their careers and specialties.
Congratulations to each of the outstanding professionals who made this list.

Methodology: The professionals featured in these pages did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials submitted to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Those selected for inclusion were reviewed by the editorial department and chosen based on a demonstration of impact made on the profession and on the Los Angeles community.

Arie Belldegrun – Vida Venture LLC
David Bonrouhi- Calabasas Capital & Touche LLP
Clay Bryan- FocalPoint Partners, LLC P
Chris Chelekis – William and Henry Associates
Leon Chen – Kayne Partners
Dan Clivner – Sidley Austin LLP
Anthony Consoli – Massumi + Consoli LLP
Nishita Cummings – Kayne Partners
James Davidson – Avant Advisory Group
Eva Davis – Winston & Strawn LLP
Behdad Eghbali – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Russell Evans – Avitas Capital Partners, LLC
Robert Fox – O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Jeff Friedman – Mesa West Capital
Lloyd Greif – Greif & Co.
Luke Guerra – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jeremy Holland – The Riverside Company
Mehdi Khodadad – Sidley Austin LLP
Helen S. Kim – Vida Ventures, LLC
Jason S. Kim – Blank Rome LLP
Dan Kraft – B. Riley Financial, Inc.
Ari Lanin – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jonathan Littrell – Raines Feldman
Neil Malik – K1 Investment Management
Jeremiah Mann – Intrepid Investment Bankers
Peter Massumi – Massumi and Consoli LLP
Scott Minerd – Guggenheim Partners
Joel Montminy – Montminy & Co LLC
Eric Moss – Greystone Financial Group, LLC
Steve Nelson – Intrepid Investment Bankers
Cyrus Nikou – Atar Capital, LLC
Nishen Radia – FocalPoint Partners, LLC
Edward Ring – New Standard Equities
Russ Roenick – Transom Capital Group
Trevor Saliba – NMS Consulting Inc.
Martin Sarafa – Century Park Capital Partners
Margaret Shanley – CohnReznick
Monica Shilling – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Patrick Shim – 1927 Capital Management, LLC
Aaron Solganick – Solganick & Co
Alex Soltani – Skyview Capital
George Swain – GeorgeSwain Investments
Natalie Tronkina – CohnReznick LLP
Jeff White – Skyview Capital
Guy Zaczepinski – Century Park Capital Partners
Jonathan Zucker – Intrepid Investment Bankers
Mark Zytko – Mesa West Capital

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