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B. Riley FBR Names Chief Administrative Officer

B. Riley FBR, an investment bank and subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. in Woodland Hills, has appointed Dawn Farrell as chief administrative officer of the firm’s investment banking unit. Farrell will be responsible for 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,” Bryant Riley, co-chief executive officer of B. Riley Financial, said in a statement. “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.” Farrell specializes in syndication, distribution and marketing of new securities with a focus on private placements for institutional clients. Her expertise includes IPOs, secondary offerings, convertible offerings and cross-border transactions. Prior to joining B. Riley, she worked at Stifel Nicolas and Howe Barnes. Shares of B. Riley (RILY) closed Wednesday down 25 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $21.45 on the Nasdaq.

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.

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