B. Riley Securities Expands its Fixed Income Division with the Hires of Two Key Managing Directors, Ji Pak and Mary Jo Collins

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — B. Riley Securities, a leading full-service investment bank and subsidiary of B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ: RILY) (“B. Riley”), today announced the appointments of Ji Pak and Mary Jo Collins to the bond division. Ji Pak will join as General Manager, Finance, while Mary Jo Collins will join as general manager.

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Bryant RileyChairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Financial, said, “We continue to grow and expand our fixed income division in a deliberate, strategic and exciting way. Ji and Mary Jo are great additions to the team who will play a key role in further positioning the company as an elite entity across the industry and, more importantly, a great asset to the B. Riley customers. »

Ji Pak brings nearly 15 years of trading experience and a successful track record of building and improving hybrid/preferred trading platforms for leading companies. He will play a key role at B. Riley, serving as interim head of commerce and sales to key industry clients. Prior to B. Riley, Ji was Head of Hybrid/Preferred Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald, a position he previously held at JPMorgan, Jefferies, RBC, MUFG and Seaport. Ji attended West Virginia University and graduated from george washington universitywith a major in Finance.

“B Riley’s lead role in $25 by baby bond origination is the ideal solution to become a leading player in the hybrid/preferred market. I am excited to grow this business and build it,” Mr. Pak said.

Mary Jo Collins began his career at Merrill Lynch where his roles included Senior Institutional Trader in Preferred Shares, Head of Fixed Income Trading for the firm’s Retail Trading Group, and held a leadership position in the Sales Operations product, service, execution and supply management for the company’s municipal bond business. After Merrill Lynch, she moved into fixed income sales at Deutsche Bank, Sandler O’Neill, Royal Bank of Canadaand more recently, Imperial Capital, which focuses on both preferred stocks and hybrid securities, as well as investment-grade corporate bonds. Mary Jo holds a BS from Douglas College, Rutgers University and a mastery of Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an Independent Trustee of Direxion Funds and a Trustee of the Village of Flower Hill on Long Island.

“B. Riley’s leadership in the financial services industry is further strengthened by the addition of a suite of fixed income product offerings under the experienced leadership of Tim Sullivan. It’s very exciting to be part of this dynamic growth,” said Ms. Collins.

B. Riley has strategically expanded its fixed income division to continue its national growth, including the appointment of Tim Sullivan. Tim was previously announced as Head of Fixed Income and has officially started in his new role on February 1st.

B. Riley offers a full suite of primary and secondary market solutions, including market-leading senior notes offering franchise and specialization in corporate debt, preferred stock offerings, term and private placements. The firm’s fixed income sales and trading professionals provide issuers with high-quality distribution through its network of more than 1,000 institutional investors.

For more information about B. Riley Securities’ fixed income opportunities and capabilities, contact Fixed income [email protected] or visit www.brileysecurities.com.

About B.Riley Securities

B. Riley Securities provides a full range of investment banking, corporate finance, advisory, research, sales and trading services. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory, SPACs, corporate restructuring and recapitalization. B. Riley is nationally recognized and highly ranked for his proprietary small cap equity research. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial.

B. Riley Financial provides collaborative solutions tailored to the capital raising and business advisory needs of its clients and partners. B. Riley operates through several subsidiaries that provide a diverse range of complementary end-to-end capabilities spanning investment banking and institutional brokerage, private and investment wealth management, financial advisory, corporate restructuring , operations management, risk and compliance, due diligence, forensic accounting, litigation support, expertise and valuation, auction and liquidation services. For more information, please visit www.brileyfin.com.

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