Brian Cullen joined Duff & Phelps in 2006. He is a managing director based in the firm's Los Angeles office and leader of the Domestic Restructuring Advisory practice. He has more than 15 years of experience in financial restructuring and recapitalization.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Brian was the co-founder and partner of Aria Partners, a special situations investment fund, where he led all aspects of fund management. He also was a vice president at Chanin Kirkland Messina, where he provided valuation advisory services to the U.S. Department of Justice. He started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston and BankAmerica Securities. Brian has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, in and out-of-court debtor and creditor-side restructurings, valuation opinions and capital raising activities. His clients have included Allied Holdings, Amp'd Mobile, Collins & Aikman, Cerplex Group, Legacy Estates, Loral Space & Communications, Mercury Interactive, RCN Corporation, Trump Casino Holdings, Tricom S.A. and Wolverine Tube.
Brian holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Brian also currently serves as a board member for Allied Holdings, Inc., the largest company in North America specializing in the delivery of new and used vehicles.