Brian Cullen is a managing director in Duff & Phelps’ Special Situation and Restructuring Advisory practice and is based in the Los Angeles office. Brian has over 20 years of financial advisory experience across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Brian was a managing director at Chanin Capital Partners where he focused on in and out of court restructurings and financings, and distressed M&A transactions. Brian has extensive experience across several industries including media, telecom/technology, healthcare, and consumer sectors.

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 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 is a FINRA representative and holds the Series 7 and 63 securities industries registrations. 

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