Lucky Number 13 for Duff & Phelps

Lucky Number 13 for Duff & Phelps

duff and phelps nf1Duff & Phelps has announced the promotions of 13 members of its professional staff to managing director.

“The advancement of these thirteen professionals demonstrates Duff & Phelps’s commitment to strengthen our organization from within,” said Jacob Silverman, President of Duff & Phelps. “These individuals deliver the expertise and high-quality work Duff & Phelps is known for and I wish each of them continued success as they take the next step in their career at the firm.”

duff and phelps nf13Many of these promotions are directly tied to the transaction side of private equity. Bradley Hileman, based in Santa Monica, leads the Financial Sponsors Group and is primarily responsible for building relationships with private equity firms across the US; Nicholas Clemens, based in Chicago, leads the Midwest Financial Sponsors Group; Laura McNaughton, based in Chicago, specializes in providing sell-side services to family and founder owned businesses and private equity owned companies; Darren Gange, based in New York, leads the firm’s East Coast Financial Sponsors Group; Edward Mielke, based in New York, is part of the firm’s Consumer, Retail, Food and Restaurants group; and Margaret Mi, based in Hong Kong, focuses on deal origination and execution of telecommunications, media and technology (TMT), consumer and healthcare transactions in China.

The balance of the managing director promotions include Brian Gore, Valuation Advisory Services, based in Chicago; Lauryn Haake, Legal Management Consulting, based in Houston; Michael Lateur, Property Tax, based in Austin; Chris Matteson, General Counsel, based in New York; Carla Nunes, Office of Professional Practice, based in Philadelphia; Marianna Todorova-Larkin, Office of Professional Practice, based in Philadelphia; and Tony Wilcher, Legal Management Consulting, based in Miami.

Duff & Phelps advises clients in the areas of valuation, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation. The firm has more than 2,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia (

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