Bryan A. Staff
Mr. Staff is a Partner at PKS, where he runs the firm’s Institutional Relationship Management and Business Development efforts. Mr. Staff joined PKS in February 2006 from Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., in New York City, where he was a senior associate in the firm’s Leveraged Finance Group, specializing in advising companies on financings related to leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, opportunistic refinancings, public equity and hybrid security offerings, as well as M&A advisory assignments. Mr. Staff’s financial sponsor clients while at Bear Stearns included The Blackstone Group, MacAndrews and Forbes, Kelso & Co., Leonard Green & Partners, Wellspring Capital Management, Trimaran Capital Partners and Bear Stearns Merchant Banking. Prior to Bear Stearns, Mr. Staff worked in the investment banking group at Josephthal & Co. Inc., advising companies in the technology, media, and telecom sector. Mr. Staff began his career in the commercial banking group at Brown Brothers Harriman. In his tenure on Wall Street, Mr. Staff has advised clients on over $5 billion of equity and debt financings, and financial advisory assignments. Mr. Staff holds an MBA from The Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University.