Richard F. NeJame

Managing Director



New York, NY


  • B.S.E., Duke University
  • MBA, Wharton School, Univ. of PA


  • Association for Corporate Growth, NY
  • Orion International Advisors
  • Turnaround Management Association, NYC
"Any analysis of capital structure should recognize that most balance sheets are dramatically inaccurate because they fail to include the value of human capital." - Michael Milken

Richard NeJame is a senior investment banking executive, with over two decades of experience, having advised leveraged and distressed corporate clients, as well as institutional and other investing clients in a broad range of transactions, including capital raising, M&A, exchange offers, and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Prior to joining FocalPoint New York, Mr. NeJame held senior positions at a number of firms, including Lazard, Gleacher, and Oppenheimer. 

Previously, Mr. NeJame was the Group Head for Restructuring & Special Situations Advisory at Oppenheimer & Co. He worked at Alex. Brown & Sons and was a founding member of the team which established the Restructuring Advisory Group at Lazard Frères & Co. After almost a decade at Lazard, Mr. NeJame helped found the New York office of Imperial Capital as a Managing Director and member of their Restructuring & Leveraged Finance Groups. He later became the co-head of the Restructuring & Recapitalization Advisory Group at Gleacher & Company before joining Oppenheimer. During his career, he has executed more than $100 billion in aggregated transaction value involving approximately 75 deals.

Mr. NeJame received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and economics from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration in accounting and finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.