EDUCATION:M.B.A., Investment Management
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
B.S., Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Johns Hopkins University
“[Neil] is caring, responsible, detailed and attentive. He approaches challenging situations with a calm and capable demeanor and instills confidence in those around him.”
NEIL is a managing director at SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, the first person of color to be promoted to this position in the firm. He works with investment banking clients on a wide range of special-situations transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, and private placements of both senior and subordinated debt and equity. His responsibilities include buyer and investor relationship management, strategic advisory, and overall management of the deal process. Prior to joining SSG, he advised the U.S. Treasury on its investment in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) as a research analyst at Piedmont Investment Advisors. He also worked as a consulting actuary in the group benefits and health care practice at Watson Wyatt Worldwide.
Neil is a CFA charterholder and holds a Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV). He is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), for which he serves as president of its Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter for 2021. One of his primary goals as president has been to help develop the Chapter’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. He received The M&A Advisor’s 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Award in 2017 and was included in the prestigious 2018 Top 50 Americas Rising Dealmaker list by the Global M&A Network.
Neil leads the recruiting efforts for the firm’s associates, analysts and interns and spends considerable time mentoring junior staff, who view him as a sounding board and trusted resource for their own professional development. He volunteers his time by serving on the board of directors as treasurer of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project and he also volunteered with Compass, a nonprofit organization that provides pro bono consulting services to other nonprofit organizations.