NeJame will work out of the firm's global headquarters at 85 Broad Street in New York Cityand report to Marshall Heinberg, who heads Oppenheimer's Investment and Corporate Banking operations.
'I am very pleased that Rich has come on board to help expand our investment bank's capabilities', said Heinberg.
NeJame joins Oppenheimer from Gleacher & Company where he was a Managing Director, Co-Head of Restructuring & Recapitalization Group from 2008 – 2011 and was responsible for new business origination of restructuring and leveraged finance transactions.
NeJame was a founding member of the Restructuring Group at Lazard Freres & Co. for nearly a decade where he was a senior investment banker responsible for new business origination, financial advisory and negotiations in restructurings, M&A, leveraged finance and other strategic transactions. Prior to working at Gleacher, NeJame was also a Managing Director at Imperial Capital LLC. At Oppenheimer, Rich will continue his focus on Restructuring.
NeJame earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University, graduating cum laude.
'Richard's impressive track record in new business origination, restructuring and reorganization, plus his strong technical background, make him a valuable member of our investment banking team', said Heinberg.
'Oppenheimer represents a unique, independent platform for advising both issuers and institutions in leveraged and distressed situations. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in banking and capital markets in bringing strategic advice and creative solutions to our clients', said NeJame.