Mr. Perison is a co-founder of Armory and is the Chief Executive Officer of Armory Securities, LLC, the middle market investment banking and restructuring advisory division of Armory, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Dallas and Chicago. Since 2008, the Armory team has been involved in over $20 billion of financial transactions involving 80 diverse engagements. The Armory team has been recognized by its peers and lauded by winning both the M&A Advisor Award and Turnaround Award in prior years and was a recent recipient of the financing of the year in the $100 million to $1 billion category. The Armory team has been engaged not only by a diverse array of companies and debtors, but also by some of the nation’s largest financial institutions, banks and commercial lenders.
While the Armory team has broad industry coverage, one of the industries in which Mr. Perison is most active is gaming and leisure, where he has been involved in fourteen restructurings and has been recognized as an expert. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Perison served as the Head of Oppenheimer’s Restructuring Group and Head of Gaming Investment Banking. Prior to joining Oppenheimer in 2008, Mr. Perison was a Managing Director for Fortress Investment Group. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Perison was Co-Head of Investment Banking for Libra Securities, LLC, an investment bank specializing in gaming and special situations / investment banking from 2001 to 2005 and a Managing Director for U.S. Bancorp Libra from 1997 to 2001, the former leveraged finance and high-yield division of U.S. Bancorp.
Mr. Perison served as a corporate and restructuring lawyer for seven years with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Perison has a J.D. cum laude from U.C. Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. in Economics magna cum laude from the University of California, Irvine.
Mr. Perison is also an advisor to Armory Group, LLC, which manages several middle-marked credit opportunity funds. Mr. Perison is a member of the State Bar of California and holds several FINRA Licenses, including the Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 27 and 63.
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