Mr. Winningham is a Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance, Europe. He is responsible for the development of the firm’s local and cross-border M&A and financing businesses in the region. He has three decades of global experience in corporate and investment banking, leading businesses in Europe, Asia, and the US. Mr. Winningham is based in the firm’s London office.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Winningham worked at Lloyds Banking Group, where he was Managing Director and Group Head, Major Corporates, overseeing the group’s transactions with UK and US Investment Grade corporate clients. Prior to this, he was MD, Global Head of Lloyds Banking Group’s Financial Institutions business. He also served on Lloyds’ Corporate Bank Executive, Risk and Credit Committees. Mr. Winningham spent 11 years at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup, where he was Group Head of its Asia M&A, Industrials and Telecom/Media Groups in Hong Kong. He has held leadership roles at Paine Webber Inc. and Kidder Peabody & Co. in New York (both now part of the UBS Group) and at Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Mr. Winningham serves on the Board of Directors of Teleperformance S.A. in Paris, and is Treasurer and a member of the Supervisory Board of The Paddington Development Trust in London. Previously, he served on the Boards of The National Academy Museum and School and City Harvest, both in New York. Mr. Winningham holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. from Colgate University in New York. He has also undertaken additional graduate level studies in economics at New York University.