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
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 SA 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 BA
Colgate University in New York. He has also undertaken additional graduate
level studies in economics at New York University.