Mr. Niemann is a Managing Director and
senior member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group. He is based in
the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Mr. Niemann is a member of the Board
of Directors of William Lyon Homes (NYSE: WLH), one of the largest homebuilders
in the Western United States, where he sits on the Compensation (Chair),
Governance, and Audit Committees and chaired the Pricing Committee for WLH’s
IPO in May 2013.
Over his 26-year career, Mr. Niemann
has served as a principal or advisor in a wide range of M&A, restructuring,
and financing transactions for Fortune 500 and middle-market companies. He also
regularly testifies as an expert in federal court on valuation, capital market,
fiduciary duty, and transaction process issues. Prior to joining Houlihan
Lokey, Mr. Niemann ran PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Advisory Services
Group and practiced law in Bryan Cave’s Corporate, Banking & Real Estate
practice in St. Louis. He also spent three years with Cerberus Capital,
initially establishing its Chicago office and later serving as Senior Managing
Director and Chief Strategic Officer of GMAC ResCap (a Cerberus portfolio
company) in charge of strategy for its $5 billion portfolio of builder and
developer real estate investments.
Mr. Niemann holds Finance and Law
degrees from St. Louis University, where he served on the Law Review. He was a guest lecturer for five years at the Kellogg
Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, was a member
of the Ph.D. Dissertation Committee at Webster University in St. Louis, and has
been recognized by the K&A Registry as one of the leading restructuring
investment bankers in the United States. Mr. Niemann has served on the Board of
Directors and Executive Committee as Treasurer of the St. Louis Oncology
Centers (dba Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater St. Louis) and Our Holy
Redeemer Catholic Parish Council and School Board, serving as Treasurer.