Chris Pedone


Mr. Pedone is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group (FIG). He is based in the firm's New York office.

Previously, Mr. Pedone was a Director at Freeman & Co., an independent advisory firm focused on providing M&A advisory, capital raising, and other investment banking advisory services to financial institutions clients, prior to its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey in 2019.

While at Freeman & Co., Mr. Pedone completed transactions in a wide range of financial sectors. As a member of the M&A and Advisory Services practice, he focused his efforts on the firm’s broker-dealer and financial technology coverage as well as maintaining the firm’s private equity coverage. He joined Freeman & Co. in 2004 as a member of the Freeman Consulting Services group.

Prior to joining Freeman & Co., Mr. Pedone was a Financial Analyst and an Associate Underwriter at CIGNA Corp.

Mr. Pedone received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Villanova University. He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute.

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