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Pardis Nasseri

Founder, Managing Director, and President

The founder of Palm Tree, Pardis Nasseri has nearly two decades of M&A, private equity, investment banking, and financial accounting experience.

Pardis Nasseri founded Palm Tree in 2010 as a consulting and advisory firm with the alacrity, decisiveness, and agility of private equity so that it would better understand and serve its private equity clients.

Throughout his career, Mr. Nasseri has been involved in over $30 billion of successful M&A transactions as both an investor and advisor to some of the most prestigious private equity firms. He began his M&A career by working in the Transaction Services practice of PwC, then as an investment banker with Jeffries. He went on to work as a principal investor at the Los Angeles private equity firm Platinum Equity where he developed his interest in transactions, transitions, and transformations of businesses in special or complex situations.

Since founding Palm Tree, Mr. Nasseri has grown the firm from an independent contractorship to a team of over 40 professionals with multiple service offerings and offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. Palm Tree has been engaged in over 140 transactions worldwide in a dozen industries.

In 2019, Mr. Nasseri was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as being among the most influential private equity investors and advisors—a list of 44 trailblazing professionals who contribute to the local business community’s success.

Mr. Nasseri and his family live in Los Angeles and they actively support a number of local and international charities. Mr. Nasseri studied business economics and philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Senior Leadership

Led by seasoned M&A professionals with experience in private equity investing, investment banking, Big Four accounting, Elite Three consulting, and business operations.

Chris Walling


Chris Felderman

Managing Director and Head of FDD

Mitchel Nakken

Managing Director and Head of Transitions

Stephen E. Rossi

Managing Director and
Head of Capital Markets

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David Wolinsky

Managing Director

Tom Hill

Senior Vice President

Rouzheen Myrick

Senior Vice President

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Vincent Nguyen

Senior Vice President

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Derek Alderton

Board Member

Careers with Palm Tree

We have select positions available at all levels of our organization. Contact us for a confidential discussion about joining a firm that L.A. Business Journal named among L.A.'s most influential M&A advisors.

Exposure to projects and opportunities to work closely with clients offers Palm Tree employees lateral and progressive advancement inside the firm.

We currently have positions available within the organization for employees of top accounting and consulting firms and for recent graduates.

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