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Stephen Winningham

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Stephen Winningham is an international banker who has built and led growing, profitable Corporate Finance and M&A businesses across Europe, the US and Asia. He’s a highly productive Trusted Advisor to CEOs and Boards of Directors. As a respected leader, Stephen focuses on senior client engagement, revenue generation, business disciplines, collaboration, accountability, brand enhancement and culture. He’s been deeply involved in corporate strategic acquisitions and complex integration, hiring, mentoring and, as necessary, managing decisive downsizings in fluctuating markets.

As a senior executive in Corporate Finance Europe for Houlihan Lokey, Stephen was instrumental in building it from a modest practice of 17 M&A and Capital Markets bankers in London to 140 bankers in 5 countries. He has served on Houlihan Lokey’s Global Management Committee and is Chairman or Board member of its European subsidiaries.

At Lloyds Banking Group, Stephen led both the Financial Institutions and FTSE 350 Groups, managing 200 people and over £37billion of credit risk. During the Financial Crisis his Group’s Revenues grew by 75% and PBT by 83%. He served on the Corporate Bank’s Executive, Risk and Credit Committees.

At Citigroup, Stephen was the among the highest Revenue-producing Investment Bankers worldwide, and was co-Head of the Telecoms Group in North America. In Asia, he ran M&A and several Sector Groups for 15 countries across Asia. His team built Revenues, Backlog and Fees 18% pa despite flat markets, and elevated Citigroup’s M&A market position to #2 in Asia, up from #4.

Stephen is a Director (and member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee) of Teleperformance SE, a €15 billion+ market cap multinational company. In the UK, Stephen is co-Founder and Chairman of City Harvest London, and a Trustee of Paddington Development Trust. Steve is a director and member of the audit committee of US Based Cascadia Capital, an expanding independent investment bank serving middle-market companies.

Stephen earned an MBA from Columbia University (Finance and Marketing), a BA from Colgate University and undertook additional graduate studies in Economics at New York University.