Gene Weil is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Waterfall’s private equity investment team. Mr. Weil was formerly the co-founder and CEO of Milestone Advisors. Mr. Weil became Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group following Houlihan Lokey’s acquisition of Milestone Advisors in December 2012.
Prior to forming Milestone Merchant Partners and Milestone Advisors, Mr. Weil was a Managing Director at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Company (“FBR”), where Mr. Weil had primary responsibility for building and supervising the group’s M&A and e-Finance investment banking practices.
Prior to FBR, Mr. Weil was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hovde Financial, a financial services M&A boutique and hedge fund manager. Mr. Weil began his career as a corporate attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.
He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Juris Doctor from the Washington University School of Law.