John Nelligan is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Waterfall’s private equity investment team. Mr. Nelligan was formerly the co-founder and Managing Director of Milestone Advisors. Mr. Nelligan became a Managing Director 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. Nelligan was a Senior Vice President in the financial services group at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Company (“FBR”).
Prior to FBR, Mr. Nelligan was an Associate of Hovde Financial, a financial services M&A boutique and hedge fund manager.
Mr. Nelligan received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont with a concentration in finance.