Principal, Head of Capital Markets
Prior to joining Pensam Capital Ray Cleeman had a 20 year career involved in both investment and merchant banking. Ray’s experience centered on raising capital for companies ranging from early stage startups to multi-billion dollar businesses. Ray has lead numerous transactions and actively represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries. He has been involved in: the issuance of over $6 billion of high yield securities, the issuance of over $3 billion of private equity and debt capital, arranged bridge commitments and senior loan facilities, advised on over $7 billion of global M&A transactions and advised on several merchant banking transactions.
Prior to Pensam, Ray was an investment banker in the corporate finance group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette which was acquired by Credit Suisse and a Managing Director at Raymond James. He was also a founding member of a publicly traded software company called OmniSky. Prior to that he was a principal at a private equity real estate fund and an associate at Shearman & Sterling.
Ray attended NYU Stern Graduate School of Business and Brooklyn Law School.