Jeff Gelles has been a senior leveraged finance and financial restructuring professional for 25 years. Jeff was a Managing Director, Head of CME Leveraged Finance, and Head of the U.S. Restructuring Group at RBC Capital Markets from 2009 through 2016. As such, he maintained a dual focus on raising capital for communication, media, and entertainment (CME) companies as well as advising companies facing capital structure difficulties.
Prior to RBC Capital Markets, Jeff was a Managing Director in UBS’ Leveraged Finance and Restructuring Groups. At UBS, Jeff was Head of Leveraged Finance and Restructuring for Technology, Media, and Telecommunication (TMT), and he was Head of the San Francisco office for his group. Prior to UBS, Jeff worked in Leveraged Finance at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers. During this period, he led senior loan, high yield, and mezzanine financing transactions for emerging companies, primarily in the TMT sectors. Before Salomon Brothers, Jeff worked with Deloitte & Touche as a Manager in their Restructuring Group. At Deloitte, he provided financial and operational restructuring advisory services to troubled middle-market companies, and his transaction experience included both out-of-court and in-court reorganizations.
Over the span of his career, Jeff has completed over 225 transactions raising more than $175 billion in capital and restructuring more than $50 billion in securities. Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. degree from Stanford University.
He and his wife, Beth, have been married for 20 years and have three children.