Joe El Rady

Executive Managing Director

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Joe El Rady is Executive Managing Director and Head of Research at Rosano Partners, where he maintains research coverage of the global and US economies, macroeconomic trends, and all sectors of the real estate market, formulating investment strategies and recommendations that drive firm and client decisions. As a member of the firm’s executive committee, he also devises, plans, and implements firm-wide strategic direction and growth initiatives.

Mr. El Rady began his finance career at Houlihan Lokey, Wall Street’s preeminent financial restructuring firm. During his time as an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey, Mr. El Rady focused on private placements of debt and equity securities in connection with restructuring, refinancing, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital and acquisitions.

After Houlihan Lokey, Mr. El Rady served as Principal with Frontier Group, helping to manage their $1.1billion Asian Private Equity Fund in Hong Kong.

Mr. El Rady is a frequent writer, blogger, lecturer, and speaker on financial and economic issues. He teaches economics and finance at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is working on his first book.

Mr. El Rady spends most of his private time on sports/fitness and also contributes to various causes and charities. He is a former Chief Financial Officer and member of the board of trustees of the Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation.

Mr. El Rady holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School. He wrote an MBA thesis on the development of the California economy. He speaks fluent Arabic, Armenian and Spanish.