Bray Ridenour serves as Chief Operating Officer of Stout’s Investment Banking group, responsible for developing and executing growth strategy, supporting M&A efforts, driving operational efficiencies, managing risk, leading infrastructure buildouts, and managing stakeholder interests.

Prior to joining Stout, Bray worked in investment banking and capital markets for more than 20 years. Much of this experience was in New York at Credit Suisse, Barclay’s Capital, Guggenheim Partners, and most recently Wells Fargo Securities, where he held the role of Chief Operating Officer, covering the investment banking technology, media, and telecom group and building a middle-market investment banking group in Charlotte, NC.