LOS ANGELES & HOUSTON (July 8, 2024) — B. Riley Financial Inc. has acquired the assets of Interface Consulting International Inc., an engineering and construction consulting and expert services firm.

Interface Consulting specializes in troubled projects, from providing in-depth analysis and expert testimony in litigation, arbitration, mediation and disputes, to project planning guidance and execution. The firm serves a variety of clients involved in the engineering and construction process including owners, contractors, attorneys, engineers, insurers and suppliers. This team of highly qualified consultants has experience assisting in large, complex domestic and international capital projects and has supported client matters in over 60 countries on nearly every continent including Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Through the acquisition, Interface Consulting joins B. Riley Advisory Services, adding another practice to the firm’s continuum of professional services. Interface Consulting’s team of professionals, led by Chris Sullivan, president, and Lisa Sumner Heard, executive vice president, brings decades of experience advising clients on complex construction and engineering projects.

Ian Ratner, co-CEO of B. Riley Advisory Services, commented: “Interface Consulting is a highly regarded expert services and dispute resolution firm with a decades-long track record of delivering exceptional service to its clients across the construction and engineering space. We are thrilled to welcome our newest colleagues to B. Riley. This team is an exciting addition with which to further enhance our Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support practice as we expand our professional services platform to address our clients’ most critical objectives.”

Sullivan has over 35 years of experience in engineering and project management in the U.S. and abroad. As a specialist in the commercial and technical aspects of project management, throughout his career, he has been engaged on several high-profile engineering and construction projects involving refineries, chemical plants, petrochemical and industrial facilities, oil and gas facilities, power plants, pipelines, and commercial buildings. His expertise in contract execution includes project development, engineering, procurement, construction and project controls.

Heard has over 35 years of experience in the marketing, management, and operations of a professional services and expert advisory firm. Her work has included providing quality service in managing client engagements, building relationships within the construction and legal industries, and providing strategic insight on the issues affecting contractors, owners and attorneys.

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