Berenson is a merchant bank founded in 1990 with two principal lines of business: investment banking and private equity investing.

Our ethics, devotion to client service and steadfast partnership underpin the Firm’s operating philosophy.

For over three decades, Berenson has delivered exceptional results for clients and partners by remaining dedicated to our core principles including the recruitment, training and retention of top junior talent. We believe that our team is our greatest asset and invest heavily in their professional development through on-the-job training, mentoring and formal education programs. This commitment has resulted in a highly experienced and cohesive group of partners which average over 20 years at the firm including our President, Mohammed Ansari, who began his career as an analyst and celebrated his 25th anniversary at the firm in 2022.


Our Standards

Berenson’s Values

Ethics, The Cornerstone of Our Business

We apply our core values across all of our operations and businesses.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We strive to create fair and merit-based opportunities for our employees.

Environmental and Social Awareness

The Firm pays close attention to environmental and social issues in both its agency and principal practices.


Committed to Excellence

Meet the team
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Jeffrey L. Berenson

Chief Executive Officer
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Mohammed Ansari

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Islam Zughayer

Senior Managing Partner
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Michael Lewis

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer
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Amir Hegazy

Managing Director
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Josh Woodbridge

Managing Director
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Justina Ambroz

Vice President, Operations
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Caitlin Canderan

Vice President, Marketing