Mr. Koecher is a Managing Director and
Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Transaction Advisory Services
practice. He has over 25 years of transaction advisory experience working with
financial clients and corporate management teams in the energy, industrials,
consumer, media, technology, and food sectors. He is based in the firm’s Dallas
Koecher has provided buyside and sellside accounting, financial and tax
diligence, integration, divestiture, and restructuring services to leading
financial and corporate clients. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, he had a 15-year tenure as a
Partner at KPMG, where he led the early transition to industries-based
transaction advisory and held a number of other senior roles at that firm,
including National Service Leader for Transaction Services, Global Co-Leader for
Accounting & Advisory Services, U.S. Restructuring Leader, and U.S. Sector
Leader for Energy, Transactions, and Restructuring.
to KPMG, Mr. Koecher also held various consulting and audit roles at
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen & Co. Most recently, he served
as a partner with Highlander Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, where
he supported middle-market leverage buyouts in the manufacturing, chemicals,
consumer products, and food sectors.
Koecher is a continuing guest lecturer at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and has presented as a
speaker and panelist at conferences and universities around the country. He has
also contributed various editorials, research, and bylined articles to a range
of financial and business publications.
Koecher currently serves on the governing Board of the Parish Episcopal School
Endowment Fund. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Parish
Episcopal School, and on the Board of Directors for Versatex Building Products, LLC. In
addition, he previously worked as Treasurer serving on the local operating
board of the St. Jude Golf Classic, Dallas Chapter.
Koecher holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from
Texas A&M University, where he graduated cum
a Master of Management from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at
Northwestern University, where he graduated with honors. He is a Certified