Craig Tessimond

Managing Director
703.714.1779

Mr. Tessimond is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey's Financial Institutions Group, focusing on coverage of the insurance industry. He has over 16 years of experience providing corporate finance advisory services to the insurance industry and has completed many billions of dollars’ worth of M&A and capital-raising transactions during his career. Mr. Tessimond has a wealth of experience in both life and property casualty insurance, as well as specific expertise in the insurance services sector. He is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Tessimond was an Executive Director in the investment banking department of Nomura Securities in New York. At Nomura, he was responsible for coverage of large capitalization life and property casualty insurers based in North America, as well as coverage of Japanese, Asian, and European insurers and their North American operations.

Prior to Nomura, Mr. Tessimond was in the financial services corporate finance department of Deloitte & Touche and began his career in investment banking at Philo Smith & Co., an insurance-focused boutique investment bank. 

Mr. Tessimond holds a B.S. from Babson College, where he graduated magna cum laude.

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