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Brent Cunningham ’01

Chancellor's Global Leadership Council

Brent Cunningham is a managing director and global head of Paper and Packaging Investment Banking at Jefferies, LLC, a global investment banking firm based in New York City. Cunningham has over sixteen years of investment banking experience, focusing on advising clients in the packaging and broader industrial and manufacturing sectors. His expertise is in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate finance activities, working on transactions with public and private companies of various sizes. Before joining Jefferies, Cunningham worked at Sagent Advisors and Bear Stearns & Co. He began his career as an engineer at National Semiconductor Corp. Cunningham holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Rhode Island.