Al De Bellas has over four decades of experience in all phases of investment banking, with an established expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuations, financial advisory services, public securities offerings and private financing transactions. Prior to founding De Bellas & Co. in 1983, he managed the Corporate Finance Department of Underwood Neuhaus & Co., Inc. for nine years. Al began his investment banking career in 1966 at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked until 1972. He has taught investment banking at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University and has served on the American Stock Exchange Member Firm Advisory Committee and as an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange. Al received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Brooklyn College of the City University in New York, and he earned a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania.