Jess Ravich

Group Managing Director
Head of Alternative Products


Jess Ravich serves as Group Managing Director and Head of Alternative Products at TCW. Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Ravich was a Managing Director and Head of the Capital Markets Group at Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, he founded Libra Securities LLC, an investment banking firm serving the middle market, where he served as CEO for 18 years and was also co-founder and a member of the investment committee of Caltius Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based mezzanine and private equity fund manager with over $1 billion in capital under management. Mr. Ravich also brings a wealth of experience from Jefferies & Company and Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he was an executive vice president of the fixed income department and a senior vice president, respectively. He is the chairman of the board of directors for The Cherokee Group, Inc. and ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc., and serves on the board of directors of Spectrum Group. Mr. Ravich is a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, and Harvard Law School, magna cum laude.