Ryan Deegan

Managing Director
Debt Capital Markets, Cowen
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Operative Experience

Ryan Deegan is a Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets at Cowen. Previously he was Partner and head of Quarton International’s North American Debt Advisory Group. He has developed his debt capital markets expertise over a career that has spanned the investment grade, institutional, middle and lower middle market segments. His background is comprised of experience in investment banking, leveraged finance and commercial banking during which he has originated, advised upon and executed over $24.5 billion of debt and equity transactions for his clients. Prior to joining Quarton, Mr. Deegan led the private equity focused debt advisory practice for a specialized investment banking affiliate of middle market lender Monroe Capital. Prior to his time with Monroe, Mr. Deegan led the Midwest business development function for RBS Citizens Business Capital originating and structuring senior debt investments supporting private equity and corporate clients. He also possesses significant advisory execution and underwriting experience from previous roles with Lincoln International’s debt advisory vertical and GE Capital’s legacy leveraged finance platform.


Mr. Deegan holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, a Bachelor of Administration degree in finance from Michigan State University and FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities registrations.


Mr. Deegan is married.