David Riddell was a Partner in the European Restructuring and Special Situations Group at PJT Partners, based in London. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Mr. Riddell worked at Blackstone for seven years, serving as a Senior Managing Director. Mr. Riddell had over 20 years of experience and was involved in a wide range of restructuring assignments. Before joining Blackstone he worked at MKM Longboat Capital Advisors where he was responsible for investments in a number of distressed and special situations. Prior to that, he was a Director in Close Brothers’ European Special Situations Group. Mr. Riddell received a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in 1993 (Scholar in 1991) and qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse in 1996.
David Riddell was an incredible banker, leader and friend. He had strong values and solved problems with an intelligent, calm and humble approach that made him one of the most respected practitioners in our market. His contributions to PJT Partners and the industry overall are enormous.