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Ciara Burnham

President & CEO

Ms. Burnham is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Evercore Trust and has more than twenty years of experience in financial transaction advisory services and investment management. She led Evercore's acquisition of the Special Fiduciary Services business in 2009 and has worked closely with Evercore Trust since that time. Previously, Ms. Burnham worked broadly across Evercore's investment management and advisory businesses, having joined the firm shortly after its inception. She has served in a director-level capacity for several of the firm's investment management businesses and on the Boards of Directors of a number of private equity portfolio companies.

Ms. Burnham received an A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University and an M.B.A., with honors, from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where she was a Samuel Bronfman Fellow.

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Recent Transactions

  • October 2014

    Occidental Petroleum Corporation

    Advising Occidental Petroleum Corporation on the spin-off of its California oil and gas business, California Resources Corporation
  • September 2014

    Athlon Energy

    Advising Athlon Energy on its $7.1 billion sale to Encana Corporation
  • August 2014

    Tribune Media Company

    Advised Tribune Media Company on the $545 million spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company