Herald Ritch


Based in New York, Hal is DC Advisory US’s Founder. Prior to DCS Advisory, Hal was Founder and Executive Chairman at Sagent Advisors. Previously, he served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the firm.  Hal has advised on over 600 completed M&A assignments during his career.

Prior to launching Sagent, Hal was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, Hal was a longtime Co-Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he played a pivotal role in building the group into an M&A leader.

Hal has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.