Our firm was founded to bring together over 75 years of banking, institutional asset management, private equity, and business ownership experience of its founding managing partners, combined with institutional-grade research and analyses capabilities, and a unique entrepreneurial, independent, and boutique vision.


Number of Transactions

$4.2 Billion

Volume of Transactions


Professionals across 11 time zones



Independent partnership-owned firm that has achieved a high level of financial sophistication.

Founded to leverage years of banking,  institutional asset management, private equity experience.

Enabled to understand what it takes to build and grow business interests over time. experience.

Understanding what it takes to manage risks, grow wealth, and protect the financial legacy.

Acting only in the best interests of clients, serving as proud stewards of their strategic vision.

Armen A. Grigorian

Founding Managing Partner

Since 1994, Armen has had the privilege of working with clients as they transformed from business owners to business families and to business dynasties, along the way helping them evaluate and execute strategies and numerous key events such as selling or buying businesses, recapitalization, and business, and estate transitions.

Establishing a valued relationship with clients is essential for Armen. He believes that quality advice requires an in-depth understanding of client priorities and strategy, combined with absolute discretion and access to institutional-class resources.

Started his career at RBC Centura Bank in 1993 as a commercial banker. In 1994, founded his firm to serve as a U.S. middle-market private equity, private debt, and property investment correspondent for European-based family offices and Nomura, Deutsche Bank, Daiwa. After a rapid business growth, in 1998 made his firm part of Lehman Brothers, continuing to lead it, now as part of a $300 billion global investment bank. In 2002, separated the business unit from Lehman Brothers, continuing to grow it as an independent firm. 

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Curtis E. Hollowell

Founding Managing Partner

Curtis provides thoughtful advice and valuable resources to meet the demanding needs of today’s small to medium-sized businesses. Curtis is currently Redmount’s practice group leader for corporate retirement plans and also serves as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer.

Curtis enjoys finding creative solutions to the complex issues corporate plan sponsors face in today’s rapidly evolving environment.

Curtis is actively involved in the Juvenile Diabetes Association and is currently the Vice President of Special Kids Interested Parents, a local charity serving the needs of children with autism and learning disabilities.

Started his career in 2004 with US Bank, offering bank customers access to investment and capital markets. In 2008, started his pension and retirement plan investment advisory business on the platform of Principal Financial Group and grew it into a leading Southern California regional player. In 2015, merged the business to co-found Redmount Capital Partners.

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A. Paul Valencia

Founding Managing Partner

Paul has worked with founders and shareholders of family-owned businesses for over 25 years, both as an independent consultant and investment banker. 

With an exceptional knowledge of corporate finance and business management, Paul has been engaged in providing clients with M&A consulting services (buy-side & sell-side representation), private equity funding, growth and working capital, sales management, debt Reduction, staff Reduction, business restructure services and creating exit strategies for the principals. 

Paul has been engaged by business owners to “Move the needle” when a business is experiencing sluggish or declining revenues. Targeting-negotiating-acquiring smaller competitors in order to increase revenues and capabilities. Paul takes great pride in having established long-standing relationships with clients and industry professionals that span decades. Assisting clients over the years in building their businesses have developed great friendships and great trust. Having this trust has allowed clients to ask for advice regarding the family business and its future. Early in Paul’s business career, he founded and managed three manufacturing businesses in Southern California. Paul was recruited by a local investment banking firm in 1996. He eventually created his own business management consulting practice. 

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