SVP, Deal Finance in Distribution Business Development Viacom
Richelle Clements is Senior Vice President of Deal Finance in Distribution Business Development (DBD) at Viacom. Richelle provides financial leadership and analytical rigor to DBD and is a key player in transactions for the $4 billion annual media distribution business. Her critical analysis and insights support various renewal and new business efforts. She works closely with all deal team members in the evaluation of proposals and in the analysis of deal economics, most recently as part of the AT&T and Charter renewals. In addition to her daily DBD responsibilities, Richelle is a mentor and devotes her time to several diversity groups and initiatives. Richelle joined Viacom in 2017.
Prior to joining Viacom, Richelle spent 10 years at Credit Suisse in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group within the Investment Banking division. As a Director, her client base included media companies in the film exhibition, cable, outdoor advertising, broadcasting, and diversified media segments. She has extensive experience in capital raising, where she has assisted clients in raising over $13 billion in debt and equity financings, as well as advisory assignments totaling over $6 billion.
Richelle earned an MBA from NYU Stern and a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania where she was captain of the Women’s Track & Field team, and specialized in the 100 and 200 meter dash. Richelle resides in New York City where she continues to enjoy fitness, travel, and live music.