Ralph M. Della Ratta, Jr.

Managing Director


Ralph Della Ratta

Firm: Western Reserve Partners LLC
Address:200 Public Square
Suite 3750
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
United States of America
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Thu. 18:59
Web site: Direct Page


- McDonald Investments Inc. / KeyBank Capital Markets
Senior Managing Director, General Manager of the Investment Banking Group and Member of the Executive, Equity Underwriting, Debt Underwriting and M&A Commitment Committees
- American Fletcher Corporation / Bank One (now JPMorgan Chase)
Division Manager, Corporate Group; Manager, International Banking Division; General Manager of the European Branch; Area Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Board Member; Executive Director

- Olympic Steel Inc.
- MAI Wealth Advisors LLC
- NDI Medical
- McDonald and Company Securities, Inc. (previous)
- Hyland Software (previous)

- Kent State University
Member of the Board of Trustees (appointed by Governor John Kasich)
- University Hospitals Health System
Board Member, Investment Committee Chair and Strategic Committee Member
- University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Board Member
- Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital National Leadership Council
Board Member (previous Chairman)
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Board Member
- 50 Club of Cleveland
- Ohio Venture Capital Authority
Chairman (appointed by Governor Ted Strickland) (previous)
- Business Volunteers Unlimited
Board Member, Executive Committee Member and Chair of the Capital Campaign (previous)
- City Club of Cleveland
President and Chair of its Campaign for a New Century (previous)
- Annual Fund of Duke University
Board Member and Executive Committee Member (previous)
- Duke Alumni Association
Board Member and Executive Committee Member (previous)
- Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
Board Member (previous)
- United Cerebral Palsy Telethon
Chair (previous)
- INROADS of Northeast Ohio
Chair (previous)
- Achievement Centers for Children
President (previous)
- City of Indianapolis, Capital Improvements Board
Board Member and Treasurer (previous)

- Duke University, B.A. (dean’s list)
- American Graduate School of International Management, M.B.A. (with honors)
- Stonier Graduate School at Rutgers University, Graduate Degree in Banking


Areas of Expertise


Main Focus: Investment Banking

  • Advisory Services in Chapter 11 Cases
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Building Products
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Business Services
  • Capital Goods
  • Capital Raising
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Distressed Real Estate Assets
  • Divestitures
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Energy Services
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure
  • International Transactions
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships
  • Leveraged Recapitalizations
  • Marketing Services
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Metals, Mining & Minerals
  • Out-of-Court and Section 363 Sales
  • Packaging, Plastics & Rubber
  • Private Equity and Joint Ventures
  • Private Placements of Equity
  • Private Placements of Senior and Subordinated Debt
  • Refinancing or Replacement of Existing Secured Indebtedness
  • Restaurants
  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • Restructuring of Unsecured Debt and Raising of Equity Capital
  • Sell-Side and Buy-Side Advisory
  • Specialty Retail
  • Staffing Services
  • Technology
  • Valuations, Fairness Opinions and Solvency Opinions