Matt DiFrisco

Managing Director, Consumer & Restaurant Investment Banking

Matt DiFrisco is a Managing Director at Wedbush Securities specializing in providing investment banking and M&A advisory services to restaurants, retailers, and established consumer companies. Mr. DiFrisco has over 25 years of investment experience, primarily as a senior research analyst covering restaurants and consumer companies.

Mr. DiFrisco has been ranked in the top 5% among over 7,000 Wall Street analysts for accuracy in stock rating performance1 in addition to being recognized by StarMine in prior years for earnings accuracy. He has hosted numerous consumer conferences and C-level investor summits featuring emerging growth brands for the largest institutional investment funds, portfolio managers, and analysts. Business media and trade organizations have frequently featured him as a guest industry expert; including The New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, and Franchise Times.

Prior to Wedbush, Mr. DiFrisco was Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities covering Restaurants & Online Foodservice. He began his senior coverage of restaurants and food companies at SunTrust and held senior positions at Thomas Weisel Partners, Oppenheimer, and Lazard.

Mr. DiFrisco’s investment banking training began at Lehman Brothers and DLJ. He holds a BA in both Economics and Finance from the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Mr. DiFrisco is located in our New York office.


  1. TipRanks, “Matthew Difrisco’s Stock Coverage,” accessed October 21, 2020,