Analyst Information


Christopher Donat, CFA

Managing Director

Christopher Donat, CFA

Christopher Donat is a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Sandler. Previously, he was a managing director in the research department of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. He joined the firm in August 2005 from Jefferies & Co., where he was an associate analyst focused on trading companies, thrifts and mortgage companies. Prior to joining Jefferies, Donat worked on the proprietary trading desk of Robertson Stephens. Donat holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College, and a master’s degree in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Universe Coverage:
Financial Services:   Consumer Finance, Financial Technology
AXPAmerican Express Company
BRBroadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
ENVEnvestnet, Inc.
GSKYGreenSky, Inc.
MAMastercard Incorporated
PYPLPayPal Holdings, Inc.
SEICSEI Investments Company
SQSquare, Inc.
SSNCSS&C Technologies Holdings
VVisa Inc.