John Beckelman is a managing director and the head of fixed income, as well as a member of the leadership team of Piper Sandler.
Previously, he was a principal of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. where he worked with senior management teams of middle-market commercial banks and thrifts to develop detailed strategic programs, including balance sheet restructuring, capital raising and mergers and acquisitions, tailored to institutions’ financial and corporate planning goals. In addition to his work with clients, Beckelman had responsibility for direct oversight of Sandler O’Neill’s fixed income sales and trading department.
Before joining Sandler O’Neill, Beckelman was a vice president in the financial services group of Tucker Anthony. Before this, he was affiliated with the bank service division of L.F. Rothschild & Co., and received his initial training at Salomon Brothers.
Beckelman holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and a Master of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance from Fordham University. He is active with numerous charitable organizations. Beckelman serves on the board of directors of Miami International Holdings, the holding company of the MIAX Options Exchange and MIAX Pearl, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida.