John Geelan is general counsel and secretary of Piper Sandler Companies, a position he has held since 2012. He serves on the firm’s executive leadership team, and is general counsel and secretary of Piper Sandler & Co., the firm’s primary broker-dealer subsidiary. Geelan joined Piper Sandler in 2005 as assistant general counsel, responsible for managing the corporate secretary function and working with the board of directors and senior management across a number of areas, including governance, public company reporting, corporate development and treasury.
Prior to joining Piper Sandler, Geelan was in private practice at Faegre & Benson LLP, where he worked in the corporate finance group for four years.
Geelan serves on the board of directors for the Children's Theater Company, The Fund for Legal Aid and is a member of the board of governors of the University of St. Thomas Law School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and music from the University of St. Thomas and a Juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School.