Shiva Kumar

Managing Director
Technology Investment Banking
San Francisco, CA

Email  |  Tel: +1 415 616-1623

Shiva Kumar is a managing director and head of mobility technology at Piper Sandler, based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Kumar has over 20 years of operating, investment banking, finance, and corporate development & strategy experience across the mobility and technology space. Before joining Piper Sandler, he was the CFO at Ridecell, where he led the company’s finance, corporate & business development, operational strategy and investor relations functions. He started his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch in the New York office, and more recently worked at Jefferies, LLC, where he co-led the mobility technology investment banking practice. Kumar has U.S. and international transaction experience spanning sell-side advisory, buy-side advisory, fairness opinions, and public and private market financings. He has extensive experience advising companies within the marketplace, software, services and hardware industries. In aggregate, he has executed over $30 billion in M&A, equity and debt transactions.

Kumar earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Kumar has authored several conference papers and holds seven U.S. patents.