John Geelan

General Counsel and Secretary
Leadership, Executive Management

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 is also president of the Piper Sandler Foundation. He 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 and The Fund for Legal Aid. 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.