A culture of partnership
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
To recruit, develop, retain and engage a diverse, high-performing team.
Our business enables bright, committed people to work in partnership within an environment that allows each person to achieve at a high level. We commit to encouraging and valuing inclusivity because every partner contributes unique perspectives that help us best serve our clients. By fulfilling this pledge, we believe we will exceed the expectations of our employees, clients and shareholders.
"My mission is to ensure we have an environment that allows our employees to bring their whole self to work and only by doing so will we be able to continue delivering exceptional customer service."
Managing Director, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets
"I’m thrilled to be working with people from different backgrounds, experiences and working styles that allows each of us to learn, grow and share different perspectives. Diverse views make for better decisions and drive a high performance culture."
Managing Director, Fixed Income Trading
Employee Resource Networks
To proactively help Piper Sandler unlock the power of multicultural diversity and inclusion by promoting racial and cultural awareness within our firm and our communities.
The Pride Network is dedicated to fostering the inclusion of LGBTQ+ employees and their allies through awareness, education, empowerment, and involvement with the communities in which we live and work.
For current or former members of the Armed Forces, this group serves as an internal resource for transitioning veterans into the corporate workforce.
The Women’s Network is an inclusive, companywide network designed to foster gender equality through networking, career development, philanthropy and informal mentorship.
Young Professionals Network
YPN provides a forum for employees to develop professionally, build lasting connections, foster collaboration across the firm, and enrich the communities in which we live and work.
Recruiting Diverse Talent
Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO)
SEO is a nonprofit organization, with a mission to create a more equitable society by closing the academic and career opportunity gaps for motivated young people of color.
SEO Career is the nation’s premier professional development program, preparing high achieving Black, Latinx, and Native American college students for challenging summer internships that lead to coveted full-time jobs. All of this is done through intensive coaching and training to help students succeed, unrivaled metrics and track record as a pipeline for underrepresented, entry level talent in Corporate America and a nationwide talent pool of talented Black, Latinx, and Native American candidates.
Career Exploration Program (CEP)
CEP is Piper Sandler’s hallmark diversity recruiting program: an annual, two-day informational event held at our headquarters in Minneapolis. The program is a pipeline for our summer internship opportunities across seven nationwide Piper Sandler offices. The CEP application process is open to students from all majors and disciplines and is designed to attract high-achieving, diverse candidates, which includes female, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian, veteran, and LGBTQ students.
Piper Sandler MBA Fellowship Program
This program is a competitive scholarship program to provide outstanding Women, Black, Hispanic/Latino and Native American MBA students with a financial award for exceptional academic achievement and a Summer Associate internship between the first and second year of business school.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council serves as a means for employees to connect with one another to promote a greater awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity across the firm. With the oversight and support from CEO, Chad Abraham, the DEI Council is co-chaired by James Baker, Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets, and Managing Director in Fixed Income Trading, Joanna Brody. The DEI Council works to advance the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission to recruit, develop, include, retain and engage a diverse, high-performing workforce.