Piper Sandler Expands Technology Investment Banking with the Hiring of Chris O’Brien

05/12/2021 | 07:00:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2021-- Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE: PIPR), a leading investment bank, is pleased to announce the addition of Chris O’Brien as a managing director within the firm’s technology investment banking group. He will be focused on industrial software and technology and will be based in the firm’s Boston office.

O’Brien brings 16 years of investment banking experience within the technology sector. Prior to joining Piper Sandler, O’Brien was the head of industrial software within the technology investment banking group at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Prior to that, he worked at Revolution Partners, LLC, which was acquired by Morgan Keegan and subsequently Raymond James. O’Brien earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

“We are excited about the continued expansion of our technology investment banking platform and look forward to welcoming Chris to the team,” said Steven Schmidt, head of technology investment banking at Piper Sandler. “Chris’ wealth of experience in the industrial software and technology market makes him the ideal professional to lead this important effort for us. I am looking forward to partnering with him as we continue to deepen our domain expertise and present the high-quality advisory services our clients expect from Piper Sandler.”

O’Brien’s hire complements a robust growth initiative for the firm’s technology investment banking group, particularly within its software practice. Piper Sandler’s technology investment banking team advises clients in application, infrastructure and vertical-market software, internet and digital media, communications, networking and security technologies, gaming, services, and financial technology.

“I’m excited to be joining a highly talented and fast-growing team at Piper Sandler,” said O’Brien. “The firm’s technology practice is gaining significant market share as companies see the value that Piper Sandler brings to its clients through its extensive platform across equity capital markets, debt capital markets and financial advisory services.”


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