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Imperial Capital Continues to Significantly Expand Its Equity Sales & Trading Business Hiring Five Professionals

Apr 16 2013 12:00AM

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- Imperial Capital, LLC ("Imperial Capital"), a full service investment banking firm, announced today the Firm's continued expansion efforts with the hiring of five equity sales professionals. With parallel growth in its fixed income sales & trading franchise, Imperial Capital continues to strengthen its capital structure sales and trading platform for institutional clients.

"We were looking for established equity sales professionals to help take our equities business to the next level," said Jason Reese, CEO of Imperial Capital Group. "With our recent hiring, we bring on veteran talent in equity capital market sales which will complement our existing franchise. Senior Wall Street professionals continue to join our team in recognition of the strength of our institutional sales & trading, research, capital markets and investment banking platform."

Joining Imperial Capital's Equity Sales team are five professionals significantly adding equity sales expertise to the franchise: Anthony Greer, Managing Director; Anthony Reiner, Managing Director; Philip Minardo, Senior Vice President; Yves Lefebvre, Senior Vice President and Dustin Sanza, Vice President.

Mr. Tony Greer joins Imperial Capital as a Managing Director in New York providing senior equity sales expertise with over 20 years of industry experience. Most recently, Mr. Greer was with Dahlman Rose & Co. in Institutional Equity Trading. Prior to Dahlman Rose, Mr. Greer was the Head of the US Agency Equity Desk at Bank Hapoalim in New York. Mr. Greer has ten years of currency and commodity trading experience at Goldman Sachs and UBS. Mr. Greer earned a BS degree from Cornell University.

Mr. Tony Reiner is a Managing Director in the Equity Sales Group in NY and brings over 20 years of event driven experience to Imperial Capital's franchise. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Reiner was a Sales Trader at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Prior to Cantor Fitzgerald, Mr. Reiner spent most of his career on the buy side including time as a Portfolio Manager at Richmond Capital and Searock Capital, and launching his own Event Driven Hedge Fund, D/R Asset Management, which later merged into Harbert Management and became the Harbert Management Event Driven Fund. Mr. Reiner received a BA from Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Philip Minardo joins Imperial Capital as a Senior Vice President in its New York Equity Sales Group. Most recently, Mr. Minardo was a Sales Trader at Wall Street Access. In recent years, Mr. Minardo has held equity capital markets positions with Ticonderoga Securities LLC, S.J. Levinson & Sons LLC and Albert Fried & Company. Mr. Minardo earned a BA from the Catholic University of America.

With over 15 years of industry experience, Mr. Yves Lefebvre joins Imperial Capital as a Senior Vice President in Equity Sales in New York. Most recently, Mr. Lefebvre was a Director, International Research Equity Sales and Sales Trader at Soleil Securities Inc. Prior to Soleil, Mr. Lefebvre was a Principal in International Equity Sales at ThinkEquity Partners, LLC. Mr. Lefebvre also launched the European Institutional Sales Group of Brean Murray & Co. Mr. Lefebvre started his career in financial markets in Brussels (Belgium) as an interest-rate derivatives trader for Credit Commercial de France (CCF). Mr. Lefebvre has a Master in Business Engineering from ICHEC Brussels Management School in Belgium.

Mr. Dustin Sanza joins Imperial Capital as a Vice President, Equity Sales in Boston. Since 2007, Mr. Sanza was in Equity Sales at Wedbush Securities. Prior to Wedbush, Mr. Sanza was a Financial Advisor at Waddell & Reed. Mr. Sanza earned a BS from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston, and Chicago. The firm currently employs over 230 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.



For more information regarding Imperial Capital, please contact:

Mark Martis
(310) 246-3674
mmartis@imperialcapital.com





Source: Marketwire


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