Piper Jaffray Companies Chairman and CEO
"Talent diversity is and will continue to be a top priority for our firm. I firmly believe that creating and sustaining an inclusive environment is critical to fully understanding the needs of our current and future clients, delivering the products and services necessary to meet their needs, and ultimately our firm’s ability to achieve our vision of becoming our clients' primary advisor. In everything we do — serving our clients, working in partnership with one another, recruiting the most qualified employees, and serving our most treasured communities — each of us at Piper Jaffray has a shared responsibility."
At Piper Jaffray, our Guiding Principles define who we are, how we conduct ourselves and how we succeed. Our Guiding Principles instruct that serving clients is our fundamental purpose, that great people are our competitive advantage, and that we contribute our talents and resources to the communities we serve. Talent diversity is fundamental to each of these components. We can drive better business performance by embracing and amplifying differences in our workforce and workplace. Because talent diversity is a business imperative at Piper Jaffray, it is a collective responsibility shared by all employees.
Our markets and clients are increasingly diverse. We must reflect this diversity ourselves in order to appeal to a broad, global client base and effectively understand and serve clients’ needs. We earn our clients’ trust by delivering superior financial solutions. Diversity in background and perspective produces more innovative thinking, and allows us to provide the best possible advice and service.
Financial services is a human capital business in which having the best talent wins in the marketplace. Great people, working together as a team, are our competitive advantage. To obtain the best people, we must draw from broad and diverse talent pools. Talent diversity is also a hallmark of a culture of inclusion, respect, creativity and flexibility, and strengthens commitment and partnership across our global firm. These qualities will make Piper Jaffray an employer-of-choice for the 21st century, and promote the recruitment, development and retention of the human capital essential to our success.
In order to meaningfully serve the communities in which we live and work, our employees must authentically reflect and connect with the full spectrum of people within them.