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Corporate & venture services

 

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Mark Cieciura

Managing Director
Corporate & Venture Services

E-mail  |  Tel: +1 312 267-5100

Mark Cieucira

Mark Cieciura is a managing director and member of the corporate & venture services group at Piper Jaffray.

Prior to Piper Jaffray, Cieciura served as a director at CIBC World Markets after starting his career with Merrill Lynch in Chicago. He has a combined twenty years of experience working on Wall Street.

Since joining Piper Jaffray in 1999, Cieciura works closely with the firm’s investment banking clients within the technology, media & telecommunications, clean technology and China sectors. His expertise is in the advisory and execution of exit strategies for clients with large equity positions. Cieciura’s role also includes the marketing and execution of various corporate services including share repurchase programs, cash management and directed share programs.

Cieciura graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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Jay Hershey

Managing Director
Corporate & Venture Services

E-mail  |  Tel: +1 612 303-5724

Jay Hershey

Jay Hershey is a managing director at Piper Jaffray, overseeing the venture services effort for the corporate & venture services group. He also works closely with the firm’s investment banking clients within the clean technology and consumer sectors. Over his 17-year career at Piper Jaffray, he has successfully advised and executed in excess of 1.5 billion shares of equity transactions.

Hershey was instrumental in establishing the existing corporate & venture services team for Piper Jaffray, and continues to play a key role in leadership and business development within the group. His expertise includes a range of advisory and exit strategy execution for clients with large equity positions.

Hershey founded the Piper Jaffray Cooley LLP Venture Capital Roundtable in 2001, where he is a featured speaker annually. He was also a speaker at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Advanced Venture Capital program in 2011.

Hershey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa.

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Tom Wright

Managing Director
Head of Corporate & Venture Services

E-mail  |  Tel: +1 612 303-6039

Tom Wright

Tom Wright is a managing director and the head of Piper Jaffray corporate & venture services. In this role, he oversees the executive and venture trading businesses for the firm, as well as various corporate services including share repurchase programs, cash management and directed share programs.

With more than 20 years of experience, Wright has advised hundreds of clients on various financial transactions including concentrated position exit strategies, restricted stock sales, 10b5-1 plans, and hedging and monetization strategies. Since 2003, the corporate & venture services team has traded in excess of 1.4 billion shares, managed more than 340 10b5-1 plans and executed block trades and shelf take downs averaging over $35 million in size. Wright has been a featured speaker at the Piper Jaffray/Cooley LLC Venture Capital Roundtable since 2001.

Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 1999, Wright was director of national sales for institutional investment management at Norwest Investment Management, Inc. where he advised corporations, public funds and Taft-Hartley plans on portfolio management and asset allocation.

Wright is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and received a bachelor’s degree in economics.

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