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Tom Wright

Managing Director
Head of Corporate & Venture Services

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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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