University of Michigan,
Bachelor’s degree

University of Virginia's Darden School,
Master of Business Administration degree

Tom Sullivan

Managing Director
Capital Advisory Group

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Christopher Swenson

Tom Sullivan is a managing director in the capital advisory group at Piper Jaffray focusing on equity placements. He recently re-joined the firm through its acquisition of River Branch Capital in 2015. Sullivan has 23 years of experience focused exclusively on helping companies raise over $10 billion in private capital.

Sullivan spent 11 years with DLJ/Credit Suisse as a managing director on the private placement team, managing the group’s activities on the West Coast. He started his banking career with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco and has held positions in private capital with Piper Jaffray, RBC Dain and Forbes Private Capital. Prior to his career in banking, Sullivan was a vice president of international sales and marketing for a privately held neurosurgical products firm. He was also the founder of a successful veterinary services firm that was sold to a public competitor in 2003.

Sullivan received his Master of Business Administration degree from The Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.