Canaccord Genuity expands Investment Banking group with addition of Technology banker

13 December 2011

NEW YORK, December 13, 2011 – Canaccord Genuity Inc. is pleased to announce that Jason Partenza has joined Canaccord Genuity’s Investment Banking team as a Principal, covering Technology companies. 

“The continued expansion of our technology practice is a direct reflection of the significant opportunity and strong momentum we are experiencing across this sector,” stated Jamie Brown, President of Canaccord Genuity Inc. (US).  “With over a decade of experience, Jason will have an important role in growing Canaccord Genuity’s coverage and expertise in the technology sector.”

“Jason is an excellent fit for our platform,” added Jeff Barlow, Head of US Investment Banking. “His extensive history of working with growth and technology companies is a solid complement to our existing investment banking team.”

Mr. Partenza will be based in New York and will work on a broad range of assignments, including public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions advisory work.  He will become part of Canaccord Genuity’s global Technology team which is comprised of over 45 professionals across investment banking, research, and sales and trading.

Mr. Partenza joins Canaccord Genuity from Gleacher & Company where he covered the technology sector and equity capital markets. Prior to Gleacher & Company, Mr. Partenza worked at Robertson Stephens in investment banking.  Mr. Partenza graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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