NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ROTH Capital Partners (ROTH), www.roth.com , a full service investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors, today announced that Jesse Pichel has joined the firm as Managing Director, Cleantech Investment Banking.
Pichel joins ROTH from Jefferies where he was Managing Director, Global Head of Clean Technology Research. Jesse has 14 years of capital markets experience and is recognized as one of the first research analysts to focus on Solar and New Energy Technologies. He co-founded Piper Jaffray’s CleanTech practice in 2004, and previously worked at Needham and Company and Unterberg Towbin as a Research Analyst in the Semiconductor and Electronic Manufacturing, and Technology sectors. Pichel has received numerous stock picking and earnings accuracy awards including those given by Institutional Investor (II), Forbes, FT/StarMine, and The Wall Street Journal. He was most recently ranked as a top analyst in the 2012 II All American Team for Alternative Energy. Pichel is a founding member of the Sierra Club’s Clean Tech Council, and is on the board of other non-profits promoting Sustainability and the Environment.
“Jesse’s extensive expertise in the Cleantech sector will reinforce our firm’s deep domain expertise in capital transactions and advisory services for emerging Cleantech and Industrial Growth leaders,” said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH Capital Partners. “Having recently co-managed a $105 million IPO for SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY), we are excited for Jesse to join our team as he brings outstanding credentials that will help us drive the expansion of our Cleantech and Industrial Growth banking practice. Jesse is considered a Cleantech pioneer in identifying opportunities for investors as a research analyst. His network, reputation, and technology expertise will serve ROTH’s clients in his investment banking role,” continued Roth.
Pichel commented, “I am delighted to begin this next phase of my career with ROTH and to join a prominent and highly regarded investment bank serving growth companies. Many other investment banks have exited the clean technology sector given several high profile, but predicted, company failures. However, the technologies are only in their infancy and the thesis of rising prices of energy globally, and environmental concerns remain intact,” continued Pichel.
Since 2011, ROTH has assisted its Cleantech and Industrial Growth clients in raising over $1 billion in approximately 30 transactions. ROTH’s Cleantech and Industrial Growth clients cover a broad spectrum of sectors including renewable energy, demand side management, green transportation, energy infrastructure, recycling/waste management, auto parts and equipment, and manufacturing and process technologies.
Pichel earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and has his M.B.A. from Fordham University. He will be working at the firm’s New York office.
ROTH is a founding member of CleanTech OC, a trade association that seeks to promote economic growth in the Orange County clean technology industry.
About Roth Capital Partners, LLC:
ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access.
Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., ROTH is privately-held and owned by its employees, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.