JMP Group Announces Addition of Thomas Wright to Firm’s Executive Committee
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JMP Group Inc. (NYSE: JMP), an investment banking and alternative asset management firm, announced today that Thomas R. Wright has joined its executive committee, which oversees the firm’s operations. Mr. Wright, who serves as director of equities and manages JMP Securities’ institutional brokerage business, becomes the sixth member of the committee. He is based in the firm’s New York office.
“Tom’s leadership quickly impacted our company and contributed to our record year at JMP Securities. We look forward to benefitting from his insight and perspective as a member of JMP Group's executive committee.”
“Since his arrival at JMP early last year, Tom has done an outstanding job of repositioning and strengthening our equity sales, trading and research businesses, which grew net brokerage revenues 12% in 2013,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joseph A. Jolson. “Tom’s leadership quickly impacted our company and contributed to our record year at JMP Securities. We look forward to benefitting from his insight and perspective as a member of JMP Group's executive committee.”
Before joining JMP Securities in February 2013, Mr. Wright served as global head of trading at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. for eight years. During the ten prior years, he held a variety of leadership positions at Merrill Lynch & Co., most recently as head of European equity trading and salestrading and previously as head of U.S. equity trading and salestrading. Mr. Wright was also a vice president and Nasdaq salestrader at Goldman Sachs & Co. for eight years. He began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. on the Nasdaq desk in 1983. Mr. Wright holds an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. in economics and finance from Boston College.
About JMP Group
JMP Group Inc. is a full-service investment banking and asset management firm that provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity research services to corporate and institutional clients as well as alternative asset management products to institutional and high-net-worth investors. JMP Group operates through three subsidiaries: JMP Securities, Harvest Capital Strategies and JMP Credit Advisors. For more information, visit www.jmpg.com.