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, announced today that Brian Alger, CFA has joined the firm as Senior Research Analyst covering a broad range of technology-related sectors.
Prior to joining ROTH, Mr. Alger was the portfolio manager for the Wedbush Technology Fund, a TMT-focused hedge fund. From 2006 through 2010, Mr. Alger was a Sector Manager for Strata Capital, where he was responsible for the Technology, Clean Technology, and Consumer Discretionary sectors.
From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Alger was a senior research analyst and Sector Sales specialist for Pacific Growth Equities, an investment bank based in San Francisco. While at Pacific Growth, he covered a broad range of companies and sectors within Technology including Semiconductors, Storage, Communication Equipment, Streaming Media, Security, Consumer Electronics, and Display Technologies. In 2003, Mr. Alger was recognized by the Wall Street Journal in its “Best on the Street” survey for his coverage of Semiconductors. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Alger worked for Preferred Capital Markets as a Senior Research Analyst covering Electronic Design Automation software, Semiconductors, Display Technologies, and Internet Streaming Media companies.
Mr. Alger earned his Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Colorado. In 1999, he became a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Alger commented, “I am excited to join ROTH, a well-known investment bank with a strong history serving growth companies and investors. As a former client and competitor, I am very familiar with the strength of the ROTH brand and look forward making my contribution to improving and expanding the Technology coverage.”
“We are pleased to add Brian to our award-winning technology research team. His experience within the technology sector and his respected reputation among companies and investors will be valuable assets to our platform,” said Jeff Martin, CFA, ROTH’s Director of Research.
Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH Capital commented, “Brian is a recognized senior research analyst and brings to ROTH a wealth of industry expertise and relationships that will add important resources to our platform. We are excited to welcome him as a part of the ROTH technology team.”
ROTH’s technology banking effort has successfully assisted many companies in completing capital markets and strategic transactions. ROTH’s Technology clients cover a broad spectrum of verticals including semiconductors & IT hardware, networking, enterprise software, infrastructure & security, and hosted services. (ROTH as of 05/07/2015)
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, CA, ROTH is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.