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 J. Barry has joined the firm as a Managing Director, Investment Banking, and Jake Sekelsky, Research Analyst, with a focus on Resources, Metals & Minerals.
Prior to joining ROTH, Mr. Barry was a Managing Director at Rodman & Renshaw from 2013 to 2017. At Rodman & Renshaw, Mr. Barry participated in 38 successful equity, debt and ATM transactions in the resources sector representing over $850 Million in aggregate value. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Barry established the mining practice at Global Hunter Securities (“GHS”), now Seaport Global, where he participated in 22 successful equity and debt transactions totaling $370 Million. Prior to GHS, Mr. Barry was Managing Director at Olympus Securities, a boutique investment bank in New York. He also has worked at Iroquois Capital, a New York based hedge fund.
Prior to joining ROTH, Mr. Sekelsky worked as an Equity Research Associate covering the Metals & Mining industry with H.C. Wainwright. Prior to this, Mr. Sekelsky worked in Equity Research at Euro Pacific Capital in Westport, CT. While at both H.C. Wainwright and Euro Pacific Capital, he focused on the Precious Metals & Mining sector, particularly early-stage exploration companies through mid-level producers.
“J. and Jake’s addition to our team comes at a time when we are expanding our footprint in the resources sector”. J.’s banking experience and knowledge of the small-cap resources companies will help us take our work in the sector to a new level,” said Byron Roth, CEO of ROTH Capital Partners. Jake’s strong technical background and research experience will reinforce and expand our already deep domain expertise and presence in the sector.”
“Jake is our third dedicated research analyst in the resources sector, joining Joseph Reagor and John White, who already cover over 30 resources names for the firm,” said Jeff Martin, CFA, Director of Research at ROTH Capital Partners.
Mr. Barry commented, “I am delighted at the unique opportunity at ROTH to rapidly expand our ability to serve resources companies. The firm is highly regarded with a solid track record to build upon, and I look forward to being part of the effort to assist quality companies with their capital requirements for their growth endeavors.”
“I am excited at the opportunity to join the growing Metals & Mining team at ROTH. I am eager to begin the next phase of my career at a highly regarded investment bank and look forward to leveraging the resources that ROTH has committed to building a prominent Metals & Mining practice,” said Jake.
Mr. Barry earned his Bachelor of Science in Communications and Political Science from Ohio University. Mr. Sekelsky is a graduate of Sacred Heart University and holds a B.S. in Finance & Economics.
Both will be working at the firm’s New York office.
ROTH has assisted its Resources clients in raising over $6.4 billion in approximately 34 transactions since 2010. *Past Performance is not indicative of future returns. (Source: ROTH Capital Partners | 09/09/2017)
In addition, as part of its efforts to further expand its footprint in this sector, an affiliate of ROTH invested in and owns part of RIVI Capital, LLC, the management company for RIVI Opportunity Fund L.P., a gold streaming fund. ROTH’s affiliate also made an investment in the fund in addition to its ownership of the management company, evidencing the firm's commitment to the sector.
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.