Piper Sandler Appoints Steven Schmidt as Head of Technology Investment Banking
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Piper Sandler Appoints Steven Schmidt as Head of Technology Investment Banking

Piper Sandler Companies , a leading investment bank and institutional securities firm, has named Steven Schmidt as head of technology investment banking, effective immediately.

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Piper Sandler Appoints Steven Schmidt as Head of Technology Investment Banking

“Steve’s promotion represents an important step forward as we strengthen our leadership in the technology sector. Steve is a very talented and seasoned banker who shares our long term growth strategy for tech banking at Piper Sandler. He has made a big impact on our business and we are delighted to recognize his many efforts with this important new role,” said Scott LaRue, global co-head of investment banking and capital markets at Piper Sandler.

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Schmidt is currently a managing director in technology investment banking, focusing on e-commerce, integrated payments, and financial and application software. He has more than 22 years of experience working with technology companies globally. Schmidt re-joined Piper Sandler in 2015 after spending 4 years as a senior vice president at Digital River, Inc. Prior to Digital River, he spent 11 years at Piper Sandler as a senior officer in the technology investment banking group and later as head of technology equity capital markets. Schmidt has significant experience with cross-border transactions having successfully completed deals in Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Romania, China, Taiwan and Australia. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Piper Sandler’s technology investment banking team advises clients in application software, HR technology, vertical market software, infrastructure software, IT / networking, security, storage, internet and digital media, E-commerce, financial technology, tech-enabled services, business and IT services gaming and 3D printing. The group welcomed a new managing director, Jace Kowalzyk, earlier this month. Kowalzyk specializes in IT, networking, cloud and infrastructure software sectors.

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