MINNEAPOLIS, April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray
(Piper Jaffray), a leading growth company investment bank, is pleased to
announce the promotion of David Rudow to vice president and senior research
analyst, covering infrastructure software companies. Rudow, 34, has been with
Piper Jaffray since February 2002, working as a research analyst covering
learning services companies. He is based out of the firm's Minneapolis
Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Rudow worked as an associate analyst on
the software team at J.P. Morgan in San Francisco for two years. In addition,
he worked for Mesirow Financial in Chicago as a portfolio manager and as a
certified public accountant (CPA) for KPMG and Coopers & Lybrand, both of
which are in Chicago.
"We have been impressed with David's detailed analytical abilities since
his hiring over a year ago," said Robert W. Peterson, head of Equity Capital
Markets Research Department. "His in-depth knowledge of the technology
sector, coupled with his extensive experience within the financial industry as
both an institutional investor and a research analyst made him the ideal
candidate for the position."
Rudow holds a bachelor of business administration in accounting from the
University of Illinois at Chicago, and earned his master's of business
administration degree from the University of Chicago with an emphasis in
finance and accounting. In addition, Rudow is a member of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Illinois CPA Society and
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp
(NYSE: USB), is a focused securities firm comprised of three divisions: Equity
Capital Markets, Fixed Income Capital Markets and Private Advisory Services.
The firm provides a full range of investment products and services to
individuals, institutions and businesses. The firm has over 120 offices in 24
states across the country. The Equity Capital Markets Division focuses on the
needs of growth companies in the health care, technology, financial
institutions, consumer and communications growth sectors. The firm has a
national reputation for its expertise in fundamental research and equity and
debt financing. The Fixed Income Capital Markets business provides bond
issuers, individual investors and institutional investors expertise in
investment banking, underwriting, trading, sales and research. The firm
offers innovative solutions in corporate and government debt financings with
particular expertise in corporate, health care/hospitals, real estate, higher
education and government debt. The Private Advisory Services division
financial advisors provide guidance in retirement planning, education
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