|New Midtown Manhattan Office Demonstrates MCF's Continued Growth and Success
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2003--Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. ("MCF"), a securities broker-dealer and investment bank, and subsidiary of MCF Corporation (AMEX:MEM - News), today announced the opening of the firm's New York office in midtown Manhattan.
Rob Ford, chief operating officer of Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. commented, "We are very pleased to announce the opening of our New York office. The fact that we have the ability to expand our operations at this time is a clear demonstration of the traction we have gained in the market and the success we are having in serving institutions and emerging growth companies."
Brock Ganeles, who joined MCF in March from Credit Suisse First Boston, is spearheading the firm's New York presence as head of equity capital markets. Mr. Ganeles stated, "Now that we have firmly established our headquarters in San Francisco, it was only natural for us to open an office in the largest financial market in the world in order to better serve accounts and companies in this region of the country. With a core team already in the New York office, we have hit the ground running and are actively calling on clients and expanding MCF's footprint."
Others from Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. who will be based in the New York office include: Elise Stern, managing director in MCF's Corporate and Venture Services group. Ms. Stern had previously held senior positions at Volpe Brown Whelan and Montgomery Securities. And, Herve Francois, formerly an Institutional Investor-ranked equity analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston where he served as a Vice President in the Equity Research Technology Group, who is now part of MCF's institutional equity sales team.
The office is located at 117 East 55th Street and the main number is: 212-331-7860.
About Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. and MCF Corporation
Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. ("MCF") is a securities broker-dealer and investment bank focused on emerging growth companies and growth-oriented institutional investors. MCF provides sales and trading services primarily to institutions, as well as advisory and investment banking services to corporate clients. MCF's mission is to become a leader in the researching, advising, financing and trading of emerging growth equities. Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. is a subsidiary of MCF Corporation (AMEX:MEM - News) and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a broker-dealer and is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and SIPC.
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