National Investment Banking Association Announces 2015 Directors

Jan 14, 2015, 14:21 ET from National Investment Banking Association

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) announced today the election of new Directors and Officers to its Board of Directors.

Carlo Corzine of Dawson James Securities and James E. Hock of Hanover International Inc. have been re-elected as Chairmen of the NIBA Board of Directors for 2015.  Corzine stated, "It's a privilege and honor to be re-elected as Chairman of NIBA.  I look forward to the continued revitalization of our capital markets, seeing what's next – the industry or products that will revolutionize the way we live. NIBA is so important because that is where these groundbreaking ideas are showcased, providing incredible opportunities for us all." James Hock stated, "Since 2011, I have had the privilege and honor of serving as NIBA's Chairman. Over the years, I have witnessed many public and private companies operating in a wide range of industries succeed in raising the necessary growth capital that led to advancement within their businesses. NIBA personifies the American entrepreneurial spirit. The Association and its membership of over 8800 investment banking professionals and registered representatives continues to be responsible for the lion's share of IPOs and equity offerings under $20 million.  Helping companies access the capital markets is not simply our organization's legacy; it is and will continue to be our purpose and our responsibility – a responsibility we have lived up to for the past 32 years." Lynne Bolduc, Partner, Fitzgerald Yap Kreditor, LLP was re-elected as Secretary and William Jordan, Investment Banking/Syndicate Manager, International Assets Advisory LLC was re-elected as Treasurer.

Newly elected Directors: Andrea Cataneo, Partner at Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ferrence LLP, Seth Farbman, Chairman at VStock Transfer and Co-Founder of The Vintage Group, Jayson Gitt, Founder and President of Dana Point Capital., and Robert Hackel, Chief Operating Officer at R.F. Lafferty & Co. were appointed to NIBA's Board of Directors.

"NIBA continues to develop its vision that promises to connect companies and executive management teams with top Wall Street professionals. As someone who has been servicing IPOs and publicly traded companies with a variety of compliance services, I am honored to be working with the board and management team of NIBA as we continue to strategize ways to increase added value to our members and the banking community," said Seth Farbman, Chairman of VStock Transfer and Co-Founder of The Vintage Group.

"NIBA has found within itself a more focused and rededicated organization than ever before with new bright, energetic members leading the charge to expand our organization's national membership base," stated Emily Foshee, Executive Director of NIBA. "We enthusiastically encourage all stakeholders in the financial services industry to join us in aligning all of our mutual interests."

About National Investment Banking Association (NIBA)
National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) is a national trade association of regional and independent brokerages, investment banking firms, fund managers and related capital market service providers. The mission of NIBA is to add value to its members, their client companies and investors, and the securities industry at large by continuing to be the premier forum for quality micro-cap/small-cap companies seeking access and exposure to the financial community and to enhance the financial environment for small companies. NIBA Conferences are must attend events providing unique opportunities to make valuable industry connections while gaining new perspectives on critical market challenges, issues and trends redefining today's dynamic and ever-evolving capital formation markets. Each event showcases private and public companies actively seeking access to the financial industry. Companies first present formally to hundreds and then have the opportunity to meet privately and have in-depth discussions with interested parties. NIBA member firms have completed over 1,500 equity offerings totaling approximately $12 billion in new capital for emerging growth companies. The member firms of NIBA represent over 8,800 registered representatives with an estimated $86 billion in assets under management, and are responsible for 90% of all initial public offerings under $20 million. For more information, please visit our website www.nibanet.org. You can also follow NIBA updates on Twitter @NIBAnet.

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