Joseph Vafi joins MBS Value Partners As Managing Director
Former Jefferies Analyst Launches Firm's West Coast Advisory Practice Focusing on Technology, Business Services
Jun 10, 2015, 10:23 ET
NEW YORK, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MBS Value Partners, a strategic communications firm specializing in investor relations and corporate communications for domestic and international clients, today announced that Joseph Vafi, CFA has joined the firm as Managing Director.
Joe, a 20-year Wall Street veteran, is launching the firm's West Coast advisory practice, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He will leverage his expertise in the broader technology and services sectors, including Software, Business and IT services, Healthcare IT, and the Internet to serve the Firm's existing clients and build its practice in these sectors.
Joe joins MBS from Great Gable Partners, where he served as Portfolio Manager for three years. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and head of U.S. IT and Business Services equity research at Jefferies & Company from 2002 to 2011. Previously, Joe was Vice President and head of U.S. IT and Business Services equity research at Robertson Stephens. Lynn Morgen, a Founding Partner of MBS said, "We are delighted that Joe has joined MBS Value Partners, leveraging his substantial industry knowledge as well as his sell-side and buy-side experience to help serve our firm's clients. Importantly, he will spearhead the continued expansion of our investor relations business on the West Coast. During his career, Joe has been lead research analyst on numerous equity and debt financings, raising more than $1 billion for growth-oriented companies. His substantial expertise will help further differentiate MBS' advisory services."
Vafi said, "I am pleased to be joining MBS Value Partners, a firm that I have known for many years, and which has a top-notch reputation in the U.S. and internationally for its commitment to superior client services and innovative, senior-level approach to investor relations. I have come across a great many companies during my career in technology and business services that would have benefited greatly from an advisory partner like MBS, and I look forward to helping to establish MBS' presence on the West Coast."
Joe Vafi holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
About MBS Value Partners
Headquartered in New York City, MBS Value Partners is an investor relations and corporate communications firm that provides senior level advisory work and customized investor relations, financial media and corporate communications programs for a growing roster of domestic and international clients in a broad range of industries. In addition to New York, the firm has an office and subsidiary operation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has executives based in a variety of locations in the U.S. and Latin America. For information on our approach, services and leadership team, please visit the MBS Value Partners website at www.mbsvalue.com.
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