SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Merriman Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: MERR), today announced the board appointment of Alex Seiler, CEO of the firm's broker-dealer, Merriman Capital, Inc. Mr. Seiler is filling the board seat that's being vacated by Andy Arno, who has resigned to return to Unterberg Capital Partners where he is a major shareholder and partner.
"We greatly appreciate Andy's contribution to the board and Merriman Capital at a pivotal time in our firm's history," said Jon Merriman, co-chairman of Merriman Holdings, Inc. "Andy's abilities, commercially and culturally, in helping us reposition the firm for renewed growth over the past year have been significant. We wish Andy continued success as he returns to Unterberg and look forward to doing business with him in his new role."
Mr. Seiler joins the Merriman Holdings board of directors with more than30 years of brokerage and asset management experience. He built and expanded institutional equity business lines at Morgan Stanley and HSBC as a managing director and equity sales manager. Mr. Seiler joined Morgan Stanley after helping establish and grow UBS' institutional equity sales and research presence in North America as managing director and global head of U.S. equity sales. At HSBC, he was head of global equity research sales and capital market product distribution in the Americas. As an asset management executive, he founded Anchor Point Asset Management and was a senior executive with Atlas Capital.
Merriman continued, "Since being named CEO of Merriman Capital, Alex has made aggressive, immediate contributions in helping us convert industry uncertainty into opportunity with a focus on profitable long-term growth. I believe Alex's energy and deep industry experience will further benefit shareholders and the board in his expanded role."
About Merriman Holdings, Inc.
Merriman Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERR) is a financial services firm focused on fast-growing companies and the institutions that invest in them. The company offers high-quality investment banking, equity research, institutional services and corporate & venture services. Merriman specializes in three industry growth sectors: Technology, CleanTech and Consumer, Media & Internet. For more information, please go to http://www.merrimanco.com/
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