NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., a unit of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY), today announced the appointment of John Book to lead coverage of Industrial Technology as part of an overall expansion of the Technology banking and research teams. He reports to Marc Thompson, Head of Technology, Media and Communications Investment Banking at Oppenheimer.
"John has a wealth of experience in the Clean Technology and Alternative Energy sectors, as well as the broader Industrial Technology sectors and is a valuable addition to our team. Under John's leadership, we expect to leverage Oppenheimer's full range of capabilities to provide best-in-class service to companies in these sectors," said Thompson.
Book comes from Pacific Crest Securities, where he was Co-Head of Energy and Industrial Technology from 2011 to 2015. Prior to Pacific Crest, he was with Stifel Nicolaus Weisel as Head of Cleantech banking. John also previously served as Head of Technology and Power Technology banking at First Albany Capital. Book received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
"The Industrial Technology sectors, including Clean Technology and Alternative Energy, are poised for a significant phase of growth due to technology advances, cost efficiencies and the demonstrated effectiveness of solutions. Oppenheimer's full range of debt, equity and advisory services are ideally suited to meet the needs of growth companies across the landscape," commented Book.
In addition, Oppenheimer has also expanded its research team to support the Industrial Technology coverage effort. Colin Rusch and Noah Kaye joined the research team to cover Industrial Efficiency and Resource Optimization.
Rusch has extensive experience in the Industrial Efficiency and Clean Technology space, and was previously a Senior Equity Research Analyst at ThinkEquity. Kaye worked on Colin's team at ThinkEquity and was previously Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association.
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