NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. ("Oppenheimer") – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – today announced that Henry Alfaro joined the Firm's Global Technology Investment Banking team in San Francisco as a Managing Director focused on Electronics, Hardware and Systems. Alfaro reports to Robin Graham, Head of Technology, Media and Communications Investment Banking.
This addition is part of a significant strategic expansion of Oppenheimer's commitment to the technology industry under the leadership of Robin Graham. Alfaro is the latest prominent technology banking hire made by the Firm, including Michael Buchbinder in Education Technology, Rahul Buxani in FinTech, Nitin Doke in Software, Cloud & IT Infrastructure, and Angie Pham in Internet & Digital Media. Other recent strategic hires include Managing Directors Jens Munk and Ramon De Paz, who joined the global technology team in Frankfurt and London, respectively.
"We continue to augment our technology banking team with highly experienced investment bankers to broaden the Firm's capabilities and deepen our technology sub-sector expertise," said Graham. "The addition of Henry to this team marks a notable expansion of the Firm's expertise. With Henry's experience and relationships in the semiconductor and electronics sectors, Oppenheimer is well positioned to offer its clients sophisticated and informed advice backed by our global platform's full set of products and services."
Alfaro joins Oppenheimer with over 20 years of experience advising clients in the semiconductor, semiconductor equipment, optical components and hardware sectors. Previously, Alfaro developed and managed the electronics and semiconductor practice at Craig-Hallum Capital Group. In addition, he spent approximately ten years at Prudential Securities in New York and San Francisco as Managing Director and Head of the Semiconductor Practice.
"Semiconductors are pervasive and the engines that are driving our emerging technologies such as 5G, mobile, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and more," said Alfaro. "High growth companies in these sectors are continually challenged not only with the required capital and scale but also with the appropriate avenues to achieve institutional visibility. I look forward to assisting these companies by leveraging my expertise and relationships on the Oppenheimer platform."
Alfaro earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and earned a Masters of Business Administration from The J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
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