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WestPark Capital Team

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Richard Rappaport

Founder

Mr. Rappaport founded the WestPark Capital Group of companies in 1999 and has over 33 years of extensive experience in the small cap investment banking and securities markets. Throughout his career he has completed the financings of hundreds of companies, both in the United States and around the world.

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Craig Kaufman

Craig Kaufman

Head of Investment Banking

Craig Kaufman leads WestPark’s investment banking efforts. He has been an investment banker and capital markets expert for global emerging growth companies for over 25 years. While he has worked across many verticals, his core expertise is in the technology, media and communications sectors.

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Jason S. Stern

Chief Operating Officer & Syndicate Manager

Jason (Jay) Stern has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and is committed to exceeding the highest of standards for WestPark Capital in all area’s including compliance, professionalism, and client / partner service.

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Robert Schultz

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Robert Schultz has a diverse background in corporate finance, strategic planning and corporate development in varied industries including multi-national public companies, privately held companies and investment banking.

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Ben Markowitz

Investment Banking

Ben Markowitz is in Investment Banking at WestPark Capital. Before WestPark, he was an Analyst at LSA Capital where he was involved in many aspects of a large derivative transaction and structured financing with a top bank.

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Karim Kreik

Investment Banking

Karim Kreik is in Investment Banking at WestPark Capital. Before WestPark, he was an Analyst at PennyMac Financial Services where he was involved in many aspects of corporate finance, business support, and investor relations.

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Dr. Praveen Kudithipudi

Senior Vice President, Healthcare

Dr. Praveen Kudithipudi serves as a Senior Vice President in Healthcare Investment Banking. Praveen is a medical doctor trained in Neuroscience and has over 12 years of expertise in Healthcare Investing and Entrepreneurial Initiatives

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Alan Mason

Managing Director, Capital Markets Group

Alan Mason is a Managing Director with the WestPark Capital, Inc. Capital Markets Group based in the New York, NY office. Alan has over 30 years of experience with small and medium sized transactions to family offices and institutions.

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Ruben Roy

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Semiconductors & Emerging Technologies

Ruben Roy is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering semiconductor and disruptive technology companies. Ruben joined WestPark in April 2021, bringing more than 20 years of sell-side experience to the firm.

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Michael Genovese

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Communications Equipment

Michael Genovese is Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering communications equipment stocks. Michael is well known by institutional investors and companies alike covering the optical systems, optical components, and broadband access industries.

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Charles Park

Managing Director & Senior Analyst
Asia Technology

Charles Park joined WestPark Capital in June 2021 as Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering Asia technology. Based in New York, Charles brings over 20 years of experience in technology research. Charles is well known in the industry, with deep knowledge of the technology sector.

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Andrew Hummel

Vice President & Senior Analyst
Fintech & Payments

Andrew Hummel joined WestPark Capital as a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst covering financial technology and payments companies. Andrew brings 10 years of sell-side experience to the firm, previously working at Oppenheimer covering the financial technology and semiconductor industries.

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Michael McConnell



Michael McConnell will become Director of Research at WestPark Capital. Michael will implement strategic initiatives within the department, focusing on high-growth disruptive technology trends supported by a collaborative research effort.

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Doug Kaiser

Managing Director, Brokerage
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Frank Salvatore

Managing Director, Brokerage

Based in Boca Raton, FL, Mr. Salvatore joined WestPark Capital in March of 2010, and has over 30 years in the brokerage and investment banking industry.

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Thomas E. Jandt

Investment Advisor Representative &
Branch Manager – Newport Beach Office

Mr. Jandt is currently a Branch Manager and investment advisor representative in Newport Beach, CA.

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Michael Wechsler

Director Wealth Management
WestPark Capital Insurance Services, LLC

Michael Wechsler has been in the financial services industry since 1982. Mike has been with WestPark for more than 15 years and has focused on the fixed income and insurance/annuity side of the financial markets.

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Mitchell Morrison

Managing Director
Alternative Products / Branch Manager

Mr. Morrison brings forty years of experience to the financial services industry. Mitchell has served in a number of different positions with regional and national firms.

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Dan Joyce

Branch Manager, New York Office

Mr. Joyce joined WestPark Capital in April 2018 and has over 30 years in the brokerage and insurance industry. Prior to joining WestPark, Dan has worked as an OSJ and Branch manager recruiting and supervising many sales professionals.

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Annette DeLuca

Registered Brokerage Associate

Annette DeLuca has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Annette began her career with Bear Stearns in New York, starting in the wire transfer division and working her way up to a relationship management position.

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Richard Rappaport

Founder

Mr. Rappaport founded the WestPark Capital Group of companies in 1999 and has over 33 years of extensive experience in the small cap investment banking and securities markets. Throughout his career he has completed the financings of hundreds of companies, both in the United States and around the world.

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Frank Salvatore

Managing Director, Brokerage

Based in Boca Raton, FL, Mr. Salvatore joined WestPark Capital in March of 2010, and has over 30 years in the brokerage and investment banking industry.

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Jason S. Stern

Chief Operating Officer & Syndicate Manager

Jason (Jay) Stern has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and is committed to exceeding the highest of standards for WestPark Capital in all area’s including compliance, professionalism, and client / partner service.

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Nicholas Tocco

Chief Compliance Officer

Nicholas Tocco has over 15 years of experience with WestPark Capital and is the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. During his time at the firm, Mr. Tocco has held positions within compliance, operations, and client management.

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Doug Kaiser

Managing Director, Brokerage

Richard Onesto

Chief Financial Officer

Rich Onesto has more than 30 years of experience within the financial services sector and is currently the CFO and FINOP of WestPark Capital. He is responsible for the firms over all supervision of the accounting department, as well as the financial statements and regulatory reporting.

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Sarah M. Wisniewski

Chief Compliance Officer - RIA

Ms. Wisniewski has over 25 years of experience as a Compliance and Supervision leader with extensive experience in the financial services industry as chief compliance officer, vice president, and department manager working in both home office and field environments. 

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