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WestPark Capital Team

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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Ariel Imas

Co-Head of Investment Banking

Mr. Imas has over 20 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience focused on the lower-middle markets. Throughout his career, he has successfully completed over 150 transactions providing full-service banking and has spearheaded capital raises exceeding $1 billion dollars from institutional investors.

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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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Jonathan Zeiri

Investment Banking

Jonathan is in Investment Banking at WestPark Capital. Prior to joining WestPark Capital, he was an Associate on the life sciences team at ICR Westwicke where he was responsible for executing investor relations and capital markets strategies for publicly traded biotech/biopharma companies.

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Ed Tsuker

Head of Capital Markets

Mr. Tsuker is the Head of Capital Markets with WestPark Capital. Ed came to WestPark in January 2022 bringing over 20 years’ experience in Capital Markets, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance, servicing emerging growth, small cap and middle market companies, specializing in life sciences, healthcare, technology, energy, metals and mining.

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Jason 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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Braden Ferrari

Head of Institutional Sales

Mr. Ferrari has over 20 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience, advising C-Level executives and the Boards of Directors at public companies. He has completed more than 100 transactions including public offerings, debt and equity private placements and Mergers & Acquisitions.

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Peter Heller

Managing Director, Institutional Sales & Trading

Peter Heller is a Managing Director in the Institutional Sales and Trading department with WestPark Capital, Inc. Peter started his career at Morgan Stanley in 1994 on the Nasdaq trading desk and rose to the Head of Technology Trading in 2005.

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Russell Holub

Managing Director, Institutional Sales & Trading

Russ Holub is a Managing Director of the Institutional Sales and Trading department with the WestPark Capital, Inc. Institutional Sales and Trading. Russ has over two decades of experience in Institutional Equity Sales and Trading beginning his career at Bear Stearns.

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Greg Mesniaeff

Senior Analyst
Technology/TMT: Communications Ecosystems

Greg Mesniaeff has over twenty-five years of experience as a senior publishing TMT analyst on Wall Street. He began his Street career in 1994 at Wheat First Securities in Richmond, VA (now Wachovia Securities), and has covered a broad range of telecom and communications technology companies .

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Kevin Garrigan

Senior Research Analyst,
Automotive & Semiconductors

Kevin Garrigan is a Senior Research Analyst covering automotive and semiconductors, as well as disruptive technology companies. He brings four years of sell-side experience to the firm, previously working at Rosenblatt Securities helping cover semiconductor & semiconductor test equipment sectors.

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Doug Kaiser

Managing Director, Brokerage

Frank Salvatore

Chief Revenue Officer

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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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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Frank Salvatore

Chief Revenue Officer

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 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

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

Sarah M. Wisniewski

Chief Compliance Officer

Sarah Wisniewski has over 25 years of experience as a Compliance and Supervision leader.  Sarah has 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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