Wedbush Securities Hires Joe Morgan as Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking

LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wedbush Securities, one of the nation's leading full service investment firms, today announced that Joe Morgan has joined the firm as the Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking, and will establish and lead the firm's investment banking activities in the technology sector. Mr. Morgan will be based in Wedbush's San Francisco office and report to Gary Wedbush, Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets. Mr. Morgan has spent the last two years as a Managing Director at Signal Hill providing advisory services to technology companies.

"Mr. Morgan's hiring reinforces Wedbush's dedication to strengthening its market position as the leading west coast firm for emerging growth companies," said Gary Wedbush. The Wedbush platform has over 25 research analysts covering more than 300 companies and has been involved in over 40 public offerings and advisory assignments in just the last ten months. The firm has over 30 equity sales and trading professionals, and continues to excel as a market maker in nearly 900 securities on the NASDAQ. Specific to the Technology sector, Wedbush has six analysts covering application software, Internet, digital media / gaming, cloud infrastructure, financial technology, and semiconductors.

Mr. Morgan has been a leading investment banker in the technology market for more than 15 years. He has led over 50 advisory and financing assignments representing more than $3.0 billion in transaction value. Before joining Signal Hill, Mr. Morgan worked for Montgomery & Co. and JPMorgan, both in their technology investment banking practices. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

About Wedbush Securities

Since our founding in 1955, Wedbush has been a leader in the financial industry providing our clients with a wide range of services; including retail and institutional sales, clearing services, equity research, corporate and municipal finance, equity market making, fixed income trading, and wealth management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with over 100 registered offices, the firm focuses on relentless service, client financial safety, continuity, and advanced technology. Wedbush Securities is the largest subsidiary of holding company WEDBUSH, Inc., which also includes affiliated firms Wedbush Asset Management, Wedbush Capital Partners, Wedbush Opportunity Partners, and Lime Brokerage LLC.

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