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Piper Jaffray appoints CEO and president

Staff Writer |
Minneapolis, Mn., USA - December 6, 2017, Minneapolis, Mn., USA - Piper Jaffray Companies, an investment bank and asset management firm, has announced that it has elected Chad Abraham as chief executive officer and Deb Schoneman as president, effective January 1, 2018.

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Chad Abraham is currently the firm’s global co-head of investment banking & capital markets.

Mr. Abraham joined Piper Jaffray in 1991 as an investment banking analyst.

He spent the next 13 years on the West Coast as a banker in the company’s technology investment banking group.

Mr. Abraham was promoted to managing director and head of technology investment banking in 1999.

In 2005, he was promoted to head of capital markets and in 2010, he became the global co-head of investment banking and capital markets.

Mr. Abraham graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science.

Deb Schoneman is currently the firm's chief financial officer and global head of equities.

Ms. Schoneman, who joined Piper Jaffray in 1990, has held various senior management positions, including finance director of both equity and fixed income capital markets, as well as treasurer.

Ms. Schoneman was named chief financial officer in 2008, overseeing the firm’s financial health through the 2008 financial crisis and leading it to its strong position today.

In 2014, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal honored Ms. Schoneman’s success by naming her CFO of the Year.

Ms. Schoneman is on the board of directors of Allina Health, serving as chair of the finance committee and a member of its audit committee.

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