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Investment Firm Hires for Finance Jobs in Boston

Posted on October 26, 2010

America’s Growth Capital has announced they are hiring for finance jobs in Boston.

America’s Growth Capital, an emerging growth-focused investment bank, announced today the hiring of Jeff Becker as Partner in the firm’s New York City Investment Banking Group and the hiring of John Siegler as Partner working out of the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Siegler will focus his calling effort on the technology, consumer and clean tech markets. Becker will focus on software.

“We are delighted to add these two seasoned pros to our team and to expand our efforts in New York City and Silicon Valley after having just opened up our Israel office,” said Ben Howe, CEO of America’s Growth Capital. “Our firm has seen a significant uptick in activity in both U.S. and global markets, and with players like Jeff and John we are better positioned to serve emerging growth companies in these regions, given their extensive track records and deep industry connections. It is great to be working again with Jeff, whom I’ve known for many years going back to our days together at Cowen in the mid-90s.”

Becker is a 16-year industry veteran who was previously Co-Head of Software Investment Banking at JMP Securities and Head of Software Investment Banking at ThinkEquity Partners in New York City. Earlier in his career, Becker held similar positions with RBC Capital Markets and Robertson Stephens and was a VP with SG Cowen in New York. He holds his MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and his BS in Finance from Lehigh University.

Siegler has extensive experience and relationships in the Seattle, Bay Area, Boston and New York markets. He has previously run the Seattle offices for Volpe Brown Whelan and Dain Rauscher Wessels. Earlier in his career, Siegler was Head of the Private Placement Departments at Montgomery Securities and Piper Jaffray. Before that, he spent five years at Montgomery Securities running the Montgomery Bridge Funds as well as the software group. Siegler holds his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BA from Princeton.