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Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Duff

60 2017 Chairman of the Board

Debbra Schoneman

49 2018 President, Director

Chad Abraham

49 2018 Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Carter

50 2018 Chief Financial Officer

John Geelan

42 2013 General Counsel, Secretary

Francis Fairman

2005 Head - Public Finance Services Business

R. Scott LaRue

57 2010 Co-Head - Global Investment Banking and Capital Markets

Philip Soran

61 2018 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Schreier

56 2018 Director

William Fitzgerald

60 2016 Independent Director

B. Kristine Johnson

66 2018 Independent Director

Addison Piper

71 2010 Independent Director

Sherry Smith

56 2016 Independent Director

Scott Taylor

53 2016 Independent Director

Michele Volpi

54 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Smith

60 2016 Chief Strategy Officer, IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Duff

Mr. Andrew S. Duff is Chairman of the Board of company. He was Chief Executive Officer of Piper Jaffray Companies. Mr. Duff has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Piper Jaffray Companies. Mr. Duff became chairman and chief executive officer following completion of our spin-off from U.S. Bancorp on December 31, 2003. He has served as chairman of our broker-dealer subsidiary since 2003 and as chief executive officer of our broker-dealer subsidiary since 2000. Mr. Duff has more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets industry with Piper Jaffray, and has been our chairman and chief executive officer since our spin-off from U.S. Bancorp in 2003. The Board believes he has the knowledge of our company and its business necessary to help formulate and execute our business plans and growth strategies.

Debbra Schoneman

Ms. Debbra L. Schoneman is President, Director of the Company. She is no longer Chief Financial Officer of Piper Jaffray Companies effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Schoneman is our chief financial officer. Ms. Schoneman joined Piper Jaffray in 1990 and has held her current position since May 2008. She previously served as treasurer from August 2006 until May 2008. Prior to that, she served as finance director of our corporate and institutional services business from July 2002 until July 2004 when the role was expanded to include our public finance services division.

Chad Abraham

Mr. Chad R. Abraham has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective as of January 1, 2018. he is no longer Co-Head - Global Investment Banking and Capital Markets of Piper Jaffray Companies. He is our co-head of global investment banking and capital markets, a position he has held since October 2010. Prior to his current role, he served as head of equity capital markets since November 2005. Mr. Abraham joined Piper Jaffray in 1991.Mr. Abraham has more than 20 years of experience in the investment banking and capital markets industry with Piper Jaffray, including as our Global Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets from 2010 to 2017. The Board believes he has the knowledge of our company and its business necessary to help formulate and execute our business plans and growth strategies

Timothy Carter

Mr. Timothy L. Carter is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective January 1, 2018. He joined the Company’s accounting department in 1995. He was named Controller in 1999, and Chief Accounting Officer in 2006. He became Treasurer of the Company in 2008 with responsibilities for managing the treasury and financial planning and analysis functions of the Company. In 2010, he assumed additional responsibilities as Head of Financial Risk for managing the Company’s market and credit risk. He currently serves as senior vice president of finance and treasurer at Piper Jaffray, as well as a member of the firm’s leadership team, responsible for all treasury, accounting, market & credit risk and financial planning & analysis functions. He has held various leadership positions in finance, including controller, chief accounting officer and treasurer. Carter also provides support and financial expertise to the Piper Jaffray Foundation. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Carter worked in public accounting at Deloitte. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a licensed CPA. Carter also serves on the board of College Possible Minnesota and was previously board chair.

John Geelan

Mr. John W. Geelan is General Counsel, Secretary of Piper Jaffray Companies, since January 18, 2013. He is our general counsel and secretary. He served as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary from November 2007 until becoming general counsel in January 2013. Mr. Geelan joined Piper Jaffray in 2005.

Francis Fairman

Mr. Francis E. Fairman is Head - Public Finance Services Business of Piper Jaffray Companies. He is head of our public finance services business, a position he has held since July 2005. Prior to that, he served as head of the firm's public finance investment banking group from 1991 to 2005, as well as the head of the firm's municipal derivative business from 2002 to 2005. He has been with Piper Jaffray since 1983.

R. Scott LaRue

Mr. R. Scott LaRue is our co-head of global investment banking and capital markets of Piper Jaffray Companies. He is our co-head of global investment banking and capital markets, a position he has held since October 2010. He had previously served as global co-head of consumer investment banking since February 2010, after having served as co-head of consumer investment banking since August 2004. He has been with Piper Jaffray since 2003.

Philip Soran

Mr. Philip E. Soran is an Lead Independent Director of the company , since february 2018. he served as Independent Director of Piper Jaffray Companies. Mr. Soran served as president, chief executive officer and a director of Compellent Technologies, Inc., a Minnesota-based publicly traded company which he co-founded in March 2002, until its acquisition by Dell Inc. in February 2011. Following the acquisition, he served as the president of Dell Compellent from February 2011 to March 2012. From July 1995 to August 2001, Mr. Soran served as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Xiotech, which Mr. Soran co-founded in July 1995. Xiotech was acquired by Seagate in January 2000.

Thomas Schreier

Mr. Thomas S. Schreier is Director of the Company. Schreier was most recently vice chairman of Nuveen Investments, Inc., and chairman of its largest investment adviser, Nuveen Asset Management. Under Schreier, Nuveen Asset Management's assets under management eventually grew to $231 billion in 2014, when Nuveen Investments, Inc. was acquired by a strategic buyer, TIAA. Schreier served as CEO of FAF Advisors from 2000 to 2010 until its acquisition by Nuveen Investments, Inc. Earlier in his career, Schreier was a senior managing director and head of equity research at Piper Jaffray from 1998 to 2000. Schreier earned a bachelor's degree in economics and German from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

William Fitzgerald

Mr. William R. Fitzgerald is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fitzgerald has been the chairman and chief executive officer of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. since August 2000. Ascent Capital Group (formerly known as Ascent Media Group) is a publicly traded holding company whose current business operations are conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary, Monitronics, Inc., which offers business and home security alarm monitoring services. In addition, Mr. Fitzgerald previously served as senior vice president of Liberty Media Corporation from July 2000 to December 2012. Mr. Fitzgerald served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for AT&T Broadband (formerly known as Tele-Communications, Inc.) from 1998 to 2000, and as executive vice president, corporate development of TCI Communications, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tele-Communications, from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Fitzgerald was previously an investment banking partner with Daniels and Associates (now RBC Capital Markets), and he began his career as a commercial banker at The First National Bank of Chicago. Mr. Fitzgerald brings to our Board significant management experience from his more than 30 years in the media and telecommunications industries, including his current role as chairman and chief executive officer of Ascent Capital Group. In addition, Mr. Fitzgerald's experience as a partner at a middle-market investment bank and public company director provides valuable experience to our management and to the Board.

B. Kristine Johnson

Ms. B. Kristine Johnson is the independent director of the company,since february 2018 .she served as Lead Independent Director of Piper Jaffray Companies. Ms. Johnson has been president of Affinity Capital Management, a Minneapolis-based venture capital firm that invests primarily in seed and early-stage healthcare companies in the United States, since 2000. Ms. Johnson previously was employed for 17 years at Medtronic, Inc., a leading medical device manufacturer, serving most recently as senior vice president and chief administrative officer. Ms. Johnson has extensive experience in both the health care industry and the venture capital business, with the health care industry being one of the primary areas of focus of our investment banking business. Her deep ties to the health care industry and the venture capital business provide the Board with valuable insights and knowledge, both from a client and public company perspective.

Addison Piper

Mr. Addison L. Piper is an Independent Director of Piper Jaffray Companies. Mr. Piper worked for Piper Jaffray from 1969 through 2006, serving as chief executive officer from 1983 to 2000 and as chairman from 1988 to 2003. He also served as vice chairman of Piper Jaffray Companies following the completion of our spin-off from U.S. Bancorp, and retired from that role effective at the end of 2006. From 1998 through August 2006, Mr. Piper had responsibility for our venture and private capital fund activities. During his earlier career with Piper Jaffray, he served as assistant equity syndicate manager, director of securities trading, and director of sales and marketing. Mr. Piper has been a part of our company since 1969, serving in many roles, including chief executive officer. His experience with the company provides deep institutional knowledge as well as a comprehensive understanding of the financial services industry.

Sherry Smith

Ms. Sherry M. Smith is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Smith served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of SUPERVALU, INC., a grocery wholesaler and retailer, from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, she held the role of senior vice president of finance from 2005 to 2010, and senior vice president of finance and treasurer from 2002 to 2005. As a result of her roles at SUPERVALU and the public company boards that she has served on, Ms. Smith has extensive public company financial, accounting, and risk management experience, which provides valuable insight for a director of a publicly traded securities firm such as our company.

Scott Taylor

Mr. Scott C. Taylor is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Taylor serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Symantec Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed information security solutions company, a position he has held since August 2008. Mr. Taylor's prior experience includes positions as vice president and general counsel of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. and Narus, Inc. In addition, Mr. Taylor was previously an attorney at Pillsbury Madison and Sutro LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP).

Michele Volpi

Mr. Michele Volpi is an Independent Director of Piper Jaffray Companies, since February 3, 2010. Mr. Volpi has served as the chief executive officer of Praesidiad (formerly Betafence Corporate Services), a global provider of physical security solutions located in Belgium, since November 2011. Prior to joining Praesidiad, Mr. Volpi served as president, chief executive officer, and director of H.B. Fuller Company from December 2006 to November 2010. H.B. Fuller is a publicly traded company that manufactures and markets adhesives and specialty chemical products worldwide. Mr. Volpi has significant management experience, including from his current position as chief executive officer of Praesidiad and his previous role as president, chief executive officer, and director of H.B. Fuller Company. Mr. Volpi's extensive management experience, including his experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly traded company, provides valuable perspective, insight, and strategic guidance to our management and to the Board.

Thomas Smith

Mr. Thomas Gregory Smith is Chief Strategy Officer, IR Contact Officer of the Company. The position he has held since January 2016 ,which encompasses his roles as our head of strategy, corporate development, and investor relations. He joined Piper Jaffray in 1998 as a managing director in our technology investment banking group. He became head of corporate development in 2006 and head of investor relations in 2012.

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