Daily News: November 22, 2017

Piper Jaffray Names Carter New CFO


Piper Jaffray appointed Tim Carter chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2018. Carter will oversee all financial operations and report directly to Andrew Duff, Piper Jaffray chairman and CEO.

“During his two decades with Piper Jaffray, Tim has played a key role in multiple strategic corporate development actions that have helped shape the firm’s success,” Duff said. “As our business pursues the next phase of growth, his expertise and leadership will be critical.”

Carter currently serves as senior vice president of finance and treasurer at Piper Jaffray. He previously held various leadership positions in finance, including controller, chief accounting officer and treasurer. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, Carter worked in public accounting at Deloitte.

“Piper Jaffray has achieved record growth over the past few years, and now could not be a more exciting time for the firm,” Carter said. “I look forward to leveraging our momentum, advancing our strategic objectives and positioning the business for future success.”

As part of the firm’s planned succession, Carter will assume the CFO position from Deb Schoneman, who will remain at Piper Jaffray as global head of equities. Schoneman has served as CFO since 2008, and added oversight of the global equities organization to her role in June 2017. She will continue working closely with Carter through year-end to ensure a successful transition.

“I am thrilled to be leading our equity sales, trading and research franchise during a time when this business is seeing major transformation,” Schoneman said. “I have confidence in Tim’s ability to drive the firm’s strategic initiatives through effective capital management, financial discipline and strong leadership skills.”

“We thank Deb for her inventiveness and leadership as CFO. With her operational expertise and strategic acumen, she is the ideal leader to oversee our equities group,” Duff added.