Jack Giacomo Monopoli has joined US Capital Partners as senior vice president.

Prior to US Capital Partners, Monopoli was managing director and head of Corporate Services Trading at Merriman Capital in San Francisco. He served as a trading liaison to the firm’s corporate clients and as a market maker and trader for its institutional, family office and high-net-worth investor clients.

Before joining Merriman Capital, Monopoli was at ThinkEquity Partners in San Francisco, where he was head of Trading and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Monopoli also served as a managing director at US Bancorp Piper Jaffray and as a principal at Thomas Weisel Partners.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Jack to the firm,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “Jack brings many years of experience in capital markets and in institutional investor services to US Capital Partners, as well as advisory expertise in capital formation. He will be responsible for all aspects of US Capital Partners’ debt and equity business development, advisory services, and client relationship management.”

Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Partners is a private investment bank that makes direct debt investments, participates in debt facilities, and has wide distribution for debt and equity private placements for small and medium-sized businesses.