Brean Capital’s Jack Miller Killed in Hurricane, Company Says

John “Jack” Miller, a managing director in fixed income at Brean Capital LLC, was among the people killed by Hurricane Sandy, the company said. He was 39.

Miller died after being struck by a tree that fell outside his Lloyd Harbor, New York, home on Oct. 29, according to a statement e-mailed today by Steve Corwen. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and two daughters, Reilly and Kelsey, the firm said.

Boomer Esiason, the former professional football player and sports broadcaster, told CBS News that Miller was evacuating his family from their house when the tree fell. Esiason, a friend and teammate on Miller’s recreational hockey team, said he was “stunned and saddened by the news,” CBS reported yesterday.

“Our office is deeply saddened by the loss of one of ours,” Corwen, a sales manager at New York-based Brean, said in the e-mail. “Jack had an incredible sense of humor and quick wit. We lost our ‘funny bone.’ ”

Miller had joined the company last month with a team from Gleacher & Co. as Brean expands into bonds. He’d been working with many in the group for more than five years, Corwen said. He previously had been at HSBC Holdings Plc. and Bear Stearns Cos.

“Jack Miller will be sorely missed by his family at Brean Capital and all others that knew him,” the company said.

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