December 05, 2016 11:00 AM ET

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Company Overview of Wedbush Securities Inc.

Company Overview

Wedbush Securities Inc. provides securities brokerage and investment banking services. The firm offers mergers and acquisitions, valuation, leveraged and management buyouts, private placements, initial and secondary public equity offerings, fairness opinions, and strategic partnerships advisory services. Additionally, it provides security brokerage, retirement planning, personal banking, securities lending, margin landing, cash management, equity research, and insurance services. It caters to consumer products, financial services, healthcare, and technology sectors. Wedbush Securities Inc. was formerly known as Wedbush Morgan Securities Inc. and changed its name in 2009. The firm was founded...

1000 Wilshire Boulevard

Suite 900

Los Angeles, CA 90017-2457

United States

Founded in 1955





Key Executives for Wedbush Securities Inc.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 84
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Committee
Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 59
Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing
Head of Sales, Senior Vice President and Head of Proprietary Trading Group Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Wedbush Securities Inc. Key Developments

Wedbush Securities Welcomes Natalie A. Svider as Vice President, Public Relations

Wedbush Securities welcomed Natalie A. Svider as its new Vice President, Public Relations. With more than 20 years of experience in public relations, Natalie brings a depth of knowledge, media relationships, and strategic vision to the Marketing Department. Natalie joinsWedbush after running her own consultancy practice where she represented clients in a variety of sectors including entertainment, non-profit, cyber security, and social media marketing. Prior to that, she was a Senior Account Supervisor with global public relations firm, Ruder Finn, where she worked with both private and publically held companies on the agency's roster. Natalie began her public relations career as an Executive Assistant to the Head of Television Publicity at Warner Bros.

Superior Court of the State of California Approves Voluntary Dismissal of the Purported Stockholder Class Action Complaint Filed Against Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Wedbush Securities Inc

On October 31, 2016, the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Alameda (the Court) approved a voluntary dismissal of the purported stockholder class action complaint filed in the Court on September 26, 2016 against certain members of the board of directors and certain executives of Carbylan Therapeutics Inc., as well as against KalVista Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Wedbush Securities Inc. and certain unknown employees of Wedbush, entitled Laidlaw v. Carbylan Therapeutics Inc., et al., Case No. RG16832665.

Wedbush Securities Announces Management Appointments

Wedbush Securities announced the addition of three senior research analysts and the promotion of Gil Luria, the company senior analyst to director of research at the firm. Over his 11 years at the company. Mr. Luria's focus will be on maintaining the highest standards of research while growing and supporting the award winning research team. Mr. Luria will serve as a mentor to the many talented younger members of the department. He will report directly to Wedbush Equities Division Co-Heads Kirsten Fraunces and Ian Winer. The company announced its further expansion of its equity research department with recent senior analyst additions: Moshe Katri, managing director, covering the IT Services and Business Services sectors, Jay McCanless, senior vice president covering the Home Building sector, and Christopher Svezia, senior vice president covering the Footwear and Apparel sector. Moshe Katri joins the firm as a managing director, covering the IT Services sector. Moshe has been a senior analyst in the IT/Business Services sector since the late 1990's. Jay McCanless joins the firm as senior vice president, covering Homebuilders. He has 12 years of experience covering homebuilders, REITs, building products, and home furnishings.

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