NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Odeon Capital Group LLC (“Odeon”), the New York-based independent fixed income Broker-Dealer with investment banking and research services, today announced the opening of its first West Coast presence with the hiring of three seasoned veterans and a new office in Los Angeles, California.
“A financial services firm is only as good as its people”
“The further expansion of the Odeon value-add model is a big goal for us, and Los Angeles is the perfect place to enter the West Coast market,” said Evan Schwartzberg, co-Founder and Managing Partner of Odeon. “Joe, Dan and Randy each bring a unique level of expertise and experience and we are excited to have them join our firm.”
- Joe Gechtman – Managing Director – A securities industries veteran of over 25 years, Joe will be leading Odeon’s California Sales & Trading initiative. Joe began his career at Merrill Lynch where he ran the West Region Municipal Bond Underwriting effort. Following Merrill, he spent 10 years at Imperial Capital in their Distressed Sales & Trading effort, followed by stints at Gleacher & Co, and Oppenheimer & Co. Joe has an MBA from the University of Southern California.
- Dan Gechtman - Senior Vice President – Dan, an eleven year veteran of the fixed income business, has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and was previously an executive at AXT, Inc., Disney and Mattel Toys. Dan joins Odeon from Oppenheimer & Co.
- Randy Laufman, CFA – Senior Vice President – Randy brings eleven years of high yield, convertible and distressed research experience to Odeon’s corporate research team and will focus on energy, transportation among other sectors. Randy was previously with Imperial Capital.
“A financial services firm is only as good as its people,” said Mathew Van Alstyne, co-Founder and Managing Partner of Odeon. “In each market, we have industry leaders who continue to cultivate Odeon’s full-service model to our expanding network of clients. We will continue to look for opportunities to expand our presence in Los Angeles and elsewhere.”
The Los Angeles office marks the fourth domestic location for Odeon Capital Group, which was established in May of 2009. Odeon’s U.S.-based sales, trading and research team has its Headquarters in New York with branches in Chicago, and Greenwich.
About Odeon Capital Group LLC
Odeon Capital Group LLC (Member FINRA, SIPC and MSRB) is an independent full-service broker dealer and investment banking firm providing advice and execution on fundamental value and catalyst-driven situations through sales & trading, research and investment banking. Odeon is a full-service boutique broker/dealer to institutional clients and offers transparent, timely and complete services from origination through execution of experienced service that adds value in all markets. Odeon Capital Group LLC is headquartered in New York City. Visit www.odeoncap.com for more information.