Frank Dunlevy joined Cowen in early 2004 from Thomas Weisel Partners, where in 1998 he was one of four original founding partners. During his tenure at Thomas Weisel Partners, Mr. Dunlevy held various positions, including Co-Head of Investment Banking, Head of Equity Capital Markets, and Vice Chairman, Private Equity & Asset Management. Prior to that (1990-1998), he was a Senior Managing Director at Montgomery Securities, where he co-led the Consumer Group and co-founded and led the Education, Information Technology, and Business Services teams. From 1971 to 1989, Mr. Dunlevy was with the Investment Banking Department of The First Boston Corporation (Credit Suisse First Boston) in New York, London and San Francisco.
From 1966 to 1968, Mr. Dunlevy served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a member of the 101st & 82nd Airborne Divisions. He received a BS from Southern Methodist University in 1971, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees for 12 years (2000-12) and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board for the Finance and Athletic Committees and on the Executive Board of the S.M.U. Cox School of Business.
In 2014, he was honored as a “Distinguished Alumni” of the University and in 1999 of the Cox School of Business. Mr. Dunlevy played a key role in the early public financings for such major companies as Charles Schwab, Infosys, Kohl’s, Apollo Group, Magna International and Chipotle.