Mr. Franks is a Managing Director and Head of Convertible and Equity-Linked Products at Cowen. Prior to joining Cowen in 2015, Mr. Franks served as Managing Director with JMP Securities where he headed their Convertible Capital Markets group. Previously, he served as Executive Director and Head of Convertible and Equity-Linked Capital Markets group at Oppenheimer.
Mr. Franks has held similar roles at Piper Jaffray and RBC Capital Markets where he originated, structured and priced convertible and equity-linked financing solutions. Mr. Franks also served as desk analyst on Thomas Weisel Partners convertible trading desk and as credit analyst in UBS’ credit risk management group.
Mr. Franks received a BA in Accounting and Finance from The Nottingham Trent University.