James Kissane


Managing Director and Co-Head, Information and Technology Services

Jim Kissane is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Cowen’s Information and Technology Services Investment Banking group. Prior to Cowen, Mr. Kissane was a Partner and senior investment banker at Stone Key Partners, where he co-headed the firm’s Commercial Technology Advisory practice.

Previously, he was a senior, highly ranked equity research analyst covering the Information and Technology Services sector for 24 years (Salomon Brothers, 9 years; Bear Stearns, 11 years; Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, 3 years; and Credit Suisse, 1 year). Mr. Kissane’s research was recognized by Institutional Investor magazine with more than 20 separate rankings over his career. He was also recognized for the quality of his research by Greenwich Associates, Bloomberg Markets, Reuters, and TheStreet.com. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kissane has helped many leading payment and fintech companies access the capital markets, including First Data, Vantiv, Verisk, NetSpend, iPayment, PayPal, BISYS, and Alliance Data Systems.

Mr. Kissane holds a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.


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