DA Davidson strengthens technology research with the hiring of Rudy Kessinger

NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –DA Davidson & Co. announced today that the company has strengthened its institutional research team and technology coverage by hiring Rudy Kessinger as a senior research analyst. Kessinger will be responsible for covering the enterprise software companies.

“Rudy has an exceptional ability to communicate unique perspectives to clients in an ever-changing and highly dynamic industry,” said Monte Giese, president of equity capital markets at DA Davidson. “This comes from his clear understanding of the software industry and its trends. The company is committed to increasing its presence in this area and currently has approximately 45 professionals on Equity Capital Markets who are dedicated to providing in-depth expertise and valuable insights to our clients in the field of technology.

Kessinger previously worked for Craig-Hallum Capital Group, where he developed his expertise primarily in the areas of customer engagement, contact centers, content delivery and payroll. He joins an award-winning institutional research team of 19 research analysts who cover approximately 350 publicly traded companies in four industry verticals. With the recent announcement acquisition of Marlin & Associés, DA Davidson will have approximately 60 professionals in its exclusively technology-focused equity capital markets group. Since 2019, the combined group has completed more than 40 advisory operations and raised more than $ 20 billion in total capital through more than 35 public offerings. On September 9, 2021, the team will welcome its 20e annual software and Internet conference, with the participation of over 500 public and private companies and institutional investors.

DA Davidson Equity Capital Markets Group provides services and products in the capital markets which include investment banking, institutional sales, commerce, research and business services. The company’s industry-focused research team is supported by a dedicated group of sales and trade professionals.

About DA Davidson Companies

DA Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services company providing a range of financial services and advice to individuals, businesses, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 and based in Montana, with offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,400 employees and offices in 28 states.

Subsidiaries include: DA Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm based in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and markets services and advice fixed income capital; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management company; DA Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment advisor who provides portfolio and advisory services in fixed income securities.

For information, visit dadavidson.com.

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