P. Niemiec, CFA
Tom Niemiec has a career that spans approximately 40 years in investment banking, securities research and business advisory working with early stage and startup ventures. As much as 50% of his time has been spent with medical related ventures although he has extensive experience with manufacturing and software companies as well. He is a Senior Advisor in the Investment Banking Group at The Oak Ridge Financial Services Group, Inc. and founder of Wilshire Venture Group, LLC where Tom provides advice to early stage companies.
Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst and began his career as an equity research analyst and later concentrated on corporate finance activities such as initial public offerings, private placements, bridge financings, merger and acquisition advisory work, and business valuations and fairness opinions. Tom has extensive financing experience having raised hundreds of millions of dollars for early stage companies in industries such as medical devices, manufacturing, software, and electronics. He has worked as acting CFO in turning around several distressed companies and as owner of a broker-dealer understands the challenges that entrepreneurs face with their new ventures. He has extensive experience conducting due diligence including attending numerous conferences and tradeshows from factory automation and computer to cardiovascular and orthopedic. Tom also has extensive experience in preparing business valuations and fairness opinions for a variety of engagements.
Tom’s background includes Managing Director of Oak Ridge Financial Services Group, Inc., Managing Director of Craig-Hilum Capital Group LLC, Managing Director of Manchester Financial Group, LLC, Senior Vice President of Dougherty Summit Securities, Founder of Investment Directions, Inc., and Senior Vice President and Technology Research Analyst for Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood.
Tom graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Finance. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Minnesota. He has authored a number of articles, spoken at conferences for a variety of organizations and testified as an expert witness in a number of court cases.