Orange County Business Journal

New Head of Tech for Roth Capital

Jane Yu Thursday, June 7, 2012

Newport Beach-based investment bank Roth Capital Partners has appointed Richard deNey as a managing director and head of technology investment banking.

Roth Capital is the fourth-largest financial adviser in Orange County, with more than 90 representatives in the Newport Beach office. It has helped its technology clients raise about $1.2 billion in more than 40 transactions over the past five years.

DeNey arrives from New York-based investment banking and asset management firm Needham & Co., where he spent eight years as a managing director and led mergers and acquisitions.

He began his career at New York-based First Boston Corp., which was acquired by Zurich, Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Group AG in 1990. DeNey later spent time at Electronic Data Systems in Plano, Texas, as a senior vice president.

“Having closed 144 mergers and acquisitions transactions with a total value of $13.6 billion under his previous leadership role, Rick brings outstanding credentials that will help us drive the expansion of our mergers and acquisitions advisory services practice,” said Byron Roth, chairman and chief executive of Roth Capital.