Byron Roth

Byron Roth

Chairman, CEO, Roth Capital Partners

WHY: Largest investment bank based in Orange County. Has raised more than $57B for small cap companies and completed 335 merger, acquisitions, and advisory assignments. Host of biggest annual finance conference in South OC at Ritz-Carlton. Settled dispute with predecessor owner and fellow OC 500 Walter Cruttenden and invested in latter’s big hit, Acorns.

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RECENT: Raised $50M fund RX3 with Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers and firm’s Nate Raabe to invest in growth-stage venture capital; has invested thus far in Cruttenden’s Blast, Hydrow, CorePower Yoga and Privé Revaux Eyewear.

QUOTABLE: “I like raising capital for companies. There is nothing better.”

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