CHAIRMAN, CEO, ROTH CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC
WHY: Runs largest investment bank based in OC. Has raised close to $60B for small cap companies and completed 335 merger, acquisitions, and advisory assignments. Host of biggest annual finance conference in South OC at Ritz- Carlton.
RECENT: Created new blank check firm, raised $75M in May to buy a private company and take it public via reverse merger; no deal struck as of October.
NOTABLE: Other business interests include Rx3 LLC, “a $50 million influencer fund focused on consumer brands,” and which counts Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as a partner.
2020 HOBBIES: “I’ve become much more involved in outdoor exercises, daily Crystal Cove beach walks with my family, biking Newport coast, and using my connected fitness rower – the Hydrow.”