Randall Wooster is chief executive of Imperial Capital, a full-service investment bank offering capital market and advisory services, institutional sales and trading and research capabilities to companies and institutional investors. Wooster founded the company in 1997. He previously was a managing director at Imperial’s predecessor firm, where he managed the sales and trading group. He also previously served as the head trader for institutional investment adviser Canyon Partners Inc. He got his start as a trader and analyst for R. D. Smith & Co. and was with the tax department of Arthur Andersen & Co. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from New York University and an MBA from Duke University.