EVP, Head of Investment Banking
SPECIALTY / INDUSTRY FOCUS: Financial institutions, FinTech
Burke Dempsey is executive vice president and head of investment banking for Wedbush Securities. His personal specialty is investment banking for financial institutions and fintech companies. He is a member of Wedbush’s Executive, Underwriting and Fairness Opinion Committees. During his over 35 years of covering financial services, tech, media and analytics companies he has executed over 240 publicly announced transactions worth nearly $70 billion. Dempsey has helped companies position for, and execute watershed mergers and IPOs.
Dempsey’s expansive knowledge of the global financial services landscape have elevated him to a trusted resource across all Wedbush business lines, and in the LA community where he regularly hosts teach-ins and dinners for local executives discussing new business models and technologies shaping the financial industry. In the past year, he has recruited four managing directors to build on the Technology/Media/Telcom (“TMT”), Consumer and Financial Institutions groups.
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