D.A. Davidson Strengthens Technology Research with the Hiring of Rudy Kessinger

July 15, 2021

Firm continues to build on momentum in software

D.A. Davidson & Co. announced today that the firm has deepened its institutional research team and technology coverage by hiring Rudy Kessinger as a senior research analyst. Kessinger will be responsible for covering enterprise software companies.

“Rudy has an exceptional ability to communicate unique perspectives to clients across an ever-evolving and highly-dynamic industry,” said Monte Giese, president of Equity Capital Markets at D.A. Davidson. “This comes from his clear understanding of the software sector and its trends. The firm is committed to growing our presence in this area, and currently has approximately 45 professionals across Equity Capital Markets focused on providing deep expertise and valuable perspectives to our clients within technology.”

Kessinger was previously with Craig-Hallum Capital Group where he built his expertise predominately across the customer engagement, contact center, content delivery and payroll sectors. He joins an award-winning institutional research team of 19 research analysts that provide coverage of approximately 350 publicly traded companies across four core industry verticals. With the recently announced acquisition of Marlin & Associates, D.A. Davidson will have approximately 60 professionals across its Equity Capital Markets group solely focused on technology. Since 2019, the combined group has completed over 40 advisory transactions and raised more than $20 billion in total capital across more than 35 public offerings. On September 9, 2021, the team will host its 20th annual software & internet conference, with over 500 public and private companies and institutional investors in attendance.

D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets group provides capital markets services and products that include investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. The firm’s industry-driven research team is supported by a dedicated group of sales and trading professionals.

About D.A. Davidson Companies

D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Montana, with corporate offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,400 employees and offices in 28 states.

Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services, and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services.

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