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Andrew Kramer

Managing Director

Mr. Kramer is a Managing Director of Investment Banking.  He has extensive experience with transaction structuring, trading, due diligence, and valuation. Mr. Kramer previously worked with Ardent Advisors, a consulting firm that provides corporate advisory services for early stage companies. Prior to Ardent, Mr. Kramer worked as a Sales Associate in the VIP Client Division at Sony Electronics. He received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Andrew MacPherson

Mr. MacPherson has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry in corporate finance, sell side research, and strategic consulting.  Mr. MacPherson previously worked at AmeriTech Advisors, a NYC based boutique investment bank focused on the healthcare and technology industries.  In 2006 Mr. MacPherson founded Diagnostics Intelligence Group (DIG), a strategic consulting firm focused on the healthcare diagnostics industry.  Prior to founding DIG, Mr. MacPherson was the Director of Research for Infinium Securities, a healthcare investment bank with offices in San Francisco and Toronto.  Previously, he headed the business development efforts of Health Hero Network, an early-stage healthcare technology company.  He has also held positions in health care equity research at Volpe Brown Whelan and both equity research and corporate finance at Salomon Brothers.  Mr. MacPherson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Series 79 license.

 

Hebe Q. Xu

Senior Vice President

Ms. Xu joined the firm in 2008. She is a Senior Vice President in the Investment Banking Group where she interacts directly with Chinese executives to assist their performance as a public company in the U.S. She advises clients on communication withauditors, attorneys and other market professionals. She also specializes in market/industry analysis, valuation analysis, due diligence and cross boarder transactions. She earned a M.A. in Economics from New York University and a B.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering with distinction from Sun Yat-Sen University (formerly Zhongshan University). She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

 

MICHAEL EPSTEIN

Associate

Mr. Epstein joined the firm as a banker in 2018. He focuses on modeling, presentation analysis and diligence. He earned a B.S. degree in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Mr. Epstein holds a Series 79 license.

 

Robert Brand

Vice President

Mr. Brand joined TriPoint in 2015. He concentrates on the origination and underwriting of senior & junior debt, mezzanine debt and various private & public equity financings across all major sectors. Prior to joining TriPoint, he was an Associate at Imperium Global Partners, Inc. where he focused on raising equity and underwriting various debt offerings for companies in the healthcare, energy, consumer and tech sectors. Prior to Imperium, Mr. Brand was an investment banking Analyst on the Underwriting team of Jefferies Finance LLC, a joint-venture between Jefferies & Company and Babson Capital, where he helped underwrite 13 transactions worth $2.5BN. Mr. Brand graduated from Lehigh University in 2011 with a B.S. in Finance.  Mr. Brand holds Series 63 and 79 licenses.

 

Raymond A. Catroppa, CFA

Vice President

Mr. Catroppa has been a financial services professional for over 30 years and has worked with well known Wall Street firms such as CS First Boston, First Manhattan Corporation and Neuberger Berman.  He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member for public clothing designer Horiyoshi Worldwide, Inc. as well as Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications for Quadrant 4 System Corporation. His background includes working in capital markets, finance, business development and corporate governance.  Mr. Catroppa has worked to enhance shareholder value for many public companies by focusing on the investment process to increase shareholder value, raise capital and promote corporate transparency. He has also worked with private companies to help position them to become publicly traded corporations. Mr. Catroppa earned an MBA from Fordham University and attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He holds the Series 7, 79 & 63 licenses.