Four Experienced Managing Directors join in Q4 2023.

PHILADELPHIA - Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management, capital markets, and asset management firm, has announced the addition of four Managing Directors who deepen the expertise and leadership in key verticals within the firm’s Capital Markets Group. 

Matt Pennino, Managing Director, and Per-Arne (P.A.) Weiner, Co-Head of Fintech, have joined the Investment Banking team. Robert Biggs, Head of Portfolio Strategies, and Bill Reisner, Head of Municipal Finance, have joined the Fixed Income team.

“We continue to capitalize on opportunities to enhance the depth of our team through strategic acquisitions, lift-outs, and hires,” said Joe Culley, Head of Janney’s Capital Markets Group. “We’re pleased to welcome this talented group of experienced professionals to Janney and look forward to their leadership as we continue to grow.”

About the new Managing Directors: 

  • Matt Pennino – Managing Director, Investment Banking (Specialty Finance). Matt joins our Specialty Finance practice with over 20 years of middle-market experience advising specialty finance clients on M&A and capital-raising transactions. Before Janney, he was a Managing Director with Bryant Park Capital. He has also held senior roles with Piper Sandler, Gleacher & Co., and Jefferies.
  • Per-Arne (P.A.) Weiner – Managing Director, Co-Head of Fintech Investment Banking. P.A. will be responsible for co-leading our growing Fintech group. He has over 25 years of relevant industry experience and specializes in M&A, private placements, and capital raising for financial technology and software companies. Before Janney, he was a Managing Director at Truist Securities and has previously served as Head of Fintech Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets, Partner at Gleacher & Company, and Founder and Co-Head of Fintech Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank.
  • Robert Biggs – Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Strategies (Fixed Income). Robert joins Janney with nearly 10 years of experience working with financial institutions and sales and trading professionals to identify opportunities for maximizing revenue while meeting organizational needs. He previously served as Managing Director of the Fixed Income Strategy Group at SouthState|DuncanWilliams, where he led a team of depository-focused strategists to help banks and credit unions meet revenue goals while balancing liquidity needs, credit risk, and balance sheet interest rate risk.
  • Bill Reisner – Managing Director, Head of Municipal Finance. Bill brings over 20 years of industry experience to Janney and will be responsible for ensuring a cohesive strategy across all areas of our municipal business. Before Janney, Bill was Head of Public Finance Investment Banking at Oppenheimer & Co., where he helped raise its profile within the municipal industry through strategic hires, refocused sector coverage, and new offices and acquisition. He has also been directly involved in over $230 billion of transaction par, spanning 500+ deals in various roles.

Janney’s Capital Markets Group comprises more than 250 professionals who provide investment banking, equities, and fixed income expertise to corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. Janney has consistently ranked as one of the top middle-market capital markets firms in the U.S. and has completed 283 capital markets and M&A transactions aggregating $46.5 billion in value over the last three years.

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