Aegis Capital is pleased to announce Michael Siek has joined the firm as a Senior Managing Director of Aegis Capital Ventures (a division of Aegis Capital), formerly President of Spencer Trask Ventures. Also joining Aegis Capital Ventures are Steven Nicholson, Managing Director, and Kimberly De Gennaro, Sales Operations, both formerly of Spencer Trask Ventures. This team has a combined 40 plus years of experience in the Venture Capital business.

New York, NY December 9, 2014, Michael has 25 years of providing specialty financing advice regarding emerging private companies. He has spent the past 17 years working at Spencer Trask most recently serving as the Firms President. Michael started his career at Lehman Brothers and is currently registered with General Securities, Principle/Supervisor and State Securities licenses.

Steven has spent the last 12 years working at Spencer Trask Ventures, most recently as Senior Managing Director. He came to the financial service industry after running a family business. Kimberly worked at Spencer Trask Ventures for over 3 years, most recently as Executive Assistant to the President. Prior to that, she spent her career at JP Morgan Private Bank and UBS.

Aegis Capital CEO Robert Eide Commented: “We are excited to be working with Michael and his team and look forward to the continual expansion of our private equity offerings”.

Aegis Capital Head of Business Development Phil Michals Commented: “The addition of Michael, Steven and Kimberly continues to expand our foot print in the private and venture capital space.”

About Aegis- Aegis Capital has been in business for the past 30 years and maintains a conflict free service platform catering to the needs of private clients, institutions and corporations. Aegis Capital Corporation was founded in 1984 by, the current CEO and Chairman. Aegis origins were based on servicing the specific needs of its customer base. Today, we have become a premiere full-service investment banking firm with twenty locations and employees stretching from Florida to Rochester, NY. We have clients in all 50 states and overseas. Aegis has been able to bring quality service through its clearing relationships of RBC and Apex.

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