The securities business is a people-oriented service business. At Sutter, we believe our most important resource is our staff of professionals who have personally served scores of governmental, corporate and individual clients and investors over the past four decades.
Frank Soriano, Sutter's senior public finance banking professional has over 40 years experience in public finance. Frank was a senior officer at PaineWebber (and its predecessor firms) before co-founding Sutter. The firm's senior corporate finance professionals, Robert A. Muh (a co-founder of Sutter), Gilbert E. Matthews, Raymond Aronson and Michael Jacks have more than 200 years of combined experience as investment bankers. Sutter's principals have been directly responsible for the combined origination of more than $15 billion of fixed-income and equity issues during their careers.
Joseph M. DuCote (a co-founder of Sutter) oversees the firm's trading and sales effort. Joe has more than 30 years of fixed income experience, provides the insight and innovation required to successfully complete transactions advantageous to the firm's clients in today's highly competitive financial environment. Gilbert Matthews, the head of the firm's litigation support practice, has over 40 years of industry experience and has had responsibility for over 1000 fairness opinions and valuations. Ray Aronson is one of the industry's most experienced professionals in all phases of securities processing, clearing and regulatory requirements. Bob Muh has been the advisor to the debtor in possession or the creditors in numerous bankruptcy cases and he has extensive experience in all phases of mergers, public offerings and private placements.
The senior members of our sales staff average 35 years in the securities business and have a well-established network of domestic and international clients. Please see our staff directory and biographies highlighting the depth of our staff.