The last time I spoke with Jeff Rosenkranz was March 2008, just after he stepped down as head of mid-market banking with Piper Jaffray. Pretty good timing, and Rosenkranz enjoyed semi-retirement while the economy burned.
Now he’s back, launching a new mid-market investment bank called Metronome Partners.
“I loved the time I had with my family over the last couple of years, but I began to get an itch to get back into the business last winter,” Rosenkranz told me this afternoon. “I thought long and hard about whether to join a bigger firm or do something on my own, and ultimately decided to do it on my own. I think it’s the relationships that matter the most, and wanted to do it in a way that can really focus on the quality of advice, rather than the quantity.”