Janney Capital Announces Promotions

Janney Capital Markets said Thursday that Brandon Eck and James McNaughton were made MDs of its investment banking group, while Brian Van der Waag and Andrew Kurz were named vice presidents. Eck and Kurz are both part of Janney’s technology & media group, while McNaughton works in the financial sponsor group and Van der Waag contributes to the infrastructure group.

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Janney Capital Markets today announced it has named Mr. Brandon Eck and Mr. James McNaughton as Managing Directors and Mr. Brian Van der Waag and Mr. Andrew Kurz as Vice Presidents in its Investment Banking Group.

Mr. Eck will continue to be a key member of the Technology & Media Group, where he has been a senior leader, spearheading Janney’s outsourcing and financial technology efforts for the past four years. “Brandon’s promotion to Managing Director represents an acknowledgement of the fine work he has done for clients, the depth of his industry knowledge and his commitment to building the Janney franchise,” said Chris White, Janney’s Head of Investment Banking. Mr. Eck brings extensive experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, fairness opinions and other financial advisory transactions.

Mr. Eck is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Management with a concentration in Finance.

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Mr. McNaughton will continue to play a significant role in the Financial Sponsors Group, coordinating the firm’s relationships across the U.S. “Jim’s efforts and work within the financial sponsors universe as well as his extensive advisory expertise continues to be invaluable to Janney’s success and we know that our clients benefit from his hard work and dedication,” said Mr. White. Mr. McNaughton brings extensive experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, fairness opinions and other financial advisory transactions.

Mr. McNaughton is a graduate of the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and NYU’s Stern School of Business with an M.B.A in Finance.

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As Vice President, Mr. Van der Waag will continue to contribute to the Infrastructure Group. “Brian has made a strong impact within our group over the past few years and deserves to be recognized for his valuable contributions,” said Joe Culley, Janney’s Head of Infrastructure Investment Banking. Mr. Van der Waag’s promotion further strengthens Janney’s infrastructure and industrials coverage.

Mr. Van der Waag is a graduate of Georgetown University with both a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A.

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Mr. Kurz, a member of Janney’s Technology & Media Group, has been named a Vice President.  His promotion strengthens Janney’s technology sector coverage. “Andy has been a key member of the technology group, whether taking the lead on deal execution or working with other bankers to provide client solutions,” said Peter Blackwood, Janney’s Head of Technology & Media Investment Banking.  “We are excited to see him take this next step, and look forward to his continued contribution to the team,” commented Mr. Blackwood.

Mr. Kurz is a graduate of Hamilton College with a B.A. in Economics.