James Student

Mr. Student has been leading technology investment banker for nearly three decades. His experience includes roles at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Wasserstein Perella, Presidio, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. As a Managing Director with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein/Wasserstein Perella, James was Co-Head of Americas Corporate Finance, Co-Head of the Global Telecommunications, Media and Technology Group and Head of the Global Technology Group. Previously, Mr. Student was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in New York, London, San Francisco, and Menlo Park. With over twenty-five years of investment banking experience, Mr. Student has worked on many notable transactions, including Thomson/Hughes, Harmonic/Entone, TPG/Isola, LSI Logic/C-Cube, LSI Logic/Symbios, Genesis Microchip/Pixelworks, Genesis Microchip/Sage, Alcatel/IBM’s CallPathDivision, Micron/Texas Instruments’ DRAM assets, Micron $500 million convertible note, Micron Freescale IPO (Motorola), NAVTEQ IPO (Phillips), Spansion IPO (AMD), Silicon Graphics/MIPS recapitalization and MIPS $230 million secondary offering, Octel/Lucent, Synoptics/Wellfleet, Vista Equity (SER Systems)/Gores, RootsWeb.com/MyFamily.com, Lockheed/Martin Marietta, Portland General/Enron, Mattel/Fisher-Price, Primerica/Smith Barney, Eldec/Crane Aerospace, Magma Power/California Energy, UNIX/Novell, Transamerica-Occidental/Aegon and Xircom/Intel.
Mr. Student graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and received an M.B.A. with Academic Honors from Harvard Business School.