Chief Executive Officer
Mark Lehmann is Chief Executive Officer of JMP Group and its primary operating subsidiary, JMP Securities. He is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Prior to joining JMP in 2003, Mark served both as the Global Director of Institutional Sales and as the Global Director of Equity Research at Banc of America Securities after working as an institutional salesperson at the firm and its predecessor, Montgomery Securities, for 11 years.
Mark holds a JD from the New York University School of Law and a BS in accountancy from the University of Illinois. He is a CPA.
Director of Equities
James O’Day is a Managing Director and is Director of Equities at JMP Securities. James is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
James previously served as JMP’s head of institutional sales. Prior to joining JMP, James was a structured credit trader at CypressTree Investments.
James holds a BA from Northeastern University.
Chief Operating Officer
Tom Wright is Chief Operating Officer of JMP Securities. He is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
From 2013 until early 2023, Tom additionally served as the firm’s Director of Equities. Before joining JMP, Tom served as global head of trading at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. for eight years. During the ten prior years, he held a variety of leadership positions at Merrill Lynch & Co., most recently as head of European equity trading and sales trading and previously as head of U.S. equity trading and sales trading. Tom was also a vice president and Nasdaq sales trader at Goldman Sachs & Co. for eight years. He began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. on the Nasdaq desk in 1983.
Tom received an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a BS in economics and finance from Boston College.
Head of Investment Banking
Gavin Slader is a Managing Director and is head of investment banking at JMP Securities. He also serves as head of mergers and acquisitions. Gavin is a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Prior to joining JMP, Gavin was a senior banker in the technology, media and telecommunications investment banking group at UBS Investment Bank, sharing oversight of the west coast technology mergers and acquisitions practice. Gavin previously held investment banking roles at Piper Jaffray & Co., Credit Suisse First Boston, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions throughout. He began his Wall Street career in Deutsche Bank’s leveraged finance group.
Gavin holds a BA from Claremont McKenna College, graduating with dual degrees in economics and accounting.