Chief Legal Officer
Walter Conroy is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of JMP Group.
Prior to joining JMP, Walter was General Counsel at Sungevity, Inc., a solar power company, managing all aspects of the company’s legal affairs. He previously served as Head of Legal for the global special situations group at SunEdison. Before making the transition to industry, Walter was a Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where his practice included a broad range of M&A, corporate and securities transactions. He began his legal career at Chadbourne & Parke LLP concentrating on M&A and corporate finance.
Walter holds a JD from Fordham Law School and a BA from Cornell University.
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Mike Hartig is a Managing Director and is Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of JMP Group.
Prior to joining JMP, Mike was Senior Director of Information Technology at Vista Equity Partners, overseeing all IT operations. He was previously Director of West Coast Operations at EZE Castle Integration, a technology and consulting firm focused on the hedge fund industry, where he was responsible for the IT operations and technological growth of 70 financial services firms. Earlier in his career, Mike served as Chief Technology Officer of Seasons Capital Management. Mike is a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Chief Financial Officer
President, Harvest Capital Strategies
Ray Jackson is a Managing Director and is Chief Financial Officer of JMP Group. He also serves as President of Harvest Capital Strategies.
Prior to joining JMP, Ray was corporate controller and an executive officer at Redwood Trust, a publicly traded mortgage REIT. He was previously a senior manager for three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the financial services and banking industry practice in San Francisco. He also spent five years with KPMG as a senior audit manager and audit manager in San Francisco and the UK and spent three years with Deloitte & Touche in the UK.
Ray holds a BS degree with honors from Loughborough University in England and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Chief Compliance Officer
Adrienne Tam is a Managing Director and is Chief Compliance Officer of JMP Securities.
Prior to joining JMP, Adrienne was Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Merriman Capital. She previously served in the compliance department at Pacific Growth Equities. Earlier in her career, she worked in corporate services at both Thomas Weisel Partners and Robertson Stephens and held various equity sales and trading roles at UBS Warburg, Montgomery Asset Management, Swiss Bank Corporation, and Montgomery Securities.
Adrienne holds a BS in agricultural and managerial economics from University of California, Davis.
Director of Financial Technology Research
Head of Business Development
Devin Ryan is a Managing Director and equity research analyst covering investment banks, brokers, asset managers, and specialty lenders. As Director of Financial Technology Research, Devin stewards JMP Securities’ coverage of fintech companies that exist at the intersection of traditional finance and technological innovation. Additionally, Devin serves as Head of Business Development for JMP Securities, leveraging his industry expertise and longstanding relationships within the capital markets and financial technology sectors to help chart the future of the firm.
Prior to joining JMP Securities in 2013, Devin spent more than eight years in equity research at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, concluding his tenure there as a Managing Director and senior analyst while covering a range of companies in the capital markets industry with business lines spanning investment banking and securities trading, asset and wealth management, and retail and commercial banking. During his time at Sandler O’Neill, Devin was a three-time winner of the top spot in his sector in an annual ranking of all U.S. equity research analysts conducted by StarMine and published in The Financial Times. He began his Wall Street career in the institutional investor group at Citigroup Smith Barney.
Devin holds a BBA in management information systems from University of Notre Dame.