SOURCE: Pacific Growth Equities, LLC

August 21, 2007 13:42 ET

Pacific Growth Equities Announces New Head of Institutional Sales

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - Pacific Growth Equities, an investment bank specializing in and focused on emerging growth companies, announced today that Chris Dodge has been promoted to Head of Institutional Sales.

Pacific Growth Equities also announced that John C. Coleman, who has run Institutional Sales for over a decade, has been named a Vice Chairman of the Firm and will now focus his efforts on broadening out institutional client relationships.

"Chris' vision and energy, combined with his proven Wall Street experience, will build on the foundation that John has created, and will continue to strengthen our brand and our business," said Gregory Ingram, Head of Equity Capital Markets.

"Since joining Pacific Growth over ten years ago, John's leadership and contributions to the Firm have been immeasurable," said Thomas J. Dietz, Co-Chief Executive Officer. "As he steps away from the day-to-day management of the Sales department and focuses on his new role, we know John will continue to bring the absolute best counsel to the Firm's clients as they navigate this ever changing marketplace."

Chris joined Pacific Growth Equities in 2002 from Robertson Stephens where he was a principal in the institutional sales division. Prior to Robertson Stephens, Chris was a business analyst in the strategy and business development divisions for Pacific Telesis Group. He got his start on Wall Street in 1993 as a financial analyst in the technology investment banking division of Smith Barney. Chris received his MBA from Harvard University and his BA from Yale University.

John joined Pacific Growth Equities in 1996 as Head of Sales from Morgan Stanley & Company where he spent 16 years in institutional sales and was the senior sales representative on the West Coast. Prior to his career at Morgan, John was with Wells Fargo Investment Advisors. John received his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and his BA from Whitman College.

About Pacific Growth Equities, LLC

Pacific Growth Equities is an investment bank specializing in and focused on emerging growth companies. With offices in San Francisco and Boston, the Firm's principal areas of focus are within the life sciences and technology sectors as well as identifying special growth situations. Employee owned, Pacific Growth Equities offers a full range of investment banking and brokerage services including public equity offerings, private equity offerings, proprietary sell-side research, and M&A and strategic advisory services. For more information, please visit the website at Member NASD, SIPC.

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