Jack Higgins joined Needham & Company in 2007 and is a Managing Director in the technology investment banking group. He has extensive experience advising private and public semiconductor, materials and industrial technology companies on equity financings and M&A advisory assignments. Previously, Jack was a senior banker at Janney Montgomery Scott for the firm’s information technology security effort. Prior to joining Janney, he spent four years with Adams Harkness, working in the semiconductor device and communications technology banking groups. Prior to working at Adams Harkness, Jack worked at Genuity (GTE Internetworking) in product management. He graduated from Colby College and received his MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
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David Townes co-founded Needham & Company in 1985. Having completed well over 100 IPO, Follow-on and M&A transactions at the firm, David has been responsible for many of the firm’s clients in semiconductors, semiconductor and electronics capital equipment, automation, engineering software, business services databases and software, high-frequency electronics, high-performance computing, terrestrial and space communications, advanced materials, lasers, photonics, photovoltaics, energy efficiency, display and imaging technologies, data storage technology, test and measurement equipment, medical devices, and a range of other technologies. Previously, he had been with Lehman Brothers for 13 years, working primarily with clients in the technology sector, but also in a wide range of other industries. He has an academic background in physics, economics, law and finance. He attended Oberlin College, University College, Oxford, Harvard Law School and NYU Business School.