Jay Hershey is a Managing Director and oversees the Venture Services effort for Piper Jaffray’s Corporate & Venture Services team. Jay also works closely with the firm’s Investment Banking clients within the Clean Technology and Consumer sectors. Jay’s expertise is in the advisory and execution of exit strategies for clients with large equity positions. Over his 17 year career at Piper Jaffray, he has successfully advised and executed well over 1.5 billion shares in equity transactions.
Jay plays a leadership and business development role within the Corporate & Venture Services team. Jay played a key role in establishing the existing Corporate & Venture Services team for Piper Jaffray. Jay founded the Piper Jaffray-Cooley LLC Venture Capital Roundtable in 2001 where annually he is a featured speaker. Jay has been a speaker at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) 2011 & 2012 Advanced Venture Capital programs.
Jay graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Iowa.