Managing Director, Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking
Tom Schnettler is Vice Chairman of Piper Jaffray Companies, and Managing Director in the merchant banking group. In his merchant banking role, Schnettler serves as Co-CEO of PJC Capital Partners LLC, the registered investment adviser to the Piper Jaffray merchant banking private funds. He initiated the merchant banking business at Piper Jaffray in 2008 and has overseen the division since that time. Schnettler also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Piper Jaffray from 2008 to 2011, and as Chief Financial Officer between 2006 and 2008. Prior to that, Schnettler served as Head of the Piper Jaffray corporate and institutional services business beginning in 2002, and as Head/Co-Head of investment banking beginning in 2000. From 1989 to 2000, he co-founded and led the healthcare investment banking group. Schnettler joined the Piper Jaffray investment banking group in 1986.
Schnettler has served on the board of or held board observation responsibility for the following portfolio companies: Torax Medical, Sapphire, OrthoAccel and Sport Ngin. Over the course of his career, he has served many not-for-profit organizations including Saint John’s University, The Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the American Heart Association.
Schnettler graduated from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.