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Thomas Weisel expands research and private client services


Thomas Weisel Partners, a growth-focused investment bank, has added three professionals in its research and private client services groups.

Charles Chon has joined as a senior healthcare analyst covering medical devices, Jordan Rohan has joined as a senior analyst covering internet services and Michael Smith has joined as a managing director in private client services focused on Canada.

"The additions of these three professionals demonstrate our commitment to building out our brokerage platform. We are confident that their relationships and experience will make an immediate contribution to the Firm and our clients will benefit significantly," says Thomas W. Weisel (pictured), chairman and chief executive of Thomas Weisel Partners.

"Charles and Jordan are highly ranked analysts with proven track records in their respective sectors. Michael’s proven management skills coupled with his commitment to client service and excellent experience as an investment professional made him an outstanding candidate to lead our Private Client Services offices in Canada."

Chon has ten years of experience in the healthcare industry and was most recently a medical devices analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on cardiology and orthopedics, as well as emerging market and small/mid-cap growth. He is based in the firm’s New York office.

Rohan brings 13 years of sell-side experience to the firm and recently worked as a senior internet, media and broadcasting analyst at RBC Capital Markets. He is also based in the firm’s New York office.

Smith has over ten years of experience serving the financial needs of clients and will be instrumental in building the firm’s Canadian client base. Prior to joining Thomas Weisel Partners, he was a co-founder of Vida Wealth Management. Smith is based in the firm’s Calgary office.

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