Serving Investors Since 1955

Leading with experience, stability, and innovation, Wedbush is dedicated to securing your interests, strengthening your vision, and maximizing your financial success.

Healthcare Investment Professionals

Benjamin J. Davey
Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets

Ben DaveyBen Davey is a Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets at Wedbush Securities. He has previously served as the Head of Equity Syndicate/Equity Capital Markets at ThinkEquity Partners (ThinkPanmure), Vice President/ECM at JP Morgan Chase and VP/Deal Captain at Hambrecht & Quist. Ben joined Pacific Growth in October 2007 and has over 18 years in the industry while executing over 200 equity offerings.

Ben holds a BS in Business and a BA in Economics from Saint Mary’s College. He also earned his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Kelly Lisbakken
Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking

Kelly Lisbakken is a Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Wedbush PacGrow, focusing on Biotechnology and Specialty Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Lisbakken joined Pacific Growth Equities in 2004, and has completed over 160 transactions with the firm, raising over $15 billion. Prior to joining Wedbush, Kelly worked at ICOS (now part of Eli Lilly), on Cialis and the PDE4 program.

Kelly holds an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, where she completed her thesis under the direction of Dr. Thomas Shenk, the Elkins Professor in the Life Sciences, and former board member of Merck & Co.


Dan Bowen
Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking

Dan BowenDan Bowen is a Managing Director and Director of Private Placements in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Wedbush PacGrow. Based in Minneapolis, Dan joins Wedbush after spending 11 years at Piper Jaffray’s Equity Private Placements Group, where he was head of the firm’s healthcare private placements. In addition, Dan previously worked in the Investment Banking Group at UBS, and was a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State for 11 years, where he held a variety of international and domestic positions. Over the past 16 years, Dan has completed 40 private equity transactions, representing over $1.5 billion in equity and debt placements.

Dan is a graduate of Amherst College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Russian Studies, and has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


Sameer Karim
Vice President, Healthcare Investment Banking

Sameer KarimSameer is a Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group focusing on the execution of M&A, Debt, and Equity transactions. His completed transactions have an aggregate value of over $5 billion. Prior to joining Wedbush PacGrow, Sameer was a member of the Financial Sponsors Group at Morgan Stanley and a member of the Healthcare Group at Citi.

Sameer holds a BS in Engineering from University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.



The background of this firm and investment professionals may be found on FINRA's BrokerCheck.