Burke Dempsey

Executive Vice President,
Head of Investment Banking

Burke Dempsey is Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Banking for Wedbush Securities Inc. His personal specialty is investment banking for financial institutions and fintech companies. He is a member of Wedbush’s President’s Executive, Underwriting, and Fairness Opinion Committees. During his 38 years of covering financial services, tech, media and analytics companies he has executed over 275 publicly announced transactions worth approximately $72 billion and was honored as a Leader of Influence by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mr. Dempsey has helped companies position for, and execute watershed mergers and IPOs.

Before joining Wedbush, Mr. Dempsey was Managing Director and co-head of Financial Institutions at Sterne Agee, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., and a Managing Director at UBS heading their fintech efforts.

Mr. Dempsey holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Earth Science from Stanford University. He holds his Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.