Head of Equities
Kirsten Fraunces began her career at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in Equity Research, and later worked at Merrill Lynch as a VP Equity Research. She then moved to Wedbush in 2002 as a VP, in Equity Sales covering East Coast accounts and subsequently promoted to Co-Head of Sales and later Head of Sales were she managed the Institutional Equity Sales Team – overseeing the corporate access program and producing over 100 non-deal roadshows and major annual investor conferences.
In 2015 Kirsten was promoted to Co-Head of Equities Division, which comprised of Research, Sales & Trading, Equity Corporate Access, Equity Technologies, and Equity Operations departments. She directly manages the Equity Sales team, providing investment ideas and services from our award winning Equity Research department which includes a new Financial Institutions, Consumer, Technology and Health Care verticals. She built out the Equity Corporate Access department, bringing C-level management teams to investors, and launched the Controversial Events series within the department to facilitate expert discussions on timely and controversial topics. Kirsten works closely with our Investment Banking team and clients. Her efforts in the Equities Division ensure that Wedbush remains a leader in the financial industry, providing the highest quality research and relentless service to investors.
Kirsten earned her BA in Math and Music from Smith College, and MBA from the University of Southern California, and has over 20+ years of investment industry experience.