Cassel Salpeter & Co. Adds Ranjini Chandirakanthan as Director to Lead the Firm’s Expanding Technology Practice

MIAMI – Oct. 14, 2014 Cassel Salpeter & Co., an independent investment banking firm that provides advice to middle market and emerging growth companies in the U.S. and worldwide, today announced the hiring of Ranjini Chandirakanthan as Director. Chandirakanthan, with more than 20 years of experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, and the technology industry, will lead the firm’s expanding technology practice.

“I am thrilled to join Cassel Salpeter and utilize my strong footprint in the technology ecosystem to help lead the growth of the firm’s technology practice,” Chandirakanthan said. “Having worked 15 years in Silicon Valley and three years in Austin, I have developed significant technology experience and a solid network of relationships that will greatly benefit Cassel Salpeter and its clients.”

Prior to joining Cassel Salpeter, Chandirakanthan was a director of strategy at Dell, Inc., and a senior director of corporate development at Sun Microsystems. She also spent time on Wall Street as a technology investment banker at Lehman Brothers and as a top Starmine-Ranked Infrastructure Software research analyst at ThinkEquity, an investment bank.  Chandirakanthan also worked at a startup, Neoteris, which is now owned by Juniper Networks. She began her career as a CPA at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Chandirakanthan earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Miami University, in Oxford, OH, and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

About Cassel Salpeter & Co., LLC

Cassel Salpeter & Co. is an independent investment banking firm that provides advice to middle market and emerging growth companies in the U.S. and worldwide. Together, the firm’s professionals have more than 50 years of experience providing private and public companies with a broad spectrum of investment banking and financial advisory services, including: mergers and acquisitions; equity and debt capital raises; fairness and solvency opinions; valuations; and restructurings, such as 363 sales and plans of reorganization. Co-founded by James Cassel and Scott Salpeter, the firm provides objective, unbiased, results-focused services that clients need to achieve their goals. Personally involved at every stage of all engagements, the firm’s senior partners have forged relationships and completed hundreds of transactions and assignments nationwide. The firm’s headquarters are in Miami. Member FINRA and SIPC. More information is available at www.CasselSalpeter.com.