Samuel D. Skinner

COO & Managing Director

Silicon Valley

Sam Skinner has been engaged in the investment banking, research sales and brokerage business for the last 25 years. He has worked in a variety of capacities including senior management, institutional sales, technology research, and corporate finance. Prior to his hiring at WCP, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Inflection Point Research, LLC an independent research firm from 2006-2011.

Prior to IPR, he was an Executive Vice President – Institutional Sales for Moors & Cabot, Inc., a Boston-based brokerage firm, where he ran their West Coast Capital Markets operations from 1998 to 2004. During his tenure at Moors & Cabot, Sam expanded the institutional research and sales and trading operation significantly to include both technology research and extensive coverage of regional and mid market financial institutions.

Prior to Moors & Cabot, Sam was the President and CEO of Dakin Securities from 1996 to 1998, and Head of Institutional Sales from 1992 to 1996. From 1990-1992 he was a consultant for Paine Webber where he helped launch a small-cap hedge fund. Sam began his career with Drexel, Burnham, Lambert, where he worked as a high net worth/institutional salesman.

Sam is a graduate of UC Berkeley where he received a BA degree with honors in Economics in 1987 and was a 4-year letterman in Track & Field. He received his Masters in Business Administration from UCLA in 1992.