Piper Sandler Expands Technology Investment Banking With the Hiring of Prashanth Cherukuri

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PIPRPiper Sandler Companies (NYSE: PIPR), a leading investment bank and institutional securities firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Prashanth Cherukuri as a managing director within the technology investment banking group. He will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Prior to joining Piper Sandler, Cherukuri was a senior vice president within the technology investment banking group at Jefferies, where he focused on enterprise software clients. Prior to that, he was a vice president within the TMT investment banking group at Barclays, where he focused on semiconductors and adjacent emerging technologies (AI/robotics). Earlier in his career, Cherukuri was a senior IC design engineer at Meditek Inc. and Analog Devices Inc. where he designed baseband processors for smartphones.

“We are excited to further expand our technology investment banking group and welcome Prash to our team,” said Steven Schmidt, head of technology investment banking at Piper Sandler. “We look forward to leveraging Prash’s deep expertise and relationships as we continue to focus on advising best-in-class enterprise software companies.”

Cherukuri earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from Bharathiar University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


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