Chris Whitcomb

Chris is Senior Managing Director and Head of Investor Engagement at Water Tower Research. Chris has more than three decades of professional experience on Wall Street, spanning various capacities of increased responsibility. 

In his most recent Wall Street role, Chris was intimately involved in creating the Alternative Capital Finance Group at Oppenheimer, where Chris focused on deal origination and execution, with a primary responsibility for equity-linked financings for small- and micro-cap technology companies. Chris helped create, plan and execute Oppenheimer’s Emerging Growth Conference, featuring dozens of companies for a day of 1-on-1 and group meetings with over 200 institutional investors. Chris has successfully coordinated hundreds of non-deal roadshows nationwide for companies across multiple industries.

Earlier in his Wall Street career, Chris worked at Dain Bosworth, Piper Jaffray, William Blair and ThinkEquity Partners.  Most recently, Chris took a two-year sabbatical from Wall Street to operate in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer at family-owned Oak Cliff Beverage Works, a Dallas-headquartered craft soda manufacturer, and Chris remains on the company’s Board of
Directors.

Chris holds a BA degree with an Economics focus from Lawrence University.

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