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Robertson Stephens seeks revival under new CEO after departures that included the old one

Founder Joe Piazza is still a director and his new chief, Ren Riley, says a pending deal means the San Francisco-based RIA is 'not dead' yet

Author By Lisa Shidler August 23, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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Ren Riley: There's a transaction happening and we're not dead.

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Jeff Spears

Jeff Spears

August 24, 2017 — 1:21 PM
Joe was and remains one of the best recruiters in the business. Unfortunately he didn't have as much to sell as he did at the old Robby and Montgomery Securities. Ren and his team will address that and they have a good core team to help.
John Downes

John Downes

March 2, 2018 — 6:23 PM
Ren Riley has been disastrous as a CEO. Clients are unhappy, top advisors leaving, down to a skeletal crew in SF. It's a shame because the original Robertson Stephens brand was stellar.
Brian Speno

Brian Speno

April 3, 2018 — 5:19 PM
This firm is imploding. I give them another 6 months.

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