Brian T. Bristol
Brian has been an investment banker to entrepreneurs for over 30 years, with a primary focus on business development and client service. He has extensive experience in raising all types of growth capital including equity and debt, as well as in advising on merger & acquisition transactions. His direct, personal involvement in solving client’s financial needs has enabled him to develop close relationships with senior management and other significant owners.
Brian joined NYPF after serving as Managing Partner for Boxwood Strategic Advisors, an advisory firm to wealthy families and entrepreneurs, where he engaged in business development and client service.
Brian began his investment banking career at Smith Barney, with subsequent stints at both First Boston and Salomon Brothers, working primarily with high technology companies from the start-up phase to companies with multi-billion dollars of market capitalization. After a decade with larger firms, Brian established the investment banking business at SoundView Technology Group, based on his observation that the strategies of larger financial firms were often inconsistent with the banking needs of entrepreneurial clients. Under his leadership, SoundView’s investment banking business grew to more than $210 million in revenues and became the foremost, research-based technology firm on the east coast. Subsequently, Brian led the investment banking business of WR Hambrecht + Co, where he focused on the firm’s proprietary, Dutch auction products.
Brian is a Charter Trustee of Hamilton College and a past trustee of The Groton School in Massachusetts, the Pingry School in New Jersey and St. Bernard’s School in New York City. As a school trustee, Brian has focused on development, finance and institutional governance. He lives in New York City with his wife, Susannah, also an active trustee on numerous educational and philanthropic boards.
Brian earned his B.A. at Yale University, his M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University and an M.B.A. at Columbia Graduate School of Business.