I’m a banker, no not that kind of banker. An investment banker. I help others raise money to grow their businesses. I help business owners monetize their investment. Along the way, I’ve learned some things that might help you…without having to pay me.

I’m also a husband, dog dad (Greta (my angel) & Tyr (my devil)), a triathlete, Walla Walla wine collector, locavour, bike commuter and wanna be gardener. However, that’s not why we are here.

In my 10 years of investment banking experience I have had the opportunity to work with companies across the size and industry continuum. I have sold all or portions of Fortune 500 companies and raised Series A capital for start-ups. I have worked on Wall Street and in a boutique investment banking environment. Along the way, successes have been enjoyed and some mistakes made. Through it all some patterns have emerged that I can now share. Hopefully, these can be of benefit to anyone who reads this blog.

On “i’m not that kind of banker”, I will be blogging about my insights as an investment banker in the market. My focus will be on the consumer, food, specialty retail and business services arenas where I am passionate. At times I will blog about market conditions, finance theory, investment banking products and process. Other times I expect this blog will be about cool products, health and wellness, recruiting advice and, honestly, about my dogs. I intend this to be modular — take what you like, leave what you don’t, but enjoy it either way.

/bryan jaffe

All opinions expressed herein are my own.  They do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer, and shall have no recourse thereto.