Steven Kaplan

Steven Kaplan - Panelist

Head of Capital Markets, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.

Steve Kaplan is as the Head of Capital Markets of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and Co-Heads the firms Yield Oriented Equities Group (which includes its SPAC practice).  Mr. Kaplan has worked in the financial community for over twenty five years having previously been an investment banker with Prudential Securities, Jefferies and Deloitte & Touche and an auditor with Pricewaterhouse.  Mr. Kaplan has been working with SPAC management teams since 2005 and has completed 50 SPAC IPOs aggregating approximately $9.0 Billion in total proceeds. In addition Mr. Kaplan has completed over 350 public offerings, primarily for BDCs, Equity REITs, Security REITs, Closed End Funds and Healthcare  Companies.  Mr. Kaplan has B.B.A in accounting from Babson College, an MBA from The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and is a C.P.A.