Wayne, PA—Alden Investment Group is excited to announce the launch of their Community Bank Capital Raising Division, led by Jason Niziol.
With 25 years of experience in the financial markets, Jason has focused on raising capital for community banks for the past 14 years. While considering a new broker-dealer for his capital raises, he was drawn to Alden. He knew of Alden’s current success with their community bank solutions product line and saw their growth potential to expand into investment banking. “I have known J.R. Llewellyn and Lee Calfo for many years. It’s a great opportunity to join the winning team at Alden. Together, we can position Alden as the industry leader for community bank capital raises.”
Jason began his career as a licensed equity trader on a proprietary trading desk and was also the Head Trader at an Atlanta-based investment banking firm. He began raising capital for community banks in 2009. During his tenure, he saved multiple community banks across the country from failure and assisted with other transactions. As he completed each capital raise, he worked alongside the bank’s board of directors and management to bring in local and institutional investors, expanding his network and connections. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 57, and 63 licenses.
Alden intends to become the leading investment bank for raising capital for community banks through cost efficiency, cutting-edge technology, and reaching a wide network of investors. Alden’s in-house database includes access to capital beyond the local market through a $750 million RIA and the CFI Fund, a hedge fund with $75 million AUM that invests primarily in the common equity of U.S. community banks. Jason’s dedication to community bank capital raises, and the resources of Alden will bring these goals into reality.