JEFFREY L. BOWMAN
Mr. Bowman is an advisor to asset management firms and other financial services firms. He draws on his significant network of family offices based in Europe, North America and Middle East to help his clients fund various capital raising initiatives. Clients include funds managed by industry leaders and corporate entities. Currently, Mr. Bowman is the advisor to a large asset management firm that is structured to manage more than $30 billion for retail and institutional clients. He has also has been an advisor for other firms with assets under management from $500 million to more than $20 billion, Together these firms have enterprise value exceeding $500 million. UAE and Kuwait based firms have retained Mr. Bowman, as an advisor to help them identify new investors to fund investment initiatives outside the MENA region and establish a market presence in the U.S., respectively.
Prior to these roles, Mr. Bowman took on various leadership assignments. Formation of an on-line financial services intermediary was initiated by Mr. Bowman as an acting CEO. Leading regulatory, compliance and advisors were recruited by Mr.Bowman to fulfill FINRA licensees requirements during the formation period. Before completing that assignment, Mr Bowman formed SeaCap Partners, a merchant and investment banking firm. At the firm he formed SeacCap Opportunities Fund, a private equity fund focused on investing in asset management firms that posess strong growth potential. Before joining SeaCap, Mr. Bowman was Managing Director at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods (“KBW”) for approximately 7 years. At KBW, Mr. Bowman became recognized as a leading advisor to CEO's of investment management firms helping KBW achieve league table status as merger and acquisition advisor and capital markets provider.
Prior to his role at KBW, Mr. Bowman was a Vice President at CIBC World Markets in the Financial Institution Investment Banking Group after his role at Citigroup in the financial institution group. During his tenure at Citicorp he was provided internal credit research on leading and regional brokerage firms, and was involved in managements efforts to expand the Citicorp's Section 20 businesses. Before his role at Citigroup, Mr. Bowman was responsible for the debt ratings of brokerage firms, and select number of regional commercial banks, and other financial services firms as a Vice President at Standard and Poor's . He was a frequent speaker, during his tenure at Standard and Poor's, on issues facing the brokerage and regional banking industry at conferences held at S&P and industry sponsored events in New York, Chicago and London. His industry commentary on the brokerage industry was reported frequently by the print news media, such as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and New York Times. And, also interviewed by CNBC and the media outlets. Mr. Bowman led the effort to assess the feasibility and marketability of new structured products as an analyst in the corporate banking and capital markets group at Barclays Bank International in New York.
As a consultant with Arthur Young and Company based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Bowman was responsible along with consulting team to successfully execute several large consulting projects for clients representing Washington D.C. based governmental agencies. Mr. Bowman holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Southern California. He also completed a post-graduate public administration program at U.S.C requiring him to intern at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce- International Division in Washington D.C.. Mr. Bowman holds Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 licenses.