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Pete Conley

Head of Intellectual Property (IP) Banking


Peter Conley joined Boustead Securities in 2014. Mr. Conley has over 34 years of experience at the intersection of IP-related investment banking, equity capital markets and the forecasting of emerging new technologies. Mr. Conley’s investment banking focus is providing equity financing and M&A services to small-cap public companies with promising disruptive technologies and strong intellectual property (IP). In addition to his role at Boustead, Mr. Conley is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property of Know Labs, Inc. (KNWN), a publicly traded medical device company. Prior to joining Boustead in 2014, Mr. Conley was Chief Operating Officer of ipCreate, a global leader in strategic innovation and patent quality services, where he is involved in creating and monetizing strategic patent portfolios through a variety of transaction types and deal structures — including patent sales, joint ventures, M&A and IP spin-offs into private or public companies.


Mr. Conley’s 34 years of investment banking and capital markets experience spans the financing of over 200 small-cap technology companies; prior to Boustead, as Senior Managing Director at MDB Capital Group from 2003 to 2012, where he led the firm’s efforts for IP-based investment banking and IP equity research, culminating in the development of the PatentVest patent intelligence platform. Previous to that role, he was co-founder and Director of Research for The Analytiq Group / RDEX Resarch, an institutional equity research firm focused solely on patent research and analysis covering over 600 public companies and independently ranked for alpha in the top 10% of all ranked U.S. research firms.


Mr. Conley also served on the founding team of E*Offering, the investment bank of E*Trade, where he was Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets. Funded by General Atlantic, Softbank , NEA and Battery Ventures, E*Offering was ranked by IDD as #1 internet investment bank with 30% market share and involvement in nearly 1 out of 2 internet IPOs from 1999 to 2000. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Conley was Head of Institutional Sales at Roth Capital Partners. Mr. Conley began his career with Lehman Brothers in 1988.


Mr. Conley holds FINRA securities licenses Series 7, 24, 63, 79, 86 and 87.

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