David Sandler
Piper Sandler


David C. Sandler is a Principal and Co-Head of Investment Banking at Piper Sandler. He works with the firm’s West Coast clients in all aspects of strategic planning and franchise value enhancement, including asset/liability management, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Sandler also advises the firm’s private equity clients on capital raising and depository strategy. He is a frequent lecturer at banking graduate schools, trade associations and industry conferences.

Since joining Piper Sandler, Mr. Sandler has been involved in a number of transactions for depository institutions, including Bridge Capital Holdings on its $474 million merger with Western Alliance; Wilshire Bancorp on its $1.0 Billion merger with BBCN Bancorp forming Hope Bancorp; Preferred Bank on its $100 million subordinated debt offering; Western Alliance on its $150 million subordinated debt offering; among others.

Mr. Sandler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He sits on the finance committee of the Episcopal Charities of San Francisco and the investment committee of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Sandler resides in San Francisco with his wife and two sons.

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