JC Raby is a Co-Founder and Partner at Boston Meridian and has more than 16 years of investment banking experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as private and public financings. JC’s clients include leading Fortune 500 acquirers and middle-market growth companies across a number of industries including media and Technology (software, business services, and communications equipment) manufacturing and consumer products, together accounting for over $9 billion in transaction value.
Prior to founding Boston Meridian, JC was a senior executive for Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel Financial) a leading San Francisco based merchant bank in which JC ran the Boston Investment Banking Group, with responsibility to grow the firm’s relationships with leading East Coast technology firms as well as the New England private equity community. Prior to joining Thomas Weisel Partners, JC was a Vice President at Montgomery Securities (now Bank of America Securities) where he was responsible for the execution of merger and acquisition transactions; and began his career in the corporate finance group at PaineWebber Inc. (now UBS Securities).
JC also served as Director of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations at Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), a global provider of content-delivery services the World Wide Web, where he worked directly with the Senior executive team to help develop and manage the Company’s corporate finance offerings and drive increased institutional ownership.
JC is the Chairman of Esprida Corporation, an Ontario Canada based company that provides enterprise software solutions for the remote management of intelligent devices to leading Fortune 500 enterprises and state agencies.
JC holds a BA in International Relations and Latin American Commerce from Brown University where he was a All-Ivy National Champion rower.