Mr. Siemer founded Siemer & Associates, LLC in 2007 to fulfill his vision of a true boutique merchant bank that works with technology, software, and digital media companies throughout their complete life cycle. In addition to investment banking, he concurrently founded Wavemaker Partners (formerly Siemer Ventures) to assist early growth technology companies to achieve their full potential. One of the most active investment firms in Southern California, Wavemaker supports close to 100 active portfolio companies and makes an average of 20-30 new investments each year in digital media startups.
He was previously with Montgomery & Co. where he served as a key member of the Digital Media Investment Banking Group. In this capacity, he led sales to major media companies such as News Corp, Google, Sony, Yahoo!, Hearst, Viacom, WPP and Disney, and he managed equity private placements from multiple venture capital firms and hedge funds.
Mr. Siemer began his career in 1995 at Desco Capital Partners, a Chicago based Internet, and software venture fund. Here he managed investments into companies such as: Total Control Products (sold to GE), Conquest Communications (Sold to AT&T), StorageApps (Sold to HP) and Enact Software (sold to Sage SalesLogix).
Mr. Siemer received his M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, with high honors. He completed his undergraduate work at Lehigh University with degrees in Management Information Systems and Accounting. He is a General Securities Principal licensed by FINRA/SIPC (formerly NASD).