TANCon2006 - San Francisco, October 2006 - Fostering African Entrepreneurship
The African Network
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Yemi Lalude
Andrew Farquharson
Awele Ndili
Doug Kelly
Laura Mellow
Kristin Peterson
Pitch Johnson
Kwesi A. Baiden
Eric M.K Osiakwan
Yaw Owusu
Ike Eze
Stephen DeBerry
C. Blake Williams
Brian Parker
Nathan Beckord


Brian Parker

Head of Software and Internet Investment Banking
Needham and Co.

Mr. Parker is the West Coast Head of Software and Internet Investment Banking for Needham and Co. He was most recently Senior Director, Finance and IR of iPass, a provider of secure connectivity. Prior to that Mr. Parker was an investment banker for more than six years. Most recently, he was a Vice President in Corporate Finance for SG Cowen Securities in San Francisco, CA where he was responsible for west coast software and infrastructure. Prior to SG Cowen he was a senior associate with Merrill Lynch in Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Parker started his career in New York at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling where he was an associate on the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance teams. Mr. Parker holds a Juris Doctor degree from the NYU School of Law and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics (PEIS) from the University of California at Berkeley.)

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