Kirsten Fraunces

Executive Vice President,
Head of Capital Markets

Kirsten Fraunces is Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets for Wedbush Securities, Inc. She is a member of the President’s Executive Committee and responsible for overseeing the Capital Markets Division; including Investment Banking, Equity Research, Equity Sales & Trading, and Fixed Income.

Kirsten joined Wedbush in 2002 as a VP in Equity Sales, and during her 17 year tenure she has played a pivotal role, as Head of Equities, in ensuring that Wedbush remains a leader in the financial industry, providing the highest quality research to investors.

Prior to joining Wedbush, Kirsten worked at J.P Morgan Investment Management in Equity Research and was a Vice President of Equity Research at Merrill Lynch.

Kirsten earned bachelor’s degrees in Math and Music from Smith College, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and has over 20+ years of investment industry experience. She holds her Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.