Investment Banking

Jim Hemmer

Managing Director

Expertise: Financial Services
Sector Focus: Financial Institutions

Direct: (312) 292-5754


Mr. Hemmer joined Stephens in 2015 and has more than 20 years of investment banking experience. Most recently, Mr. Hemmer had been with Sterne Agee & Leach, where he provided investment banking services to Midwestern Banks and Thrifts out of the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Sterne Agee, he held a similar position with Robert W. Baird & Co. which he joined October of 2012.

Mr. Hemmer had previously been with Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. which he joined in 2003 as a Managing Director in the firm’s Investment Banking Group. While at Sandler O’Neill, Mr. Hemmer was responsible for advising Sandler O’Neill’s Midwest investment banking clients and was based out of the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Hemmer is a veteran investment banker with over 20 years of experience working
with Midwest banks, thrifts and other financial services clients. He has held a number
of prominent positions at other investment banking firms. Prior to joining Sandler
O’Neill, Mr. Hemmer was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers with responsibility for advising banks and thrifts on mergers and acquisitions and assisting in capital raising transactions. In this role, he managed the firm’s Midwest relationships with leading banks and thrifts. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Hemmer was with McDonald Investments and The Chicago Corporation.

Mr. Hemmer holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a BA from
Dartmouth College.

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