John D. Lane - Founder
Mr. Lane entered the securities industry in May 1969 with a bank-trading firm in New Jersey. He founded Lane Capital Markets, LLC in 2001 as an Investment Banking Partnership. Mr. Lane has managed/co-managed over 45 IPO or secondary transactions and has participated in hundreds of underwriting and selling groups since the early 1990’s. Prior to forming Lane Capital Markets, he held the position of Managing Director of Capital Markets at a New York based firm in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He has been associated with several major firms including Boettcher & Co., Advest & Co. and Dain Rauscher. Mr. Lane has served as officer, director, owner, trader, department manager, corporate finance director and syndicate manager. He has been active in several Fairfield County organizations. Mr. Lane has been quoted in Business Week, Barron’s, Forbes, Investment Dealer Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneurial Magazine and several other business publications. Mr. Lane served as a Director of the National Investment Bankers Association between 1991-1995 and has served as a Director and Advisor to several boards. He has spoken publically on issues facing the changing securities industry. Having traveled several times to Washington, D.C. he has lobbied on behalf of the securities industry. Mr. Lane has specifically dealt with issues and challenges facing small broker dealers and their ability to compete in the capital raising process. Mr. Lane has been an active member of several SIFMA committees, including the SIFMA Small Firms Committee, in which he was Chairman in 1994, the SIFMA Membership Committee, in which he was Chairman for several terms, and also served three years on the SIFMA Syndicate Committee. Mr. Lane served as District Chairman, for several years, of the Security Industry Association’s New England district. In 1996, John traveled to China with SIFMA, representing small firms, for 17 days as a guest of the Chinese government to meet with banks, brokerage firms and the government to discuss experiences in the capital-raising arena and several topics regarding the securities business.