Mr. Mannes is the President of SAMCO Capital Markets. He has worked at SAMCO since 2001, with stints as Chief Operating Officer and as a Managing Director in SAMCO’s investment banking and corporate finance department. Previously, Mr. Mannes was Chief Financial Officer at Clearwire Technologies, Inc. (a provider of fixed wireless Internet data service and equipment) and E-Certify, Inc. (a consulting firm providing secure n-tier client server deployments). Before that, he was General Manager of the online division of Interactive Magic, a provider of massively multiplayer online games, based in Grapevine, TX.
Mr. Mannes has also provided financial advice and leadership to a series of companies, including Second Wave, webrealestate.com, North Texas Insurance Auction, Hitech Creations, Inc. and Karts International. From 1987 to 1995 Mr. Mannes worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc., a Dallas-based stock brokerage firm, most recently as First Vice President. Mr. Mannes began his career as a commercial lender, spending five years at the First National Bank of Boston, in Boston and Dallas.
Mr. Mannes graduated with an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School, Graduate Division. He was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Tandy Leather Factory (NasdaqGM: TLF) and is currently President of the Provincial Foundation. Mr. Mannes is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative (Series 7) and holds a Uniform Securities Agent State Law License (Series 63). Other licenses include: General Securities Principal (Series 24), Equity Trader (Series 55), Investment Banking Representative (Series 79), Municipal Advisor Representative (Series 50), Municipal Securities Principal (Series 53), Operations Professional (Series 99), Registered Options Principal (Series 4), Research Analyst (Series 86) and Research Principal (Series 87).