NEW YORK, NY – 5/31/2017 – Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm announced the appointment of four Managing Directors in the Equity Research Division: Brian Kinstlinger, Nehal Chokshi, Thomas Forte, and Michael Diana.

• Mr. Kinstlinger joined Maxim Group in July 2014 as a Senior Information Technology Analyst. Prior to that, he covered IT Services, Software and Business Services for 13 years at Sidoti & Co.

• Mr. Chokshi joined Maxim Group in October 2014 as a Senior Enterprise & Consumer Technology Analyst. Prior to joining Maxim Group, Mr. Chokshi founded Technology Insights Research, which provided technology equity research as well as channel and end-user surveys to buy-side clients. Previously, he was part of a research team that covered a diverse group of technology stocks at Thomas Weisel Partners.

• Mr. Forte joined Maxim Group in April 2016 as a Senior Consumer & Consumer Internet Analyst. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at Brean Capital, Telsey Advisory Group, Morningstar and William Blair. He has published eight white papers on a wide range of topics, including monetization, online sales taxes, shipping trends, and social networking.

“Technology Media Telecom (TMT) is one of Maxim Group’s important research verticals. In this highly competitive space, these three analysts continually demonstrate their value-added research,” said Anthony V. Vendetti, Executive Managing Director of Equity Research.

• Mr. Diana joined Maxim Group in May 2011 as a Senior Financial Service Analyst. Prior to that, Mr. Diana covered the Mortgage RETT and Small & Mid-cap Banking Sectors for over 20 years at Citigroup, Bear Stearns, and Prudential Securities.

“Michael brings a wealth of experience across many different sectors within the Financial Services Industry and this promotion reflects his diverse contributions”, added Mr. Vendetti.

Michael Rabinowitz, Chairman & CEO of Maxim Group, stated “In this dynamic environment, I could not be more enthusiastic about the Research Department we have assembled. With the current dislocation in our industry continuing unabated, we expect to opportunistically augment our Research Department with additional high-quality professionals like Brian, Nehal, Tom and Michael”.

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