Chief Executive Officer
Jai has served as Brighton Securities’ Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since August 2014. Jai has held a variety of leadership roles at leading financial services firms and operating companies. Throughout his career, Jai has been dedicated to growing businesses through a variety of client and business development strategies which focus on building value for clients, employees and shareholders alike.
Prior to Brighton Securities, Jai was a Director within the Investment Banking Team at Oppenheimer & Co. executing a variety of financial transactions including buy and sell-side M&A advisory roles, private and public equity and debt capital raises, and general corporate advisory assignments. Prior to Oppenheimer, Jai worked for the Bank Street Group, a boutique investment bank focused on the TMT sector based in Stamford, CT. Jai began his career as one of the earliest employees of American Fiber Systems, a start-up telecom company based in Rochester, NY that built fiber optic networks in a variety of metropolitan markets throughout the United States.
Jai holds an MBA in Finance from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, and a BS in Information Technology from the Golisano School of Computing Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Jai serves on the board for the Small Business Council of Rochester, the Friends of World of Inquiry School, and is an active member of the Rochester Rotary.