Steve Kaplan
Head of Capital Markets
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc

Steve Kaplan serves as Head of Capital Markets for Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.  He has worked in the financial community for over 25 years and has substantial experience advising companies in a wide variety of industries. He joined Ladenburg in 2004 and Co- Founded its Yield Oriented Equity Group  in 2008. This group focuses on publicly traded REITs, BDCs and MLPs and has completed nearly 400 debt and equity offerings.    Prior to Co-Founding this group, Mr. Kaplan Co-Founded Ladenburg’s SPAC practice.  That practice grew to be one of the largest SPAC practices on Wall Street and completed over 40 SPAC IPOS.  Prior to joining Ladenburg, Mr. Kaplan was a co-founder of River Capital Partners (a healthcare focused investment banking boutique firm), a Vice President at Prudential Securities in their Health Care Investment Banking Group, a Vice President in the Corporate Advisory Group at Jefferies & Co. Inc., and an auditor with Price Waterhouse.    Mr. Kaplan received an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a BBA from Babson College.  Mr Kaplan also is a CPA.