Bruce Pompan is an experienced investment banker in providing sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions advisory services, arranging private placements and structuring recapitalizations for growth companies. He has a broad range of industry expertise, particularly in business services, communications, technology, digital media, entertainment, and healthcare services.
Prior to founding Clear Capital Advisors, Bruce served for over seven years as Managing Director at Cappello Capital, a boutique investment bank in the Los Angeles area. During his tenure at Cappello, Bruce led the firm’s middle market mergers & acquisition practice and was the primary originator of new business and interface with private equity and lending sources.
Bruce previously held the position of Director of Investment Banking at Harris Nesbitt Gerard (formerly Gerard Klauer Mattison) and at ING Barings. He was instrumental in building ING Barings’ West Coast presence, facilitating over $2 billion in equity financings, recapitalizations and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining ING Barings, Bruce was a Senior Consultant at Kenneth Leventhal & Company, where he specialized in real estate, financial analysis, troubled debt restructuring and business valuation.
Bruce received his M.B.A. from New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration (Stern School of Business) and earned his B.A. from Yale University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) and a General Securities Principal (Series 24).
Bruce was Captain of the Yale Varsity Tennis Team, and now plays paddle tennis holding the title of U.S. Open Singles Champion for 2013 and 2016. He also enjoys running, skiing, basketball, and, most of all, watching his two sons compete on various club and school teams.