About

Growth Capital Services is a registered broker-dealer specializing in private securities. Our representatives work on institutional placement agent assignments, M&A advisory, late stage direct company capital raises, and late stage secondary opportunities.

While navigating the world of private securities can be unnervingly opaque, our team is here to help. Our goal is to offer solutions, not obstacles: effective guidance in getting the job done right.

Fast Facts

The GCS Team

Management

Founder & CEO

Brian Dunn is the Founder and CEO of Growth Capital Services. He leads the team’s efforts in...

Business Development

Director of Business Development

Tom Kennett is Director of Business Development for Growth Capital Services. He is responsible...

Compliance

Mr. Pasterczyk has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and private equity.  Frank has served roles as...

Supervisory Principal

Michael Hintsa is a member of the compliance team for Growth Capital Services. He is responsible...

Supervisory Principal

Cedric Levye is a Supervisory Principal. He is responsible for supervising registered representatives...

Supervisory Principal

Amar Deva is a Supervisory Principal. He is responsible for the supervisory review of private offerings,...

Chief Compliance Officer

Dennis Azary is a Supervisory Principal and Financial Operations Principal for Growth Capital Services....

Operations

Technology

OLIVIA Lead Developer

Vladimir Sidorenko leads OLIVIA development for GCS. He has several years of game and web development...

Technology Director

Scott Blumin is the Technology Director of Growth Capital Services. In this role, Mr. Blumin advises...

Who We Are

  • Providing consistent service since 2003
  • Supervised thousands of successful private placements in a large variety of industry sectors
  • Specializing in capital raises, M&A opportunities, and secondary sales of private stock
  • Registered in all 50 states and 2 U.S. territories
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, with registered representatives located throughout the U.S.

What We’ve Done

  • Over $2 billion in U.S. dollar value transaction
  • Over $500 million equivalent in foreign currency transaction value
  • Specializing in capital raises, M&A opportunities, and secondary sales of private stock
  • Over 2,000 transactions
  • Over $50 million commissions generated by reps
  • Over 1,000 investors served

Who We Are

  • Platform built by practitioners for practitioners
  • Independent contractor model allows latitude regarding investment mandates
  • Proprietary software supports many private placement deal types
  • Accessible and experienced Compliance team equipped to supervise most private investments
  • Chaperone service enables foreign placement agents to show mandates to U.S. institutional investors

What We Value

  • Entrepreneurs who maintain their own office and brand identity, source, and execute their own deals
  • Collaboration with others on our platform to expand distribution efforts as appropriate
  • Long term relationships – win-win partnerships that keep our best producers loyal to our platform
  • Registered in all 50 states and 2 U.S. territories
  • Culture of professional cooperation with a focus on investor protection