Growth Capital Services | Registered Private Placement and M&A Securities Firm
Dennis Azary | Supervisory Principal at Growth Capital Services

Dennis Azary

Dennis Azary is the Chief Compliance Officer and Financial Operations Principal for Growth Capital Services.

He is responsible for supervising registered representatives as well as financial reporting.

A securities industry veteran with over 23 years of experience, Mr. Azary has been associated with numerous broker-dealers and investment advisory firms.

He served as Chief Compliance Officer for W.R. Hambrecht + Co and Hambrecht Asset Management, and as Financial Operations Principal for Silicon Valley Bank Securities.

From 2000 through 2004, Mr. Azary worked on the regulatory side of the industry, as Senior Compliance Examiner for FINRA’s San Francisco District office.

Mr. Azary earned a BA in Economics from the University of Connecticut.  He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 53, 63, 65, 79 and 99 registrations.

Mr. Azary is fascinated by ancient culture and art history. He is a music fanatic and has a unique collection of stringed instruments.

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
  • Culture of professional cooperation with a focus on investor protection

How We Work

  • 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've Done

  • Over $2 billion in U.S. dollar transaction value
  • Over $500 million equivalent in foreign currency transaction value
  • Over 2,000 transactions
  • Over $50 million commissions generated by reps
  • Over 1,000 investors served​

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.