BALTIMORE, MD—Signal Hill, a leading independent advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies, is pleased to announce that Chris Hastings, who has led the private placement groups at Bear Stearns and Cantor Fitzgerald, has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its New York office. Mr. Hastings will lead Signal Hill’s equity private placement group and focus on growth-stage technology companies. “Chris Hastings is an outstanding professional who has consistently demonstrated the integrity, depth of knowledge, and proven track record of success that Signal Hill is known for,” said Scott Wieler, Chairman and CEO of Signal Hill. “He adds critical insight and expertise to our firm, so we can deliver for our clients. We are delighted he has decided to join the team.” Earlier in his career, Mr. Hastings worked in the private placement groups at Bank of America and Prudential Securities. He went on to lead Bear Stearns’ private placement group through 2007 before joining the private placement group at Credit Suisse, and subsequently joined Cantor Fitzgerald to start its private placement group. Mr. Hastings was most recently a Principal at BerchWood Partners, a boutique investment firm focused on raising capital for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University. “Signal Hill has a fantastic team and I am very pleased to come aboard to help build on that foundation,” Mr. Hastings said. “Establishing an equity private placement group complements the merger and acquisition advisory services the firm currently provide for its clients in the software, security, tech enabled services, Internet infrastructure and e-commerce sectors. I look forward to leveraging my experience and relationships to raise growth capital for our clients.”