Merriman Capital Augments Distribution via Financial Entrepreneur Platform


SAN FRANCISCO, September 16, 2013-- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR), today announced the addition of Christopher Marnelego and Solomon James to its Financial Entrepreneur Platform ("FEP"). Through the FEP platform, Merriman provides financial entrepreneurs with professional services, such as compliance and security licensing, facilities, legal services, product distribution and technology infrastructure to help them grow their businesses. "Given our current team of bankers on the FEP, we are now working on building out individuals who focus on closing transactions" said Will Febbo, Chief Operating Officer at Merriman Capital. "Given the growing participation of high net worth individuals and family offices in micro-cap deals as an alternative investment, it is critical to our model to augment the institutional distribution with people like Chris and Solomon."

"Merriman Capital enables us to see high quality deals which fit nicely with our client`s investment strategies." said Chris Marnelego. "The FEP allows for a compliant, professional and enjoyable work environment for us as well as our clients."

Febbo added, "We are now working with fourteen groups with expertise in the banking, research, wealth management and distribution. We continue to support FEP as a core strategy to our growth, the solution it offers to financial professionals and its prospects for our business."

Chris Marnelego has for over a decade successfully managed private client groups. As director of several brokerage offices, Chris has extensive experience in brokerage, investment banking and management, both on the client and broker sides.  He specializes in capital development from early venture capital to the late stage public domain.

Solomon James started his financial career on the floor of the NYSE for Arnhold and S.Bleichroeder only to advance to become the youngest institutional proprietary trader in the 100 year history of the firm at the time. His experience in banking, both commercial and investment, as well as exposure in retail brokerage, has allowed Solomon to have a unique understanding of public and private finance.

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Merriman Capital, Inc. is a corporate advisory-focused registered investment bank that provides equity and options execution services, market making, and differentiated research for high growth companies. The firm also provides capital formation, advisory, and M&A services. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (MERR) and is the leading investment banking firm for unique high-growth companies. For more information, please go to

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