Broker Looks to Revive an Old Name

By Aaron Lucchetti, The Wall Street Journal

It is a bull market for dead brokerage firms, too. Robertson Stephens & Co., a San Francisco firm that made its name pitching high-flying technology stocks during the 1990s but was shut down in 2002, is being resurrected by one of its former executives as a brokerage and wealth-management firm.

Joe Piazza, who oversaw Robertson Stephens's brokerage unit from 1998 to 2002, is coming out of retirement at 69 years old to start Robertson Stephens Partners LLC.


Carina Merrick