J. Stuart Francis
J. Stuart Francis is a Senior Managing Director in Evercore's corporate advisory business. Mr. Francis, with over 40 years of technology investment banking experience, is the senior banker in the Evercore office in Menlo Park, California, and he leads the firm’s Silicon Valley Technology practice. Mr. Francis joined Evercore in August 2014. Since joining Evercore, he has served as adviser for many of the most visible transactions in the technology sector, including advisory assignments for Dell Technologies, Facebook, Qualcomm, Tesla and Yahoo. Additionally, in his career he has advised on IPOs and equity related offerings for Amgen, Aruba Networks, Cisco Systems, Facebook, FireEye, Google, NetApp, Qualcomm, Sunpower and Workday. Mr. Francis was previously Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Chairman of the Global Technology Group for Barclays since 2008, when Barclays purchased the U.S. businesses of Lehman Brothers. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers and Chairman of the Lehman Brothers Global Technology Group and he was also a member of the Lehman Brothers Investment Banking Executive Committee and Lehman Brothers Operating Committee. Mr. Francis has an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Princeton University, Class of 1974. In addition to his role as a member of the Lewis Center for the Arts Advisory Council at Princeton University, Mr. Francis is currently the President Elect of the Executive Committee of the USGA (United States Golf Association). He has previously served as board chair of both the San Francisco Ballet and Menlo School and he has also served as a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and the Princeton University Varsity Club.