HamiltonClark |About|Team|Hector E. Chao

Hector E. Chao

Managing Director

San Francisco, CA

Hector is a career investment banker, who has over 20 years of corporate advisory, investment banking, and business development experience in the technology, agtech, consumer and sustainability sectors, working with companies ranging from technology startups to established Fortune 100 enterprises. He has advised numerous clients on M&A and public and private equity and debt capital transactions.

Prior to joining HamiltonClark he was:

  • Managing Director, Legend Merchant LLC (San Francisco) an advisory firm
  • Vice President, Key Bank Capital Markets Inc. (San Francisco)
  • Vice President, JPMorgan (San Francisco)
  • Vice President, Hambrecht & Quist (San Francisco)
  • Vice President, Sutro & Co., (San Francisco) an investment bank
  • Associate, Nissan Motor Corporation

Corporate Boards, Non-Profits, and Professional Associations

Currently and previously a member of the Boards of:

  • Advisory board, Pathwork Informatics (oncology diagnostics)
  • Campolindo High School Cross Country and Track and Field Booster Club (501c3)
  • Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team (501c3)
  • St. Perpetua Catholic Youth Organization, Lafayette, CA.

Education, Securities Licenses

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles
  • MBA degree with an emphasis in Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Registered Securities Professional and holds Series 7 securities license
  • Lives in the San Francisco Bay area