Donald T. McDonald is a Co-Founder, Principal & CEO of Donald Capital, LLC. Mr. McDonald is a seasoned financial executive with over 30 years of experience on Wall Street.
Currently, Mr. McDonald is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Consilium Global Research (CGR), an independent research firm founded in 2011 that provides traditional Wall Street research and strategic advisory for micro, small & mid cap public companies. CGR addresses this niche market that has been abandoned by Wall Street firms.
Mr. McDonald began his career as a Financial Consultant with Shearson Lehman Brothers in 1984 at their 14 Wall Street office. He advised high net worth individuals and serviced middle market institutional accounts. In 1987, he then joined Raymond James (14 years) in their Equity Capital Markets Division and was an integral part of their hyper growth phase. He worked very closely with the Syndicate Department placing IPO’s and Secondary Offerings with large institutional money managers in various part of the country. He was a member of the Raymond James Presidents Club and Chairman’s Council.
Mr. McDonald spent 5 years at Southwest Securities in Dallas, Texas on the Institutional Sales Desk and he was responsible for placing public & private investment banking deals with some of the largest institutional money managers in the country.
He then served as a Director & Head of Institutional Equity Sales at Jesup & Lamont in New York City. There he helped formulate a strategy for equity capital markets, directed the morning research calls, interviewed and hired research analysts, salespeople & sales traders.
Mr. Donald was then recruited by C.K. Cooper – a boutique investment bank in Irvine, CA to be a Managing Director & Head of Institutional Sales. Here he worked very closely with senior management regarding strategic plans and goals for the firm. He also had oversight of the Institutional Sales Department.
Don has developed an excellent reputation on Wall Street built over many years and has been involved with over 100 investment banking deals.
Education: St. John’s University, New York, NY BA
St. John’s Graduate School of Business, NY MBA-International Business
FINRA Licenses: Series 7, Series 63 and Series 24 General Securities Principal
Affiliations: Board Member of the National Investment Banking Association (NIBA)