Mo Cheston works on matters of asset allocation, manager research and monitoring, and client service at Northside Capital. He grew up in the Philadelphia area and earned an A.B. in History and a Certificate in American Studies at Princeton University.
Mr. Cheston has over 15 years of investment banking and equity capital markets experience. Prior to joining Northside, he was a Managing Director at Thomas Weisel Partners, the San Francisco based, growth-focused investment bank. Mr. Cheston was an original employee at TWP. He started the Equity Capital Markets Department and ran Equity Syndicate since the firm’s launch in February 1999. While at Thomas Weisel Partners, Mr. Cheston was a member of the Commitment Committee, and was responsible for originating and executing initial public and follow-on equity offerings for emerging growth companies across sectors such as technology, healthcare, consumer and alternative energy. He assessed the capital markets environment and helped companies position themselves for an initial public or subsequent follow-on offering. Mr. Cheston also worked closely with mutual funds, small cap managers and hedge funds in the pricing and allocation of shares in both initial public and follow-on offerings.
Prior to joining Thomas Weisel Partners, Mr. Cheston worked for the mutual fund complex Pilgrim Baxter & Associates, and for Bluewater Capital Management, a private investment partnership, investing in both late-stage private and micro-cap public companies. Early in his career, he was an Associate in the Consumer Investment Banking Group at Montgomery Securities, a growth-focused investment bank acquired by Bank of America in 1997.