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Scott Livingston

Scott Livingston

Chairman and chief executive officer of Livingston Securities LLC.

Mr. Livingston has been working on emerging technologies at Wall Street firms for 25 years and has specialised in nanotechnologies since 2002. Mr. Livingston has been called “sharp and highly connected” by the Forbes Wolfe Nanotechnology Report (July 1, 2005) and has been a keynote speaker on advanced technology investment trends in more than 30 states across America, including at MIT, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Brookhaven National Labs, Rice University Center for Nanotechnology, the Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Albany Nanotech, the President’s National Economic Council, numerous US congressional committees.

In addition, the “Livingston Nanotechnology Conference,” is Wall Street’s largest and longest running annual nanotechnology investor conference, now in its 10th year. Mr. Livingston has often been called “the King of Nanotechnology on Wall Street” and Livingston Securities was founded to change the way that innovation is financed on Wall Street and to connect people with their local innovation economy.

From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Livingston was a Managing Director at Axiom Capital Management, Inc, and head of the Livingston Group, a division within Axiom focused on nanotechnology. From 2000 to 2005 Mr. Livingston was a Director in the Private Investment Management Division at Lehman Brothers.

While at Lehman in 2002, Mr. Livingston began his focus on nanotechnology and started to cover the field for institutional and individual investors. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Livingston served as a Director in the Private Client Group at Cowen & Co (later renamed SG Cowen Securities), where he was a member of the Chairman’s Club from 1998 to 2000 the firm’s highest honor for private client management.

While at Cowen, Mr. Livingston focused on emerging technology trends, including genomics, Y2K preparedness and defense technologies. From 1993 to 1996 Mr. Livingston was a Senior Vice President in the Private Client Group at Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Livingston was named a Senior Vice President in 1993, at the age of 24, one of the youngest appointees for the firm at that time. Mr. Livingston is a Board Member of the Nanobusiness Alliance and a founding Board Member of the New York Nanobusiness Alliance.

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