NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm today announced the appointment of Vivian Cervantes as a Senior Medical Device Analyst.

Ms. Cervantes' appointment expands Maxim Group's healthcare coverage to include: cardiovascular, orthopedic, wound management, women's health, respiratory and ophthalmology. "Vivian is a research veteran who brings nearly 10 years of financial analysis and investment experience to Maxim Group. She will also draw on early sector expertise in the technology and telecommunications industry to round out her analysis of medical device companies," said Anthony V. Vendetti, Director of Research at Maxim Group.

Prior to joining Maxim Group, Ms. Cervantes held positions at Rodman & Renshaw, BMO Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. She received her MBA from Columbia Business School and obtained her CPA designation following a BS degree in Accounting from Seton Hall.

About Maxim Group LLC

Maxim Group LLC is a full-service investment banking firm headquartered in New York. Maxim Group provides a full array of financial services including investment banking; private wealth management; and global institutional equity, fixed-income and derivatives sales and trading as well as equity research. Maxim Group currently manages in excess of $5 billion in client assets. The investment banking group focuses on middle market and emerging growth companies within the shipping, energy, health care, technology, retail, and business and financial services sectors. The institutional coverage of Maxim Group spans North and South America, Europe and Asia. Maxim Group LLC is a registered as a broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of the following: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB); Securities Insurance Protection Corporation (SIPC); International Securities Exchange (ISE); NASDAQ Stock Market and the NYSE Arca, Inc. To learn more about Maxim Group, visit

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