NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2014) - Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm, today announced the expansion of its Equity Research platform with the appointment of Brian Kinstlinger, CFA, as a Senior Vice President and Senior Information Technology Analyst.

Mr. Kinstlinger previously covered IT Services, Software and Business Services for 13 years at Sidoti & Co. LLC. Prior to Sidoti & Co., he was an IT consultant at Keane and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Mr. Kinstlinger was ranked the No. 1 stock picker by the WSJ Best on the Street for Internet & Computer Services industry during both 2007 and 2010. He also ranked among the top five stock pickers for Internet & Computer Services industry in 2005 and 2006. Mr. Kinstlinger earned his BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst program. "Techonology Media Telecom (TMT) is one our important Research verticals. As we continue to build the TMT platform, I'm confident Brian's diversified background and deep client relationships will enable him to make significant contributions to Maxim Group," said Anthony V. Vendetti, Executive Managing Director and Head of Equity Research for Maxim Group.

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, equity research and prime brokerage services. 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 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); NASDAQ Stock Market and the NYSE Arca, Inc. To learn more about Maxim Group, visit www.maximgrp.com

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