James Chiarelli

Managing Director
Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, Piper Sandler & Co.
Co-Chief Operating Officer, Piper Jaffray Finance, LLC

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James Chiarelli

James Chiarelli is a managing director in the Chicago office of Piper Sandler, responsible for leading the firm’s debt capital markets platform. He has more than 20 years of experience in debt capital markets and structured and project finance, in addition to special situation and distressed asset investments.

In his role managing the Piper Sandler debt capital markets team, Chiarelli oversees capital-raising and financing activities in the bank, alternative lenders, and across public/private debt markets. He is also co-chief operating officer of Piper Jaffray Finance and sits on the credit committee.

Chiarelli joined Piper Sandler from Macquarie Capital where he was a senior vice president in the special situations group. Previously, he spent 10 years at ABN AMRO in project and leveraged finance. His industry experience includes healthcare, technology, media & telecommunications, power, oil & gas, mining, transportation, infrastructure, chemicals, retail and consumer products, hospitality, and education in the U.S. and internationally.

Chiarelli earned bachelor’s degrees in finance and music from DePaul University and McGill University, respectively.