Analyst Information


Christopher Donat, CFA

Managing Director

Christopher Donat, CFA

Christopher Donat is a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Sandler. Previously, he was a managing director in the research department of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. He joined the firm in August 2005 from Jefferies & Co., where he was an associate analyst focused on trading companies, thrifts and mortgage companies. Prior to joining Jefferies, Donat worked on the proprietary trading desk of Robertson Stephens. Donat holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College, and a master’s degree in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Universe Coverage:
Financial Services:   Financial Technology
AXPAmerican Express Company
BRBroadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
ENFNEnfusion, Inc.
ENVEnvestnet, Inc.
GSKYGreenSky, Inc.
IIIVi3 Verticals, Inc.
LOBLive Oak Bancshares, Inc.
MAMastercard Incorporated
OPFIOppFi, Inc.
PYPLPayPal Holdings, Inc.
SEICSEI Investments Company
FOURShift4 Payments, Inc.
SQSquare, Inc.
SSNCSS&C Technologies Holdings
SUNLSunlight Financial Holdings, Inc.
VVisa Inc.