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Shawn Titcomb, Noble LSP

In 2014, the firm created Noble LSP and dedicated more resources to the life sciences sector, including the formation of a Life Sciences Advisory Board (LSAB). “We want to be a financial catalyst, helping to drive this sector,” said Titcomb, who is also active with the Life Science Executive Council, a consortium of corporate executives and financiers dedicated to strengthening the region’s life sciences sector. “The arrival of Scripps Florida, Max Planck Florida Institute and other leading research facilities put this sector on the map,” he said. “It usually takes a decade or longer to build a vibrant ecosystem around a new scientific institute. Now, South Florida is at that point, and we are committed to bringing all the pieces together for a long-term, sustainable life sciences industry.” Last spring, Nico Pronk, Noble’s CEO, announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Board (TAB), led by noted entrepreneur Dr. William

McGann, to guide its analysts, investment bankers and corporate clients. “The formation of the TAB brings additional strategic value to our technology group and clients,” Pronk said. Noble capitalizes on that investment in research by hosting events with partners throughout the year, including working in conjunction with others to host the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Media Finance & Investor Conference last fall in Las Vegas, and NobleCon12, held in January on the Treasure Coast in partnership with Enterprise Florida. Noble is also investing in the county's financial workforce. “We have a great internship program with Florida Atlantic University, which has a state-of-theart trading center for students interested in financial analysis,” Titcomb said. “As Palm Beach County attracts more financial services firms, there will be an increasing number of career opportunities for them, close to home.”

Leading Companies Bank of America BB&T BDO J.P. Morgan Chase MBAF Raymond James Financial Services/ Boynton Financial Group, Inc. RSM US LLP TD Bank Wells Fargo

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