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Thomas A. (Tad) Dillon III, CFA

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Thomas A. (Tad) Dillon III, CFA


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Mr. Dillon serves Ascendiant Capital Markets LLC as a Managing Director in the firm’s Institutional Sales division.

Mr. Dillon has over forty years of experience in institutional equities and equity research with organizations such as Merrill Lynch, Salomon Brothers, Donald Lufkin & Jenrette, and UBS.

He served as a Marine Corps Fighter Pilot and is a Vietnam Veteran.

Mr. Dillon earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Emory University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and maintains FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 securities registrations.

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