Cowen Group, Inc. (“Cowen”) (NASDAQ:COWN) today announced the appointment of technology veteran, Joseph Bronson, as Strategic Advisor to Cowen and Company’s investment banking division. In this role, Mr. Bronson will work closely with Cowen’s investment banking team to broaden client relationships and provide senior level advice to the firm and clients. Mr. Bronson joins Cowen following more than 30 years of operational and advisory experience in the technology industry. He has held senior management roles at some of the largest publicly-traded semiconductor corporations, including Applied Materials, a top supplier of equipment to the global semiconductor industry, and Sanmina, a global electronic manufacturing services provider. His distinguished career also includes senior management and board positions with several other public and privately-held companies within the technology, materials and engineering industries as well as advisory roles with numerous technology companies on matters related to finance and operations. Kevin Raidy, Cowen’s Head of Investment of Banking, said, “Joe is an accomplished and well-respected industry veteran who brings deep domain knowledge and extensive long-term relationships to our technology practice. His deep roots in technology will be a valuable resource to the firm as well as current and prospective clients. We welcome Joe to our team.” Mr. Bronson added, “This is a great opportunity to be a part of Cowen, a firm that has been a leading voice in technology for half a century. This is an ideal platform to apply my knowledge and insights within the technology sector. I’m excited to work with this team of professionals who are committed to providing clients with world-class insights, advice and execution services.” Mr. Bronson is a founding principal of The Bronson Group, LLC, a business consulting firm that provides financial and operational advice. From 2009-2010, Mr. Bronson was Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Valley Technology Corporation, a private company that provides technical services to the semiconductor and solar industries.