JANICA LANE is a Managing Director in Piper Jaffray’s consumer investment banking group, where she co-leads the Healthy, Active, and Sustainable Living team. Her team focuses on the food and beverage categorie and counts among its past (pre-Piper Jaffray) clients best-in-class brands like KIND Healthy Snacks, Muscle Milk, Drybar and BluePrint Juice, among others.
Prior to Piper Jaffray, Janica was a Partner at Partnership Capital Growth, a boutique investment bank focused on healthy, active, and sustainable living. Janica’s professional experience prior to investment banking includes both academia and Wall Street. She was a researcher at Stanford, where she studied climate change with some of the nation’s leaders in the field and co-authored numerous publications appearing in scientific journals and books. Prior to this, Janica was an Equity Research Associate on Prudential Securities’ energy team, where she covered the large-cap oil companies. She helped build the energy team from three members to 10 and oversaw two direct reports. Her team was consistently ranked in the top three in the sector by Institutional Investor magazine.
Janica has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received dual B.A. degrees (International Relations & Spanish) with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Stanford University. She spent six months living in Santiago, Chile, as part of her undergraduate education and is fluent in Spanish.
Janica has been an athlete for most of her life, beginning with 10 years as a competitive gymnast, followed by participation in volleyball and track & field. Today, she is an avid runner and marathoner, and is particularly passionate about trail running. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking, fishing, and spending time with her family in Sonoma County.