Gleacher & Company, Inc. at a Glance


  • “Culture of openness”
  • “High level of responsibility at junior level—exposure to senior bankers and clients”
  • “Compensation”


  • “Switching gears constantly between different deals”
  • “Uneven distribution of work among analysts”
  • “The hours”

The Buzz

  • “Strong boutique”
  • “Shadow of former self”

About Gleacher & Company, Inc.

New York boutique

Gleacher & Company is a New York-based boutique investment bank whose most recent incarnation was formed in June 2009 when Broadpoint Securities Group merged with Gleacher Partners. Today, Gleacher operates in three main business areas: investment banking (which includes M&A, restructuring, debt and equity capital raising, and a liability management group), sales and trading (the corporate credit unit provides analysis, sales, and trading on a wide range of debt, and research covering over 75 companies; and the mortgage/asset-backed securities and rates unit provides sales, trading, banking, research, and advisory services). Over the years, Gleacher has advised some of the world's largest companies, having completed deals for the likes of BlackRock, PepsiCo, Siemens, AIG, AT&T, Colgate-Palmolive, General Dynamics, and British Airways, among many others. Likewise, many of its approximately 450 employees have previously worked for some of the world's most well-known investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Lazard, DLJ, Smith Barney, Bear Stearns, PaineWebber, and Jefferies. In addition to its headquarters in Manhattan, Gleacher has offices in Connecticut, California, Illinois, and New Jersey. The firm is led by its chairman, Eric Gleacher, and its CEO, Thomas Hughes.

Gleacher & Company, Inc.

1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
Phone: (212) 273-7100


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: GLCH
  • Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
  • CEO: Thomas J. Hughes
  • 2012 Employees: 453

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY