Second Tier Banks Small Firms, Big Technology


When CIO Larry Sikon wants budgetary approval for a new technology acquisition, or to commence a new project for the Thomas W. Weisel Partners brokerage firm, he strolls across the office and talks with his CFO. Before Sikon joined the San Francisco-based brokerage, he worked at Merrill Lynch’s New York office, where a budget request could take weeks--or sometimes, months.

"I can walk over to the desk of the person who controls the money, and we can make a decision in 15 minutes," says Sikon

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