Recognized by Forbes in 2013 and 2016 as a leader in consumer and retail sectors, Janica Lane is a managing director at Piper Jaffray’s (NYSE: PJC) San Francisco office.

Lane helps lead the investment bank’s initiatives and provides M&A advisory services for the food, beverage and vitamin markets with a special focus on the health, exercise and sustainable living segments. She also serves as an informal adviser to several up-and-coming food and beverage brands.

In 2017, Lane worked as both a sell-side and buy-side advisor on a variety of deals, including Nestle USA’s purchase of Chameleon Cold-Brew; Kellogg Co.’s (NYSE: K) acquisition of RXBar; HGGC’s purchase of Nutraceutical and Smithfield’s agreement to buy Farmer John.

She also received two ACG British Columbia awards for her hand in the sales of Kicking Horse Coffee Ltd. and Daiya Foods Inc.

A frequent presenter at industry conferences such as BevNet, Expo West, Esca Bona and Project Nosh, Lane also contributes to a variety of industry and business publications and is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Nutrition Business Journal. She holds a dual degree in international relations and Spanish from Stanford University, and received an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Lane received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.