Arthur Johnson – Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Arthur recently joined Andreessen Horowitz as a Partner. He is a results-oriented and innovative senior executive with 20+ years of broad-based experience in Strategy, M&A, Corporate & Business Development, Finance and Operations. Arthur is focused on working with portfolio companies to provide advice and counsel across a range of strategic, operational and inorganic areas. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Arthur served as the COO of Cisco’s WebEx team. Arthur has also been employed at companies such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Hewlett Packard, Intuit, and the United States Treasury. He graduated from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business with an MBA in Finance.
Andrew Salzman – Principal, The Chasm Group
Andrew Salzman is a Principal with The Chasm Group. He is a 25+ year marketing veteran who helps organizations and businesses fully capitalize on consumer and marketing purchasing dynamics. A true leader throughout his career, he served as the CMO at early stage and mid-sized technology firms including E2open, Saba, and Information Resources (IRI) in consumer-retail insights. He also served as head of corporate marketing at Siebel Systems during its period of meteoric growth and led global marketing operations at Compaq. Andrew graduated from the University of California, Berkeley summa cum laude and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity.
Bart Schachter – Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Service Source
Bart is a technology executive with a passion for dealmaking, corporate development, business development, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy and leadership. He started & built several corporate development, business development, corporate venturing & VC organizations, including ServiceSource, National Semi (acquired by TI), Intel Capital, and Blueprint Ventures. Bart began his venture capital career in 1996 at Intel Capital as Director of Networking and Communication Investments. He led investments spanning all areas of communications infrastructure including service providers, systems, and semiconductor companies. Bart holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Brenon Daly – Research Director, M&A, 451 Group
Brenon, as the Research Director of the M&A department at the 451 Group, oversees the financial analysis of The 451 Group’s TechDealmaker and KnowledgeBase products, having covered more than a quarter-trillion dollars’ worth of deal flow for both national publications and research firms in his lifetime. Brenon holds a BA from the University of Kansas and has also holds an accreditation in Economics from Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.
Brett Jackson – Director of Game Development, Bally Technologies
Brett is the Director of Game Development for Bally Technologies in Las Vegas. He has deep experience in all facets of gaming and digital product development, process and strategy. Brett loves exploring new ideas, taking on big challenges, and rising to the occasion. Previously, he was a Managing Director and vice president of consulting at Qais Consulting in Singapore. Prior, he was the Director of Product and Design at Atlassian Software Systems. Brett holds a BA in Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Chris Melissinos – Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Verizon
Chris is one of the world’s leading experts on the video game industry. A sought after speaker, engagements include GDC, GDC Austin, E3, iHollywood Forum, CES, PennyArcade Expo, 3GSM, JavaOne, and universities and educational conferences around the world. Chris is the guest curator of the highly successful “The Art of Video Games” exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He is a senior technologist, marketing, and media executive, currently serving as Director of Corporate Strategy, focusing on Over-the-Top Services and Media for Verizon. His experience includes technology development, marketing and brand development, entrepreneurship, strategic leadership, community leadership, and public speaking/lecturing. Chris received a BS in Public Administration from George Mason University.
Clarence Hinton – Vice President of Corporate Development, BMC
Clarence is Vice President of Corporate Development at BMC Software. There, he executes M&A transactions and assists with integration. Clarence primarily focuses on Cloud, SaaS, Datacenter Automation, and Application Management transactions. He also specializes in Business Development for the technology sector. Prior to BMC, Clarence was a Strategist and Sr. Manager at Dell. Prior to Dell, Clarence worked as a Consultant for Bain & Company. Clarence graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Claudia Fan Munce – Vice President, Strategy and Venture Capital, IBM Corporation
Claudia has been Managing Director of the IBM Venture Capital Group since 2004. In addition to this role, she is Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy. Claudia joined IBM’s Research Division in 1985 and has held many technical and business leadership positions. Claudia holds a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Dave Sobota – Senior Director, Corporate Development, Google
Dave Sobota is a Director on the Corporate Development team at Google, which is responsible for Google’s acquisitions and strategic investments. He has been involved in many of Google’s prominent deals including the acquisitions of YouTube, Android, Slide, Jambool, Grand Central (Google Voice) and Postini as well as Google’s investment in Clearwire. Before joining Google, Dave spent eight years as an M&A and corporate/securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Venture Law Group. Dave received a JD from the University of Chicago and a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University.
David Hindley – Senior Director, Autodesk
David has over 10 years of experience in Corporate Development. Since 2003, he has been with Autodesk and assisted with a variety of M&A transactions. Autodesk is an American multinational software corporation that focuses on acquiring 3D design software for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries. Prior to joining Autodesk, David was an Analyst for RBC Capital Markets and an Analyst for Concordia Capital. He graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Management Science, and later attended the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley to receive his MBA.[/three_fourth_last] [one_fourth]
Erik Harrell – Chief Financial Officer, Opera Software
Erik is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Opera. Harrell’s primary responsibilities include Opera’s global finance & accounting and financial planning operations, corporate strategy, corporate development/mergers & acquisitions, and investor relations. Prior to joining Opera in 2005, Harrell was the CFO of the European operations for Advent Software, a NASDAQ-listed software company based in San Francisco. Harrell’s professional experience includes six years at JP Morgan in New York, where he was vice president of M&A. Harrell has an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School and holds an MA and BA in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University.
Garrett Herbert – Managing Partner, Deloitte
Garrett is a partner in the Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Services practice for Deloitte. Garrett leads the Silicon Valley M&A Transaction Services practice in San Jose, CA and is the national leader for M&A Transaction Services for the telecom, media and technology industry group. Garrett has over 18 years of professional experience that last 13 years has been dedicated to M&A. He has extensive transaction experience in advising financial and strategic buyers on due diligence, accounting structuring and financial reporting aspects of transactions in technology, software and internet services transactions both domestically and internationally. He received his B.A. in Economics from College of the Holy Cross.
Gary Johnson – Corporate Development, Facebook
Gary has been working with Facebook for the past two years as part of Facebook’s Corporate Development team. At Facebook, he assists the company with technology acquisitions in the software, start-up, and mobile spaces. Prior to joining Facebook, he was a Vice President at Credit Suisse. Gary began his career as an Engineering Manager at Apple for several years after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in Digital Media Technology. He later returned to the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania to receive his MBA in Corporate Finance.
Hardeep Bindra – Executive Vice President, Collective
Hardeep serves as an Executive Vice President of Ensemble at Collective. Hardeep is a seasoned digital advertising executive leading Collective’s creative platform division. He has deep expertise and knowledge of the online media ecosystem gained through past roles serving as CEO of AdBrite exchange, and Vice President and Lead for Right Media exchange, Americas. Prior to Right Media, he served in management roles for Aol, VeriSign, and Telcordia, leading teams and challenging the status quo with innovative thinking and execution. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BA in Economics and Finance.
Indu Navar – Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners
Indu is a Managing Director at Woodside Capital. She advises software and internet service companies on strategic financing transactions and M&A. Indu is an expert in leading companies through several rounds of growth stage strategic financing. Prior to Woodside Capital, Indu was the Founder and CEO of Serus corporation, provider of SaaS offerings for companies with outsourced manufacturing. Her professional experience includes being on the ground floor of several successful technology companies, including Healtheon(WebMD), Silicon Graphics, Black and White Software (Segue). She started her career at NASA, Moffett Field, California. She holds a MS in Computer Science from California State University, Chico and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University.
Jacob Mullins – CEO, Exitround
Jacob is the current CEO at Exitround, a private and anonymous marketplace for founders of companies to discreetly explore strategic acquisition opportunities. He previously worked at Shasta Ventures, where he spent his time looking at consumer and mobile businesses. Prior to that, he built a dietary supplement company out of South Africa, and was the first professional to work on sales and business development at VentureBeat.com. He holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University.
Jamie McGurk – Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Jamie is a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm focused on identifying and funding world-class entrepreneurs in spanning both enterprise and consumer technology. Jamie has been focused on the technology space for his entire 15 year career, funding, advising and supporting management teams with revolutionary ideas. Jamie’s expertise spans M&A and capital raising in both public and private markets and is also an active angel investor in several emerging technology companies. Jamie received his MBA from Georgetown University. For his undergraduate studies, he graduated from Marist College with a B.S. degree in Finance.
Jason Lemkin – Managing Director, Storm Ventures
Jason is a Managing Director of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Jason focuses exclusively on early-stage SaaS/enterprise start-ups and helping them scale. Prior to Storm Ventures, Jason Lemkin served as CEO and co-founder of Storm Ventures-backed EchoSign, the web’s most popular electronic signature service. Jason led EchoSign from inception through its acquisition by Adobe Systems Inc. in 2011. He then served as Vice President, Web Services at Adobe, where he oversaw the growth of EchoSign and Adobe Document Services to $100,000,000+ ARR in 2013. He holds a JD and Order of the Coif from University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from Harvard University. Additionally, he has completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Executive Management Program.
Jennifer Vancini – Senior Director of Business Development, Telefonica Digital
Jennifer is the Senior Director of Business Development for Telefonica Digital’s Global Partnerships team. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Jennifer’s team is responsible for creating and managing strategic digital and mobile partnerships on behalf of Telefonica worldwide. Jennifer has extensive experience in tech and media. Most recently, Jennifer was previously the Director of Business Development at Vasco Data Security in San Mateo and managed a SaaS partner ecosystem for cloud-based solutions. Partners included Google Apps, Salesforce, and Microsoft. Jennifer received her MBA in International Business from the University of British Columbia in 1993. Prior to that, she attended Trinity University and received a B.Sc, in Finance.
John Somorjai – Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Salesforce
John Somorjai is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy at salesforce.com. Since 2005, he has been leading the evaluation, deal execution and integration of corporate strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and investments. John’s team has helped bring the company into significant new growth areas through such acquisitions as Exact Target, Radian6, Buddy Media, Heroku, Jigsaw, Instranet, and Rypple, and brought onboard a number of key leaders. He holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Government from Dartmouth College.
Kara Sprague – Principal, McKinsey & Co
Kara is a senior member of McKinsey’s Business Technology Practice where she co-leads McKinsey’s global Cloud Practice and serves as a core leader in McKinsey’s Software and Services Practice. Kara primarily focuses on supporting software product and service providers, particularly companies in the cloud computing, big data, mobility, collaboration, and cybersecurity subsectors. Kara received three degrees from MIT: a B.S. and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an M.S. in Technology and Public Policy.
Kay-Yut Chen – Principal Scientist, HP Labs
Kay-Yut Chen pioneered the application of behavioral economics to business management for Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in 1994. Serving as the Principal Scientist, he focuses on areas such as supply chain contracting and the use of human information in forecasting. His work has been featured in Scientific American, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, amongst others. He is co-author of Secrets of the Moneylab: How Behavioral Economics Can Improve Your Business (Portfolio/Penguin, 2010). Kay-Yut received both a BS and a PhD from Caltech.
Kelly Porter – Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners
Kelly Porter advises software and internet service companies on M&A and strategic financing transactions at Woodside Capital Partners. He has participated in dozens of transactions, including financings, acquisitions and IPO’s. Prior to joining Woodside Capital, Kelly was the Managing Partner of a venture capital firm, ZAP Ventures, where he invested in several dozen companies. Prior to ZAP Ventures, he held positions as Chairman and CEO of CatchTV; Executive Vice President of IAC; Vice President of Fox Television; Media Planner at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising; and Director of Business Development an ad sales network, Seltel. Kelly is a native to the Bay Area and earned a Masters of Management as a Sloan fellow from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.
Keval Desai – Partner, InterWest
Keval is a technology and internet veteran, with over 20 years of experience in these sectors. As a Partner at Interwest Partners, he invests in digital media, consumer internet and mobile companies. Keval previously served in multiple leadership roles, one as the Vice President of Product at Digg, and the other as the Director of Product Management at Google. He is a well-known angel investor is also a board member at 7 companies and invests in multiple others. Keval holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MS in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Kevin Jacques – Director of Corporate Development, Intuit
Kevin has over 15 years of experience in corporate development and currently serves as Intuit’s Director of Corporate Development. The team Kevin is a member of is responsible for helping shape and accelerate Intuit’s strategy. Prior to Intuit, Kevin was a Partner at Palomar Ventures, and prior to Palomar – he was the CEO of GlobeRanger, a venture backed RFID software company. He has significant experience in developing successful growth strategies for emerging technology companies. Kevin graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Later, he attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania to earn his MBA.
Kevin Morrow – Vice President, Partnerships & Business Development, Samsung
Kevin is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Samsung. He drives relationships with leading brands to build the enhanced multi-screen consumer experience of the future. In his previous role as Global Product Manager for Blu-Ray players, Kevin spearheaded partnerships with services including Netflix and Pandora to establish the industry’s first web-service connected consumer electronic devices. Kevin also led the development and launch of Samsung’s Smart TV platform, products and app store.
Kristina Omari – Corporate Development Executive (Former Adobe)
Kristina is a former executive of Corporate Development at Adobe. While at Adobe, Kristina led a team focused on inorganic growth strategy, equity investments, M&A execution and post-merger integration. She managed more than 17 transactions in her tenure at Adobe including Adobe’s $1.8 billion acquisition of Omniture, which closed in October 2009, and its $240 million acquisition of Day Software, which closed in October 2010. Prior to joining Adobe, Kristina held a number of finance and corporate development positions at leading global companies including Hewlett Packard, Lehman Brothers and PaineWebber. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Lester Liu – Head of Corporate Development and M&A Execution, VISA
Lester Liu has over 15 years of experience in technology M&A. He currently is the Vice President of Global M&A and Corporate Development at Visa and has been serving in this position since 2009. Prior, he was the Senior Vice President of technology M&A at Lehman Brothers, as well as the Vice President of technology M&A at Thomas Weisel Partners and Merrill Lynch. Lester Liu holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton, and a BA in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University.
Matt Olton – Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, EMC
Matthew Olton is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at EMC Corporation and leads EMC’s global M&A practice, as well as various related activities. Since joining EMC, Matt has led, in various capacities, approximately $17 billion in acquisitions of software, hardware and services companies for EMC and has played a direct role in transforming EMC into one the world’s leading technology companies. Matt moved to his current role in 2006 from EMC’s Office of the General Counsel, where he was Associate General Counsel, overseeing acquisitions, investments and other matters. Prior to joining EMC, Matt was a corporate attorney at Skadden Arps and Goodwin Procter in Boston. He holds an MBA from Northeastern, a JD from Boston University, and a BA with honors from Wesleyan University.
Dr. Michael Chui – Principal, McKinsey Global Institute
Michael is a Principal of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, where he leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as Big Data, Web 2.0 and collaboration technologies, and the Internet of Things. Michael is a frequent speaker at major global conferences, and his research has been cited in leading publications around the world. His PhD dissertation, entitled “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Web Searching as Query Refinement,” examined Web user search behaviors and the usability of Web search engines. Michael attended Stanford University for a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and Indiana University in Bloomington for his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science in 2002.
Michael Cristinziano – Corporate Vice President of Strategic Development, Citrix
Michael is Corporate Vice President of Strategic Development at Citrix and is responsible for mergers and acquisitions strategy and execution, technology licensing and venture capital investments. Under Michael’s leadership, Citrix has completed more than 40 strategic transactions contributing to the company’s leadership in virtualization, networking and cloud computing technologies that enable virtual workstyles. An equity research analyst turned investment banker, Michael’s past work has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and StarMine. Michael earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Temple University, a M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate studies in information networking at Carnegie Mellon University.
Moni Miyashita – McKinsey & Co, Former IBM Head of M&A Strategy
Moni Miyashita is currently a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company where she advises senior executives on executing transformational M&A and assists in building capabilities to address their strategic goals. She speaks globally on M&A best practices at conferences, CEO forums and executive roundtables. Previously, she was Vice President of M&A Strategy at IBM and drove efforts to align M&A with IBM senior leaders to attain their 2015 strategic and financial roadmap. After leading Corporate Development for IBM in Asia, Moni was appointed Managing Director of IBM M&A Integration where she built and led their first corporate global integration practice as they executed over 100 acquisitions in transforming to a software and services business.
Monty Gray – Senior Director, Corporate Development, SAP
Monty has a diverse background in M&A, corporate investments, strategy and technology. Currently serving as the Vice President of Corporate Development at SAP, he leads his team in the execution of technology transactions to guide the company towards its strategic vision goals. Having been at SAP for over 13 years, Monty has the experience and business acumen to carry out M&A transactions strategically. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and received a BS in Finance from California State University, Chico.
Niall Wall – Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, Box
Niall is the SVP of Business and Corporate Development at Box. He is responsible for the company’s overall partnership strategy, key global revenue generating relationships, and corporate development. Prior to joining Box, Niall held several senior leadership roles at Symantec, including VP and General Manager of the Norton cloud business unit, VP of the Data Protection Group, and VP of Business Development and Alliances. At Symantec he built one of the world’s leading consumer cloud services businesses and established the business development organization, contributing to the company’s overall growth from less than $1B to more than $6B in annual revenue. Previously, Niall held product management and product marketing leadership roles at Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation. Niall holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Peter Cohen – Head of Strategy, Amazon Web Services
Peter is currently the Director of Corporate Development at Amazon Web Services. He joined Amazon.com in 1997 and has led numerous strategic technology and business initiatives for the company over the past decade. In his current corporate development role, Peter drives AWS’ strategic investment and acquisition activities. Launched in July 2002, Amazon Web Services comprises a variety of services, including Elastic Compute Cloud, Elastic Block Storage, Simple Storage Service, Cloud Front, Simple DB, and Mechanical Turk. Peter earned his BA in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Virginia.
Rishi Garg – Head of Corporate Development, Square
Rishi is a strategic partnership wizard. Working at Square, he is responsible for customer acquisition deals, corporate development, and forming partnerships with the right companies. Prior to Square, Rishi co-founded FanSnap while serving as an entrepreneur-in-residence at General Catalyst Partners. Rishi has also worked at Google, where he built the business model and helped launch business development for the Google PrintAds B2B advertising exchange. He began his career as an investment banker in the corporate finance division of the Morgan Stanley Technology Group. Rishi received a BA in Economics and MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Roy Ng – Senior Vice President and COO, SAP Cloud
Roy is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for SAP’s Cloud business, responsible for global business operations including go-to-market and product portfolio strategy, and learning and sales enablement. Roy joined SAP in 2012, through the acquisition of SuccessFactors. Roy led the formulation of the company’s strategy and partnered with senior leadership to execute on priority initiatives. In this capacity, Roy led the company’s first two acquisitions and contributed to the company’s growth from $153 million in revenue with 670 employees in 2009, to $328 million revenue with 1,600 employees in 2011. Roy also led post-merger integration to combine SuccessFactors and SAP’s On Demand businesses to create a 4,000+ employee Cloud Business Unit within SAP. Roy graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with dual degrees in Business Administration and Political Science.
Sara Clemens – Executive in Residence, Greylock Partners
Sara is one of the premier strategists for high growth global businesses in the emerging technology markets. Sara Clemens joined Greylock Partners in September as an Executive in Residence and brings a wealth of leadership and commercial experience. Sara is working with Greylock’s current portfolio companies as well as evaluating new investment opportunities. Prior to Greylock, Sara was the Vice President of Corporate Development at Linkedin and also spent five years in a range of executive positions at Microsoft, helping Xbox and Xbox Live grow to where it is today. Sara holds an MA with honors from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Shekar Ayyar – Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, VMWare
Shekar joined VMware in 2007 and leads the company’s strategy and corporate development efforts, bringing more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in enterprise software, communications and semiconductors. Shekar is responsible for aligning strategy and long-term planning across VMware businesses as well as managing the company’s mergers and acquisitions, and strategic investments. Shekar previously served as the company’s Vice President of Alliances. Shekar earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and MBA from the Wharton School where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Simon Wilkie – Chairman Emeritus, USC Economics Department
Simon’s research focuses on game theory, its application to business strategy, economic and regulatory policy design, and the economics of the communications industries. His most recent research is on the wholesale telecommunications market and the concept diversity in media markets. Simon serves as chair and professor of the USC Economics department and also serves as a co-director for the Center in Law, Economics and Organization with the USC Law School. Prior to joining USC, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Communications Research. He was also formerly a faculty member of Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Simon received his B.A. in Economics from the University of New South Wales, as well as a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester.
Steven Fan – Head of Mobile Corporate Development, Yahoo!
Steven has been part of Yahoo’s Corporate Development team since 2009 and currently leads the team’s coverage of Mobile. Prior to Yahoo!, Steven spent time in finance and investing at Goldman Sachs and Institutional Venture Partners. He also spent time as a startup entrepreneur in the online video space. Prior to joining Yahoo!, he was the Founder and CEO of Flixbee, also known as HelloMovies.com. Currently, Steven assists with acquisitions, investments, strategy and business development for Yahoo!. His notable deals include: Zimbra, Citizen Sports, Dapper, Interclick, OntheAir, Snip.it, Astrid, GoPollGo, Milewise, Loki Studios, Bignoggins, Rockmelt, Lookflow. Steven attended Stanford University and graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering.
Tricia Salinero – Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners
Tricia is a Managing Director at Woodside Capital and assists with M&A advisory for software and internet service companies. She has participated in over 60 technology mergers and acquisitions valued at nearly $4 billion over her 20 years in technology. Prior to joining Woodside Capital, she was the founder of Newforth Partners, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on the technology sector. Prior to founding Newforth in 2002, Tricia spent seven years at Broadview International, a global M&A advisor for IT, communications, and healthcare technology. She received a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley and an MPA from California State, East Bay with an emphasis in Organizational Development.