Ron Heller

Managing Director

Silicon Valley

Ron has 20+ years of investment banking experience, primarily advising technology companies on mergers and acquisitions and private placements.

Prior to joining Woodside Capital, Ron was a Senior Director of Newforth Partners, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on the software and Internet sectors.  Prior to joining Newforth in 2003, Ron was a Director in the Equity Private Placements Group of Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group, where he managed private equity placements in the U.S., Asia and Europe.  Before CSFB, Ron worked in investment banking with Houlihan Lokey, Venturi & Company, and Frost & Berman in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Ron began his Corporate Finance career at Smith Barney, working in its New York, London and San Francisco offices. In addition, Ron has worked as a strategy consultant for Bain and Company, and in finance and operations with NuMarket Communications, a private cable and television services provider.

Ron’s clients have included Sense Networks, i-Systems, Oerlikon, Technicolor, Geary LSF, Eagleware, Vodium, SkipJam, Vivendi-Universal, OpSource, Zhone Technologies, China Netcom, Eachnet, Kestrel Solutions, Sanctum, Interwoven, CommerceOne, Lucent Digital Radio, Sculptured Software and AIFS.

Ron received a BA degree in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Business.