Posted on January 18th, 2012 · Posted in News

January 18, 2012, Palo Alto, CA: Woodside Capital Partners International LLC is pleased to announce the addition of three new senior M&A advisors to its global software and internet services banking team. Tricia Salinero, Ron Heller, and Kirk Bloede have joined Woodside Capital’s Palo Alto headquarters along with their transaction team analyst, Shad Mohammadi.

Salinero is a top investment banker in Silicon Valley, having completed over 60 technology mergers and acquisitions valued at nearly $4 billion over a successful 20 year career in software and technology. In addition to other experience, Salinero spent seven years at Broadview International, a global M&A advisor for IT, communications, healthcare technology and media companies.

Heller has been a successful investment banker for 20 years, the last 15 focused on M&A and private placements for technology companies. Heller was previously with the Equity Private Placements Group of Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group.

Bloede was previously a Senior Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank where he was a core team member in forming its investment banking division. Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, Bloede was a Vice President at Lighthouse Capital Partners.

Salinero will moderate a panel at today’s Woodside Capital’s Better Acquisition Gathering 2012, a gathering of Corporate Development executives, Venture Capitalists, and CEOs from companies across the software and internet sectors.

Salinero notes, “From my perspective, this is a great opportunity for us to create a best-in-class firm aimed at the mid-market. We are joining a great transaction team with the added dimensions of an institutional research team and a global footprint.”

Rudy Burger, Woodside Capital’s Managing Partner echoed the sentiment, adding “We are pleased to have doubled the size of our software practice and brought on senior talent with extensive M&A and private placements expertise. Tricia and I have known each other for almost 20 years and are finally glad to have the opportunity to bring our two teams together.”

Salinero, Heller, Bloede and Mohammadi were previously with Newforth Partners LLC, a leading technology investment bank in Silicon Valley.

About Woodside Capital

Woodside Capital delivers value-added M&A and private placement advisory services for emerging growth companies. Securities transactions are offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA ( and SIPC (, and through Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP, a financial services firm authorized and regulated by the FSA ( Woodside Capital Partners International LLC, Woodside Capital Securities LLC, and Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP are affiliated companies. More information is available at or by calling 1.650.391.2075

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Press Release Contact:
Rudy Burger
Woodside Capital Partners International LLC
(650) 391-2075