George joined Qatalyst in 2010, and has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2016. Prior to joining Qatalyst, George was at Credit Suisse where he most recently served as Chairman of its Global Technology Group and Chairman of its Global Healthcare Group, and also served as Vice Chairman of its Corporate and Investment Banking department. Prior to that, George held a number of positions with Credit Suisse, including Co-Head of Global Technology Banking and Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 1998, George was at Deutsche Bank Securities as Head of its Technology Group’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions activities. Prior to Deutsche Bank, George was at Morgan Stanley, heading M&A activities in the western United States.
George has over 37 years of investment banking experience and has advised on more than 600 completed transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, hostile takeovers, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, financings, stock buybacks, spinoffs and leveraged recapitalizations. George advised Afterpay on its sale to Block for $29B, Aruba on its sale to HP for $3.0B, Ascend on its sale to Lucent for $24B, Atheros on its sale to Qualcomm for $3.6B, auth0 on its sale to Okta for $6.5B, The Blackstone Group on its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor for $17.6B, CA on its sale to Broadcom for $18.9B, Cavium on its sale to Marvell for $6.7B, Concur on its sale to SAP for $8.3B, Cypress on its $4B merger with Spansion, Google on its acquisitions of YouTube for $1.7B and DoubleClick for $3.1B, HomeAway on its sale to Expedia for $3.9B, Informatica on its sale to Permira for $5.3B, Inphi on its sale to Marvell for $11.1B, Intuit on its acquisition of Credit Karma for $7.1B, Linear Technology on its sale to Analog Devices for $14.8B, LinkedIn on its sale to Microsoft for $28.1B, LogMeIn on its sale to Francisco Partners for $4.4B, LSI on its sale to Avago for $6.6B, Mailchimp on its sale to Intuit for $12B, Microsemi on its sale to Microchip for $10.2B, Motorola Mobility on its sale to Google for $12.5B, National Semiconductor on its sale to Texas Instruments for $6.5B, NetLogic on its sale to Broadcom for $3.9B, NetSuite on its sale to Oracle for $9.4B, NXP Semiconductor on its terminated sale to Qualcomm for $48.4B, Pixar on its sale to Disney for $7.4B, Pluralsight on its sale to Vista for $3.8B, Riverbed on its sale to Thoma Bravo for $3.6B, Slack on its sale to Salesforce for $29.2B, Sun Microsystems on its sale to Oracle for $7.1B, VERITAS on its $20B acquisition of Seagate Technology (and spinout of the disk drive business to Silver Lake), and Vonage on its sale to Ericsson for $6.2B. George has also advised companies such as 3PAR, Acme Packet, Adobe, Advent, AKQA, Alcatel, AMCC, Apple, Aspect Development, Atmel, Bay Networks, CallidusCloud, Cascade, C-Cube, Cerent, Chromatis, Conexant, Chiron, Dow Chemical, DuPont Photomasks, Five9, The Gartner Group, Genentech, Glassdoor, Golden Gate Capital, Hortonworks, Infor, Intuit, Isilon, Jamdat, KLA-Tencor, Kiva Systems, Komag, Lam Research, Lucent, Lockheed, Magma, Mattel, McKesson, MMC Networks, Netscape, Nortel Networks, OpenTable, Orbitz, PeopleSoft, Philips Electronics, Pliant Technology, Pentaho, PMC, PureAtria, Rackspace, Riot Games, SandForce, Siara Systems, Siemens, Sourcefire, Standard Microsystems, Submarino, SynOptics, Synopsys, Taleo, Tellabs, Ticketmaster, Vantive, Varian Semiconductor, VeriFone, Verisign, Vista Equity, and WebTV.
George received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.