The Qatalyst Team

atalyst's advisors combine an extensive network of relationships with deep industry knowledge and seasoned transaction expertise to deliver a superior, senior level of service for clients who value experience, judgment, candor and insight. In addition to merger and acquisition advice, Qatalyst Partners employs its team's extensive corporate finance and capital markets experience to advise companies on capital structure and capital raising alternatives, and selectively raises private capital for clients.

   
 

Frank Quattrone

Frank is a founder and CEO of Qatalyst. He began his career with Morgan Stanley in 1977, has advised technology companies since 1981, and headed the global Technology Groups for Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse before co-founding Qatalyst. Over the past three decades, Frank and the teams he has led have advised on more than 500 mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transaction value over $600B and on more than 350 financings that raised over $65B for technology companies worldwide. During this time, Frank has enjoyed the privilege of advising technology leaders including Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, Applied Materials, Ascend, Autonomy, Cisco, Citrix, Data Domain, eBay, Go Daddy, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Linear Technology, LSI, Motorola Mobility, National Semiconductor, Netscape, Oracle, Palm, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, SynOptics (Bay Networks), Taleo, 3PAR, Tumblr, VERITAS and Xilinx.

Frank led the IPOs of Amazon.com, Cisco, Intuit, Linear Technology, Netscape, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, SynOptics and Xilinx, among many others. He advised Apple on its $400 million acquisition of NeXT (which led to Steve Jobs' return to Apple); Ascend on its $3.7B acquisition of Cascade and its $24B sale to Lucent; Autonomy on its $11.7B sale to HP; Data Domain on its $2.4B sale to EMC; Go Daddy on its strategic investment by KKR, Silver Lake and TCV; Google on creating an alternative to Microsoft's $45B hostile takeover attempt of Yahoo!; Isilon on its $2.6B sale to EMC; LSI on its $6.6B sale to Avago; Motorola Mobility on its $12.5B sale to Google; National Semiconductor on its $6.5B sale to Texas Instruments; Netezza on its $1.9B sale to IBM; Nicira on its $1.3B sale to VMware; Oracle on an $80 million investment by Nippon Steel (during Oracle's financial crisis in 1990-91); Palm on its $1.4B sale to HP; Sourcefire on its $2.7B sale to Cisco; SynOptics on its $1.2B merger with Wellfleet to form Bay Networks; Taleo on its $2.1B sale to Oracle; 3PAR on its $2.4B sale to HP; Tumblr on its $1.1B sale to Yahoo!: VERITAS on its $20B acquisition of Seagate Technology (and spinout of the disk drive business to Silver Lake); and Yammer on its $1.2B sale to Microsoft.

Frank serves as Chairman Emeritus and board member of The Tech Museum in San Jose, California and on the Advisory Board of The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at Penn Law School, and is Chair Emeritus of the Innocence Project at Santa Clara Law School. Frank is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received a B.S. in Economics summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

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George Boutros

George Boutros joined Qatalyst in June 2010. Prior to joining Qatalyst, George was a Managing Director 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 a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank Securities and Head of its Technology Group's Global Mergers & Acquisitions activities. Prior to Deutsche Bank, George was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, heading M&A activities in the western United States.

George has 27 years of investment banking experience and has advised on more than 350 completed transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, hostile takeovers, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, financings, stock buybacks, spinoffs and leveraged recapitalizations. George advised Acme Packet on its $2.1B sale to Oracle, Alcatel-Lucent on the sale of its Genesys business to a private equity consortium for $1.5B, Ascend on its $3.7B acquisition of Cascade and its subsequent sale to Lucent for $24B, Atheros on its sale to Qualcomm for $3.6B, ATIC (the technology investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi) on its acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor for $3.1B, The Blackstone Group on its $17.6B acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, Google on its acquisitions of YouTube for $1.7B and DoubleClick for $3.1B, Intel on its $950MM acquisition of Wind River Systems, Isilon on its sale to EMC for $2.6B, Motorola Mobility on its sale to Google for $12.5B, MySQL on its $1.0B sale to Sun Microsystems, National Semiconductor on its sale to Texas Instruments for $6.5B, Netezza on its sale to IBM for $1.9B, NetLogic on its sale to Broadcom for $3.9B, Pixar on its sale to Disney for $7.4B, Sourcefire on its sale to Cisco for $2.7B, Sun Microsystems on its sale to Oracle for $7.1B, Taleo on its $2.1B sale to Oracle, VERITAS on its $20B acquisition of Seagate Technology (and spinout of the disk drive business to Silver Lake) and 3PAR on its $2.4B sale to HP. George has also advised companies such as Adobe, AKQA, Alcatel, AMCC, Apple, Aspect Development, Atmel, Bay Networks, Cascade, C-Cube, Cerent, Chromatis, Conexant, Chiron, Cypress Semiconductor, Dow Chemical, DuPont Photomasks, The Gartner Group, Genentech, Golden Gate Capital, Infor, Intuit, Jamdat, Kiva Systems, KLA-Tencor, Komag, Lam Research, Linear Technology, Lucent, Lockheed, Magma, Mattel, McKesson, MMC Networks, National Semiconductor, Netscape, Nortel Networks, PeopleSoft, Philips Electronics, Pliant Technology, PMC-Sierra, PureAtria, Rackspace, Riot Games, SandForce, Siara Systems, Siemens, Standard Microsystems, Submarino, SynOptics, Synopsys, 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.

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Jason DiLullo

Jason joined Qatalyst in July of 2010. Jason has over 20 years of strategic advisory experience, almost all of which have been focused on the global technology industry. Most recently, Jason was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology Mergers and Acquisitions, Americas at Credit Suisse. Prior to Credit Suisse, Jason worked with Frank and George at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. He has advised on well over 100 completed transactions representing more than $100B of value, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile takeovers and defense, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, spin-offs and financings.
 
Since joining Qatalyst, Jason has announced or completed transactions with Atheros Communications, Atmel, Conexant Systems, Cortina Systems, Fusion-io, Isilon Systems, Kiva Systems, LSI, Magma Design Automation, National Semiconductor, NetLogic Microsystems, Nicira, Pliant Technology, SandForce, SeaMicro, Standard Microsystems, Tensilica and Validity.  His past clients have included 3Com, AMCC, ATI Technologies, ATIC (the Advanced Technology Investment Company of Abu Dhabi), C-Cube, Cypress Semiconductor, Digital Island, Informix, Intel, Komag, The Learning Company, Linear Technology, Marvell Semiconductor, MMC Networks, Nuance Communications, Nortel, NXP Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, Oracle, Philips, Photon Dynamics, Pixar Animation Studios, PMC-Sierra, Seagate, Siemens, VeriFone and Wind River Systems.
 
Jason is originally from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania and received an A.B., with honors, in Organizational Behavior and Management and International Relations from Brown University.

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Adrian Dollard

Adrian is a founder of Qatalyst. Adrian has worked in the securities industry for 19 years. He worked previously in Credit Suisse's technology investment banking group and before that as a corporate attorney specializing in mergers and securities law with Shearman & Sterling. Adrian has extensive experience negotiating terms and transaction structures in technology merger transactions and has managed or participated in more than 100 merger & acquisition, public offering and private placement transactions. His clients have included Alcatel, Brocade, Data Domain, GE, Google, NetLogic and Novartis.

Adrian received an A.B. and a J.D. with High Honors from Duke University. He sits on the Duke Law School Board of Visitors and is the former Vice President of the Board of Bay Area Community Resources, Inc., a $35 million social services agency. He also serves as a Co-Chair of the California Legal Services Trust Fund Commission and is a Trustee of Regis High School. Adrian, his wife Anne and their three children reside in San Francisco.

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Adam Holt

Adam joined Qatalyst in June, 2013 and leads the software practice. Most recently the head of Morgan Stanley's software research practice, Adam has 18 years of experience covering the technology industry at Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Hambrecht & Quist. Adam was ranked as the #1 software analyst on the Institutional Investor All-American Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and ranked #1 for six years in the Greenwich Institutional poll. Mr. Holt has covered a wide range of software sectors including applications, cloud computing, data technologies, infrastructure, security, storage, and systems management, and had previously covered services, e-commerce, and internet companies. Adam has also participated in more than 50 IPOs and other equity offerings totaling more than $8B in value that created over $100B in market cap. Adam and his team were lead analysts on the 4 largest software IPOs in 2012 and past clients include Advent Software, Bazaarvoice, Blackbaud, Intuit, Jive Software, Mandiant, Palo Alto Networks, Qliktech, Responsys, ServiceNow, ServiceSource, SolarWinds, Sourcefire, Splunk, SuccessFactors, Taleo, VMware and Workday.

Adam is originally from Charlottesville, VA and graduated from Princeton with an A.B., cum laude, in Religious Studies with a certificate in African American Studies. He resides in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.

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Nadir Shaikh

Nadir joined Qatalyst in May 2011 and leads the firm's coverage of the communications technology, storage and systems sectors. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Nadir spent more than 7 years at Credit Suisse, where he served as Managing Director & Head of the Global Communications group. Prior to that, Nadir worked in a similar capacity at Banc of America Securities and its predecessor firm, Montgomery Securities. Before that, he was a member of the Global Project Finance team at Bank of America, specializing in the telecommunications sector.

Nadir has advised on several landmark transactions in the technology sector, including Motorola Mobility's $12.5B sale to Google, Sun's $7B sale to Oracle, Avaya's $8B sale to SilverLake and TPG, and Scientific-Atlanta's $7B sale to Cisco. Nadir has also had the privilege of advising on capital-raising and M&A transactions for leading technology companies including 3PAR, Acme Packet, ADC Telecommunications, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Corning, Dell, Finisar, Fusion-io, JDS Uniphase, Hewlett-Packard, Nicira, Nokia, Nortel, Quantum, Sandforce, Silver Tail Systems and Tellabs.

Nadir currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Town School for Boys and University High School in San Francisco. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Economics and History from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

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Jean Tardy-Joubert

Jean joined Qatalyst in February 2009 to launch and head Qatalyst's European operations. Jean has 20 years of investment banking experience, the last 17 of which have been focused on advising technology companies in EMEA. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Jean served as head of European Technology Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, head of the European Technology, Media and Telecom group for Credit Suisse, and head of the European Technology Group for Credit Suisse.

Jean's clients and transaction experience include IPOs and advisory assignments for ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion/Floware, Autonomy, Bosch, Cambridge Silicon Radio, CapGemini, Cúram Software, Cyvera, ECI Telecom, Ericsson, Marconi, Nokia, NXP/Philips, Psion, Sequans, Siemens, STMicroelectronics, Tenovis, Virata/Globespan, Vivendi, Wavecom, and Xyratex. He has advised Alcatel on its $7B acquisition of Newbridge Networks, Alcatel-Lucent on the sale of its Genesys business to a private equity consortium for $1.5B; Autonomy on its $11.7B sale to HP; Floware on its merger with Breezecom; Virata on its merger with Globespan, sale in two transactions of Bosch Telecom to Marconi and KKR, then on its subsequent sale to Avaya; Marconi on its acquisition of Nokia's optical transport business; the successful hostile defence of Wavecom (merged with Sierra Wireless); the separation of Philip's semiconductor business (NXP) to a sponsor-led consortium and the respective $6B financing, and the two subsequent disposals of NXP's C&IPT division to DSP Communications and wireless division to STMicroelectronics ($1.6B); and Siemens AG on its acquisitions of Redstone Communications and Castle Networks.

Jean is originally from Paris, France and graduated in Economics and Finance from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris). Jean is fluent in French, English and German.

 

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Jonathan Turner

Jonathan is a founder of Qatalyst and leads our Consumer Technology practice. Jonathan has 20 years of investment banking experience, including at Credit Suisse, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Citibank. Prior to founding Qatalyst, Jonathan was Global Head of Credit Suisse's Internet banking group and Vice President, Corporate Development, for QuinStreet, the leader in online vertical marketing and media. At Qatalyst, Jonathan advised AKQA on its sale to WPP, Ancestry.com on its sale to Permira, Autonomy on its sale to HP, Bain Capital on its acquisition of BMC, Brocade on its restructured acquisition of Foundry, Comcast on its investment in Arris, Data Domain on its sale to EMC, Dropcam on its sale to Nest/Google, ebay on its acquisition of Braintree and other various assignments, Elance on its merger with oDesk, Flurry on its sale to Yahoo!, GaiKai on its sale to Sony, GoDaddy on its majority investment by KKR, Silverlake and TCV, Kosmix on its sale to Wal-mart, Lifesize on its sale to Logitech, MoPub on its sale to Twitter, Motorola Mobility on its sale to Google, MediaMind on its sale to DG Fast Channel, OpenTable on its sale to Priceline, Palm on its sale to HP, PopCap games on its sale to Electronic Arts, Riot Games on its sale to Tencent, Sony on the divestiture of its Gracenote division to Tribune, Tumblr on its sale to Yahoo! and Zong on its sale to ebay. Prior to Qatalyst, Jonathan advised companies such as Accenture, Baidu, Dell, HP, Omniture, Priceline, Synopsys, Ticketmaster, VERITAS and Yahoo!

Jonathan is originally from London, England and was awarded a BA with First Class Honors in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University, England, with a tutorial prize in Economics.

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Marcie Vu

Marcie Vu joined Qatalyst in May 2013 and focuses on the consumer technology sector. Prior to Qatalyst, Marcie was Head of Consumer Internet Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.

Marcie has 13 years of investment banking experience at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers advising internet, mobile, software and telecommunications clients on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $90 billion. She has advised on the IPOs of Alibaba.com, Facebook, Google, Green Dot, LinkedIn, Pandora, Yandex and Zynga, among others. Ms. Vu's M&A experience includes advising Admob on its sale to Google; Amazon on its acquisition of Quidsi; CNET on its sale to CBS; eBay on its acquisitions of Gmarket and Rent.com; Electronic Arts on its acquisition of JAMDAT Mobile; Expedia on its sale to IAC; Tellme on its sale to Microsoft; and Zappos on its sale to Amazon. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2002, she worked at Yahoo! for two years in mobile and instant messenger product management. In 2010, Ms. Vu was featured in Investment Dealers' Digest's "Forty Under 40: Dealmaking, The Next Generation."

Marcie is originally from Fairfax, Virginia and received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Brian Cayne

Brian is a founder of and Managing Director at Qatalyst Partners. He previously worked at Vista Equity Partners and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse focusing on strategic advisory assignments in the Technology sector.

Brian's strategic and financial advisory experience includes Autonomy's $11.7B sale to HP, Bain Capital's acquisition of BMC, Brocade's $2.6B acquisition of Foundry, Citrix's acquisition of Cloud.com, Cyvera's $200MM sale to Palo Alto Networks, Data Domain's $2.4B sale to EMC, Google's $3.1B acquisition of DoubleClick, Informatica's acquisition of Siperian, Intuit’s divestiture of its Financial Services Division to Thoma Bravo, National Semiconductor's $6.5B sale to Texas Instruments, Nicira’s $1.3B sale to VMware, Silver Tail Systems' sale to EMC, Sourcefire’s $2.7B sale to Cisco and Yammer's $1.2B sale to Microsoft.

Brian is originally from Washington, D.C. and received an A.B. in Economics and a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University.

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James Kim

James is a Managing Director at Qatalyst Partners. James previously worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse focusing on strategic advisory assignments in the Technology sector. Prior to Credit Suisse, James worked at Morgan Stanley and at Advanced Technology Ventures, a bi-coastal venture capital firm, focusing on early-stage IT investments.

James has over 15 years of experience in M&A advisory and investing in the technology sector. His transaction experience includes the sale of Atheros to Qualcomm, the sale of Conexant to Golden Gate Capital, the sale of Dropcam to Nest/Google, eBay's acquisition of Braintree, the sale of Flurry to Yahoo!, the sale of Gaikai to Sony, Google's acquisitions of YouTube and Doubleclick, the divestitures of InfoSpace's Mobile and Directory businesses, the divestiture of Intuit's Financial Services Division to Thoma Bravo, the sale of iTKO to CA, the sale of Kiva Systems to Amazon.com, and the sale of Komag to Western Digital, the sale of Micromuse to IBM, the sale of MoPub to Twitter, the sale of Motorola Mobility to Google, the sale of Palm to HP, the sale of Pixar to Disney, the sale of Pliant to SanDisk, the sale of PopCap Games to Electronic Arts, Priceline's acquisition of Bookings, the sale of Riot Games to Tencent, the sale of Shopping.com to eBay, the merger of Universal Computer Systems with Reynolds & Reynolds, and the sale of Zong to eBay, among others.

James is originally from San Francisco and received a degree in Economics from Stanford University.

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Dennis Aukstik

Dennis joined Qatalyst in June 2008 and is focused on strategic advisory initiatives involving key technology themes as well as M&A execution. His transaction experience includes 3PAR's sale to HP for $2.4B, Ancestry.com's sale to Permira for $1.6B, Brocade's $600MM senior secured notes offering, Citrix's acquisition of Cloud.com, Kace Networks sale to Dell, National Semiconductor's sale to Texas Instruments for $6.5B, Nicira's sale to VMware for $1.3B, OpenTable's sale to The Priceline Group for $2.6B, Sony's divestiture of its Gracenote division to Tribune, Sourcefire's sale to Cisco for $2.7B and Yammer's sale to Microsoft for $1.2B.

Dennis is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, with majors in Finance and Operations Management and a minor in Music.

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Eric Boyle

Eric joined Qatalyst in May 2010. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Eric spent five years in the TMT Mergers & Acquisitions Group at UBS. Eric's transaction experience includes advisory assignments for 3PAR, Ancestry.com, Atheros, Fusion-io, Gaikai, Gemstar, Go Daddy, iTKO, OpenTable, NEC, PopCap Games, Riot Games, Zong, and several financial sponsors.

Eric grew up in Folsom, California and received a B.A. in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Alan Bressers

Alan joined Qatalyst in November 2009. Alan has over eight years of technology investment banking experience, and was most recently with Credit Suisse's Technology, Media and Telecom Group. Alan focuses on mergers and acquisitions advisory in the Semiconductor sector, with experience across a variety of technology sectors including Software, Storage and Internet/Digital Media. He has worked with clients including Atmel, Autonomy, Concur, Google, Isilon, Kosmix, Kudelski, LSI, Magma, National Semiconductor, Netezza, NetLogic, Palm, QuinStreet, Rambus, RMI Corporation, SanDisk, Sandforce, SeaMicro, Standard Microsystems, Tensilica and Validity.

Alan is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he received degrees in Economics from the Wharton School and in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Jeff Chang

Jeff joined Qatalyst in June 2011. Most recently, Jeff was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, focusing on both mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory for technology companies. Clients that Jeff has advised on both M&A advisory and financings include companies such as Acme Packet, Adobe, Concur Technologies, Cornerstone OnDemand, Magma, Mentor Graphics, NetApp, RelateIQ, Rovi, SuccessFactors, Taleo and TIBCO. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Jeff spent over five years in the software sector primarily with SAP AG.

Jeff is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Michael Hughes

Michael joined Qatalyst in September 2010. Michael was previously with the Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications group at Citigroup, based in London. Michael's transaction experience includes Acme Packet's $2.1B sale to Oracle, Alcatel-Lucent's $1.5B carve-out and sale of Genesys to Permira and TCV, Autonomy's $11.7B sale to HP, Bain's $6.9B acquisition of BMC Software, Ebates' $1.0 pending sale to Rakuten and Fusion-io's $1.3B sale to SanDisk, as well as advisory assignments for Cúram Software, Gracenote, Ingenico, SanDisk, Sequans, Sony, Tensilica, Thomson Reuters and Virgin Media, among others.

Michael is originally from Bristol, England and graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in Mathematics, with concentrations in Mathematical Finance and Fluid Dynamics.

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Gajan Rajanathan

Gajan joined Qatalyst London in April of 2009. He was previously with the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Credit Suisse in New York where he worked on transactions for strategic and financial sponsor clients.

Gajan is originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Management Science, with concentrations in Finance and Economics.

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Brian Snyder

Brian joined Qatalyst in March 2011. Brian has eight years of investment banking experience and was most recently an Associate in Credit Suisse's Technology, Media and Telecom Group where he focused on mergers & acquisitions across a variety of technology sectors. Brian's transaction experience includes advisory assignments for AKQA, Alcatel-Lucent, Atheros, Cypress Semiconductor, Dropcam, eBay, Elance, Flurry, Google, InfoSpace, Kiva Systems, Komag, MediaMind, MoPub, Motorola Mobility, MySQL, Omniture, Pliant, RedPrairie, RDA Microelectronics, Skillsoft, Sun Microsystems and Tumblr, among others.

Brian graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a degree in Economics from the Wharton School.

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Steven Wu

Steven joined Qatalyst in May 2010. Steven previously worked in Corporate Development at Oracle and in the in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley. 

Steven's strategic and financial advisory experience includes Advent's $470MM dividend recapitalization and debt financing, Broadridge's spin-off from ADP, Comcast's $150MM strategic investment in Arris, Dropcam's $555MM sale to Nest/Google, eBay's $800MM acquisition of Braintree, Flurry's sale to Yahoo!, Intuit's divestiture of its Financial Services Division to Thoma Bravo for $1B, Mandiant's $1B sale to FireEye, Michael Rubin's acquisition of GSI Commerce assets from eBay, MoPub's sale to Twitter, Netezza's $1.9B sale to IBM, Reed Elsevier's $4.1B acquisition of ChoicePoint, RelateIQ's $400MM sale to salesforce.com and Taleo's $2.1B sale to Oracle.

Steven is originally from the Bay Area and received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

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Jake O’Donnell

Jake joined Qatalyst in July 2013. He has six years of investment banking experience in the technology industry, most recently with Deutsche Bank in the Internet & New Media group, and previously with Mooreland Partners. Jake’s transaction experience includes advisory and financing assignments for Alibaba Group, Ancestry.com, Amobee, eBay, Go Daddy, KAYAK, MediaMind, Network Solutions, RenRen, SoftBank and Web.com.

Jake is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from Santa Clara University, where he received a B.Sc. in Economics from the Leavey School of Business.

 

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Evan Osheroff

Evan joined Qatalyst in July 2013. Most recently, Evan was an Associate in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Bank, where he focused on both mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory. Evan’s transaction experience includes advisory assignments and financings for Astaro Software, Atmel, Boingo Wireless, Concur Technologies, Dell, GSI Commerce, Guidewire Software, Imperva, LifeLock, LSI, Marin Software, SMART Technologies, SAP, SuccessFactors and Wall Street Systems, among others. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Evan was an analyst at Wachovia Securities.

Evan is originally from the Los Angeles area and received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Peter Spofforth

Peter joined Qatalyst in May 2011. Peter’s transaction experience includes Alcatel-Lucent's carve-out and sale of Genesys to Permira and TCV, Autonomy's sale to HP, Cúram’s sale to IBM and Cyvera’s sale to Palo Alto Networks. He was previously with the Equity Capital Markets & Advisory team at Lloyds Banking Group in London.

Peter is originally from Chichester, England and graduated from the University of Warwick with a B.Sc. in Mathematics, with concentrations in Mathematical Economics and Mathematical Biology.

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Armaan Ali

Armaan joined Qatalyst in June 2014 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2013. Originally from Fremont, California, Armaan graduated from New York University where he received a double B.S. in Finance and Information Systems from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business along with a joint minor in Computer Science and Mathematics from the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Hakon Bjerke

Hakon joined Qatalyst in January 2014. He was previously with the Financial Institutions Group at Canaccord Genuity in London and has also completed internships with Shasta Partners in Boston and J.P. Morgan in London. Originally from Oslo, Norway, Hakon graduated from the Norwegian Business School with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics, and from Brandeis University International Business School with an MA in International Finance and Economics.

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Matt Buchwald

Matt joined Qatalyst in June 2012. During his senior year, he interned with First Round Capital, a seed stage venture firm. Previously, he completed internships in the Private Investments Group at Glenmede as well as on the ETF desk at Susquehanna International Group. Matt is originally from Merion, Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from The Wharton School.

 

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Neil Luu

Neil joined Qatalyst in June 2014 after completing an internship with the firm in the summer of 2013. Prior to Qatalyst, he interned at CODE Advisors. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Neil graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics. 

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Philip Orr

Philip joined Qatalyst in June 2013 after completing an internship with the firm in the summer of 2012. Prior to Qatalyst, he completed internships at Google and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Originally from Southern California, Philip graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles where he received a B.A. in Business Economics.

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Nikhil Raheja

Nikhil joined Qatalyst in June 2012 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2011. Nikhil is originally from Toronto, Canada and graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Business Administration degree.

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Julia Schottenstein

Julia joined Qatalyst in June 2014. Prior to her start at the firm, she interned at Morgan Stanley's Technology Investment Banking Group in Menlo Park. She also previously completed internships in the Research and Algorithms Division of Conquest Capital in New York and Aquamarine Capital in Zurich, Switzerland. Originally from Manhattan, Julia graduated from Stanford University, receiving a B.S. in both Computer Science and Management Science & Engineering. She was recognized at graduation for winning first place for her senior project on optimal routing for networks under duress. 

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Michael Shen

Michael joined Qatalyst in June 2013. He previously interned at Guggenheim Securities in their Investment Banking Division in New York. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Michael graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics with a double concentration in Operations & Information Management and Finance from The Wharton School.

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Kevin Sullivan

Kevin joined Qatalyst in March 2014. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Moelis & Company. Originally from Beaverton, Oregon, Kevin graduated from Claremont McKenna College, receiving a B.A. with honors in both Math and Economics, as well as an M.A. in Finance, and was captain of the men's basketball team. 

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Brian Tolles

Brian joined Qatalyst in June 2014 after completing an internship with the firm in the summer of 2013. Previously, he completed an internship at Boathouse Capital. Originally from Dana Point, California, Brian graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Economics with a double concentration in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School, and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.

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Jesse Yang

Jesse joined Qatalyst in June 2012. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he interned in the Investment Banking Division at ThinkEquity LLC in San Francisco. He is originally from Orange, California and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mathematics with Distinction.

 

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