Q Team

Frank Quattrone

Frank Quattrone

Frank Quattrone

Executive Chairman

600

Transactions

>780

Transaction Volume

Frank is Founder and Executive Chairman of Qatalyst and served as its CEO from the Firm’s founding until January 2016. 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 more than four decades, Frank and the teams he has led have advised on more than 600 mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transaction value over $1 trillion and on more than 350 financings that raised over $65 billion for technology companies worldwide. During this time, Frank has enjoyed the privilege of advising technology leaders including Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Ansys, AOL, Apple, Applied Materials, Ascend, Autonomy, Cisco, Citrix, Concur, Data Domain, eBay, GoDaddy, Google, HP, HomeAway, IBM, Informatica, Intel, Intuit, Jasper, Linear Technology, LinkedIn, LSI, Motorola Mobility, National Semiconductor, Netscape, NXP, Oracle, Qualtrics, Sourcefire, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, SynOptics (Bay Networks), 3PAR, Twitch and Xilinx.

Frank led the IPOs of Amazon.com, Cisco, Informatica, Intuit, Linear Technology, Netscape, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, SynOptics and Xilinx, among many others. He advised Apple on its $400 MM 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; Concur on its $8.3B sale to SAP; Data Domain on its $2.4B sale to EMC; GoDaddy on its strategic investment by KKR, Silver Lake and TCV; Google on creating an alternative to Microsoft’s $45B hostile takeover attempt of Yahoo!; HomeAway on its $3.9B sale to Expedia; Informatica on its $5.3B sale to Permira and CPPIB; LinkedIn on its $28.1B sale to Microsoft; 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; NXP on its terminated $48.4B sale to Qualcomm; Oracle on an $80MM investment by Nippon Steel (during Oracle’s financial crisis in 1990-91); Qualtrics on its $8B sale to SAP; Sourcefire on its $2.7B sale to Cisco; SynOptics on its $1.2B merger with Wellfleet to form Bay Networks; 3PAR on its $2.4B sale to HP; and Twitch on its $1B sale to Amazon.com.

Frank serves on the Advisory Board of The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at Penn Law School and is Chairman Emeritus of The Tech Interactive. 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.

George Boutros

George Boutros

George Boutros

Chief Executive Officer

250

Transactions

>100

Transaction Volume

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 38 years of investment banking experience and has advised on more than 700 completed transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, hostile takeovers, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, financings, stock buybacks, spinoffs and leveraged recapitalizations. George advised Adenza on its sale to Nasdaq for $10.5B, Afterpay on its sale to Block for $29.0B, Anaplan on its sale to Thoma Bravo for $10.4B, Ansys on its pending sale to Synopsys for $34.8B, 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, Citrix on its sale to Vista Equity and Evergreen for $16.5B, Concur on its sale to SAP for $8.3B, Cornerstone on its sale to Clearlake for $5.2B, Coupa on its sale to Thoma Bravo for $8.0B, Cvent on its sale to Blackstone for $4.6B, Datto on its sale to Insight Partners for $6.2B, Dialog Semiconductor on its sale to Renesas for $5.9B, Figma on its terminated sale to Adobe for $22.3B, 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 $12.0B, 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, New Relic on its sale to Francisco Partners and TPG for $6.5B, NXP Semiconductor on its terminated sale to Qualcomm for $48.4B, Permira on its acquisition of Mimecast for $5.8B, Pixar on its sale to Disney for $7.4B, Pluralsight on its sale to Vista for $3.8B, Slack on its sale to Salesforce for $29.2B, Splunk on its pending sale to Cisco for $29.6B, 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), Vonage on its sale to Ericsson for $6.2B, and Zendesk on its sale to H&F and Permira for $10.2B. 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, Riverbed, 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.

Eric Boyle

Eric Boyle

Eric Boyle

25

Transactions

>22

Transaction Volume

Eric joined Qatalyst in 2010. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Eric spent five years in the TMT M&A group at UBS.

Eric’s transaction experience includes advisory assignments for 3PAR, Afterpay, Ancestry.com, Atheros, Big Fish Games, BitGo, Conexant, Cornershop, eBay (on its divestiture of eBay Enterprise), Farfetch, Fusion-io, Gaikai, Galileo Financial Technologies, Gemstar, GoDaddy, Happy Returns, HotelTonight, Informatica, Intuit (on its acquisition of Credit Karma), iTKO, KLA-Tencor, Magento, Mailchimp, Matchesfashion.com, MyFitnessPal, NEC, OpenTable, PopCap Games, Quandoo, Riot Games, Skyscanner, SwiftKey, Tink, Twitch, Wealthfront, Wolt, Verifone and Zong.

Eric grew up in Folsom, California and received a B.A. in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting from UCLA.

Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

1050

Transactions

>756

Transaction Volume

Jeff joined Qatalyst in June 2011 and is head of its Enterprise Software Group. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Jeff was at Goldman Sachs, in the Technology, Media and Telecom Group, focusing on both strategic and corporate finance advisory.

Jeff’s strategic advisory experience includes Acme Packet’s $2.1B sale to Oracle, Adenza’s $10.5B sale to Nasdaq, Adobe’s $1.8B acquisition of Omniture, Advent Software’s $2.7B sale to SS&C Technologies, Alteryx’s proposed $4.4B sale to Clearlake Capital Group and Insight Partners, Anaplan’s $10.4B sale to Thoma Bravo, Applied Predictive Technologies’ $600MM sale to MasterCard, Apptio’s $4.6B sale to IBM, Apptio’s $1.9B sale to Vista Equity Partners, Auth0’s $6.5B sale to Okta, Benevity on its majority investment from Hg, Callidus’ $2.5B sale to SAP, Clarabridge’s $1.125B sale to Qualtrics, Concur’s $8.3B sale to SAP, Conga’s merger with Apttus, Cornerstone OnDemand’s $5.2B sale to Clearlake Capital Group, Coupa Software’s $8B sale to Thoma Bravo, Cvent’s $4.6B sale to Blackstone, Datalogix’s sale to Oracle, Datorama’s sale to Salesforce.com, Drift on its strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners, Frame.io’s $1.3B sale to Adobe, Gainsight’s sale to Vista Equity Partners, Hellman & Friedman’s $11B acquisition of Ultimate Software, Lithium Technologies sale to Vista Equity Partners, Looker’s $2.6B sale to Google, Lucid’s $1.1B sale to Cint Group AB, Magma Automation’s $550MM sale to Synopsys, MINDBODY’s $1.9B sale to Vista Equity Partners, Moat’s sale to Oracle, Momentive’s $1.5B sale to Symphony Technology Group, NetSuite’s $9.4B sale to Oracle, Pentaho’s sale to Hitachi Data Systems, New Relic on its $6.5B sale to Francisco Partners and TPG, Ping Identity’s sale to Vista Equity Partners, Pluralsight’s $3.5bn sale to Vista Equity Partners, Qualtric’s $8B sale to SAP, RelateIQ’s $400MM sale to Salesforce.com, Relativity on its Strategic Investment by Silver Lake, Salesloft on its strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners, Segment’s $3.2bn sale to Twilio, Semantic Machines’ sale to Microsoft, SignalFX’s $1.05B sale to Splunk, Slack’s $29B sale to Salesforce, Splunk’s proposed $29.6B sale to Cisco, Spredfast on its sale to Vista Equity Partners, Talend’s $2.4B acquisition by Thoma Bravo, Taleo’s $2.1B sale to Oracle, Vista Equity Partners’ investment in iCims, and Workfront’s $1.5B sale to Adobe. He has also advised on corporate advisory assignments for companies including Advent Software, Cornerstone OnDemand, LiveNation, NetApp, Rovi, RPX, Sorenson Communications and SuccessFactors as well as hostile defense/activism assignments for Mentor Graphics and Micrel.

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. Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors of Summer Search in the Bay Area and is a Trustee of Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco.

Rob Chisholm

Rob Chisholm

Rob Chisholm

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Rob joined Qatalyst in September 2023 and helps lead our enterprise software group. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Rob spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a partner in the TMT investment banking group focused on the enterprise software sector. Previously Rob worked in the TMT investment banking groups at Citi and Deutsche Bank.

Mr. Chisholm has over 19 years of experience advising companies in the technology sector, including advising Ansys on its pending sale to Synopsys for $34.8B, Tableau on its sale to Salesforce for $15.7 billion, Qualtrics on its sale to Silver Lake and CPP Investments for $12.5 billion, Zendesk on its sale to Hellman & Friedman and Permira for $10.2 billion, and Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Realpage for $10.2 billion.

Rob is originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia and received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Jason DiLullo

Jason DiLullo

Jason DiLullo

250

Transactions

>250

Transaction Volume

Jason has been President of Qatalyst since 2016 and has over 30 years of strategic advisory experience, almost all of which have been focused on the technology industry.  Jason joined Qatalyst in 2010, starting Qatalyst’s semiconductor practice, and in 2017 moved to London to help further develop Qatalyst’s business in Europe and Israel.  Currently located in San Francisco, Jason advises companies on strategic transactions across all global technology markets.  Prior to Qatalyst, Jason worked with Frank and George at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.  He has advised on well over 100 completed transactions representing approximately $300B of value, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile takeovers and defense, shareholder advisory, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, spin-offs and financings.

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.

Adam Howell

Adam Howell

Adam Howell

15

Transactions

>20

Transaction Volume

Adam joined Qatalyst in June of 2015 and heads up the Semiconductor and Semiconductor Equipment Group. Adam has 24 years of strategic advisory and capital raising experience in the global technology industry. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Adam was at Deutsche Bank for 11 years where he was most recently Head of Semiconductor Investment Banking. Prior to that, Adam was in the Equity Capital Markets group at Bank of America, and before that was in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Robertson Stephens. Adam has completed over 100 transactions across various corporate finance and advisory disciplines totaling greater than $150 billion in transaction value. He has advised on several landmark transactions in the semiconductor sector, including Cavium on its $6.4B sale to Marvell, Inphi on its $11.1B sale to Marvell, Linear Technology on its $16.2B sale to Analog Devices, Microsemi on its $10.2B sale to Microchip, NXP on its $48.4B terminated sale to Qualcomm, and Silicon Labs on its $2.8B divestiture of their I&A Business to Skyworks; and previously advised Ansoft on its $900MM sale to ANSYS, Atlas Copco on its $1.6B acquisition of Edwards, Atmel on its $3.6B sale to Microchip, Hittite on its $2.5B sale to Analog Devices, InvenSense on its $1.3B sale to TDK, NuCore on its sale to MediaTek, Peregrine Semiconductor on its $470MM sale to Murata, Qualcomm on its $2.5B acquisition of CSR, Quantenna on its $1.1B sale to ON Semiconductor, SEZ on its $570MM sale to Lam Research and Sierra Wireless on its $1.3B sale to Semtech. He has also advised on financings for Ambarella, ASML, Atheros, Cadence, CDW, Fairchild, Novellus, ON Semiconductor, Peregrine, Qualcomm and Xilinx.

Adam also has extensive experience with non-profit and foundation work. He has served on the Board of Directors of Summer Search in the Bay Area, on the Advisory Board and Audit Committee of Shepherd’s Gate, and has actively worked with nine non-profits and foundations over the past 25 years. Adam has an MBA from UCLA, and a BS in international business with a Spanish minor from Pepperdine University. He resides in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.

James Kim

James Kim

James Kim

25

Transactions

>20

Transaction Volume

James joined Qatalyst in 2008 and leads its Internet and FinTech practices. James previously worked at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley and has 20+ years of experience in investment banking. His clients have included Kiva, PillPack, Twitch and Zoox on their acquisitions by Amazon, Motorola Mobility, Fitbit and Dropcam on their acquisitions by Google, Afterpay on its proposed sale to Block, Pixar on its sale to Disney, Google on its acquisitions of YouTube and DoubleClick, Priceline on its acquisition of Bookings, HomeAway on its sale to Expedia, OpenTable on its sale to Priceline, HotelTonight on its sale to AirBnb, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Happy Returns on their acquisitions by PayPal, Verifone on its sale to Francisco Partners, Intuit on its acquisition of Credit Karma, Wealthfront on its proposed sale to UBS, Galileo Financial Technologies on its sale to SoFi, BitGo on its proposed sale to Galaxy Digital, Shopping.com and Zong on their acquisitions by eBay, Palm on its sale to HP, Sony on its acquisition of Insomniac Games, Gaikai on its sale to Sony, Riot Games on its sale to Tencent, Bungie on the sale of a strategic stake to NetEase, PopCap on its sale to Electronic Arts, Big Fish Games on its sale to Churchill Downs, AppLovin on its acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital, MoPub on its sale to Twitter, Flurry on its sale to Yahoo!, MyFitnessPal on its sale by UnderArmour, Overdrive on its sale to Rakuten, Spredfast on its sale to Vista Equity Partners, Atheros on its sale to Qualcomm, Universal Computer Systems on its merger with Reynolds & Reynolds, Elance on its merger with oDesk, among others.

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

Hilary Mattis

Hilary Mattis

Hilary Mattis

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Hilary joined Qatalyst in August 2021 as General Counsel. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Hilary spent more than 10 years at Latham & Watkins LLP, where she most recently served as a Litigation & Trial Partner representing clients in high-stakes litigation. She is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focused on M&A litigation, securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, regulatory and enforcement proceedings, and other commercial litigation in the technology sector.

Hilary is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and received a B.A. from University of San Francisco and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Pete Michelsen

Pete Michelsen

Pete Michelsen

25

Transactions

>30

Transaction Volume

Pete joined Qatalyst in June 2020 and leads the firm’s Activism and Shareholder Advisory practice, serving as a senior advisor to Qatalyst’s clients across all sectors of technology on matters including activism defense, proxy fights, contested situations, defense preparedness and complex ESG matters. He has over 20 years of investment banking and legal experience. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Pete spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he most recently served as Head of Activism and Shareholder Advisory for the Americas, as well as 4 years at CamberView Partners (now PJT Camberview), where he served as President and Head of Contested Situations. He began his career at Merrill Lynch, where he worked as an M&A generalist analyst and associate.

Pete has advised on over 70 shareholder activism, proxy fight and hostile takeover engagements for clients whose aggregate market capitalization totaled more than $400 billion of aggregate market capitalization, including technology firms such as Dell, eBay, Emulex, HP, International Rectifier, Mentor Graphics, Micrel, MSC.Software, Plantronics, Verint, Yahoo! and Zoran, as well as firms across a broad range of industries including Aramark, Bed Bath & Beyond, Clorox, Evergy, Genzyme, Hologic, Norfolk Southern, United Technologies and Valeant. He has advised on matters involving all major activist funds including Elliott, Icahn, Pershing Square, Starboard, Third Point and Trian. In addition, he has advised on a broad range of defense preparedness, shareholder engagement, vote-related and normal course M&A advisory engagements.

Pete is originally from St. Charles, Illinois and received a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Sally Palmer

Sally Palmer

Sally Palmer

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Sally joined Qatalyst at its founding in 2008, and is currently serving as its Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Sally was COO of the Technology Group at Credit Suisse. Prior to Credit Suisse, Sally was an investment banker covering retailers at Robertson, Stephens & Co. and Morgan Stanley.

Sally is originally from Portland, Oregon, and received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Nadir Shaikh

Nadir Shaikh

Nadir Shaikh

11

Transactions

>35

Transaction Volume

Nadir joined Qatalyst as a Partner in May 2011 and leads the firm’s coverage of the Infrastructure Technology sector, which spans cybersecurity, observability, networking and other areas. He has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and has advised on several landmark transactions in the technology sector, including Splunk’s proposed $29.6B sale to Cisco, Citrix’s $16.5B sale to Vista and Evergreen, 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.

Prior to joining Qatalyst, Nadir spent more than 7 years at Credit Suisse, where he served as Head of the Global Communications Technology 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.

Recent transaction experience at Qatalyst includes Datto’s $6.3B sale to Kaseya and Insight Partners, Vonage’s $6.2B sale to Ericsson and Permira’s $5.8B acquisition of Mimecast.  Nadir also advised on Shape Security’s $1B sale to F5 Networks, Duo Security’s $2.4B sale to Cisco, Verifone’s $3.4B sale to Francisco Partners, AppDynamics’ $3.7B sale to Cisco, Jasper’s $1.4B sale to Cisco, Aruba’s $3B sale to HP, Riverbed’s $3.6B sale to Thoma Bravo, Fusion IO’s $1B sale to SanDisk, Nicira’s $1.2B sale to VMware, Mandiant’s $1B sale to FireEye and SourceFire’s $2.7B sale to Cisco.  Nadir has also had the privilege of advising on transactions for BroadSoft, Commvault, ExtraHop, Silver Peak, Expanse, Signal Sciences, NGINX, Demisto, Opower, Datorama, SolidFire, 3PAR, Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Dell, JDS Uniphase, Nokia and many others.

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

Peter Spofforth

Peter Spofforth

Peter Spofforth

105

Transactions

>206

Transaction Volume

Peter joined Qatalyst in May 2011 and is head of its EMEA team. Peter’s transaction experience includes Alcatel-Lucent’s carve-out and sale of Genesys to Permira and TCV, AppLovin’s investment from Orient Hontai Capital, Autonomy’s sale to HP, Blue Prism’s sale to SS&C, Cúram’s sale to IBM, Cyvera’s sale to Palo Alto Networks, Dialog’s strategic agreement with Apple, Dialog’s sale to Renesas, Demisto’s sale to Palo Alto Networks, Immedis’ sale to UKG, Instana’s sale to IBM, KLA-Tencor’s terminated sale to Lam Research, LeanIX’s sale to SAP, MatchesFashion.com’s sale to Apax, Peakon’s sale to Workday, Quandoo’s sale to Recruit, Spacemaker’s sale to Autodesk, Talon’s sale to Palo Alto Networks, Tink’s sale to Visa, Wolt’s sale to Doordash, and Xoom’s sale to Paypal; as well as financings for Genesys and Kik.

Ethan Zweig

Ethan Zweig

Ethan Zweig

81

Transactions

>25

Transaction Volume

Ethan joined Qatalyst in 2018 and acts as a senior M&A advisor to Qatalyst clients across all sectors of technology. He has over 26 years experience in technology M&A and prior to joining Qatalyst Ethan was most recently a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan. Prior to J.P. Morgan Ethan held leadership positions in technology M&A at Citi, Credit Suisse and Union Square Advisors.

Ethan’s advisory clients have included, among others, Active Network, Adva AG, AirBnB, Alibaba, Amadeus, Autodesk, Bankrate, Blackboard, Concur Technologies, Chromatis, Cox Enterprises, CRIC, Dollar Shave Club, DoubleClick, Flashsoft, Focus Media, Fossil Group, GoodRx, Google, IAC, Iron Planet, Island ECN, Jamdat, Kabam, Kintana, Kudelski, Laurel Networks, Match Group, Openwave, Orbitz, Pixar Animation Studios, Priceline, Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, Ring, Shopping.com, Smartforce, Submarino, Telogis, TenX, Thrillist, Ticketmaster, Total, Tudou, Virtual Tourist, Vista Equity Partners, The Walgreen Company, WebMD, XcelleNet, and Yandex.

Ethan is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in Finance and Political Science.

Karl Anderson

Karl Anderson

Karl Anderson

25

Transactions

>34

Transaction Volume

Karl joined Qatalyst in June 2015. He has 11 years of M&A and technology investment banking experience in the United States and Europe. Previously, Karl worked in the Technology Investment Banking group at Morgan Stanley in New York and the Mergers & Acquisitions group at UBS in both New York and London.

Karl has advised on M&A and financing transactions with aggregate value totaling more than $115B. Since joining Qatalyst, Karl has advised SignalFX on its $1.1B sale to Splunk, Looker on its $2.6B sale to Google, MINDBODY on its $1.9B sale to Vista Equity, Qualtrics on its $8.0B sale to SAP, Apptio on its $1.9B sale to Vista Equity, Datorama on its sale to Salesforce, CallidusCloud on its $2.5B sale to SAP, NXP Semiconductors on its terminated $48.4B sale to Qualcomm, Moat on its sale to Oracle, Linear Technology on its $14.8B sale to Analog Devices, NetSuite on its $9.4B sale to Oracle, QLogic on its $1.4B sale to Cavium, Opower on its $621MM sale to Oracle, SolidFire on its $870MM sale to NetApp and PMC-Sierra on its $2.5B sale to Microsemi. Prior to Qatalyst, Karl’s transaction experience in the technology sector includes advising on the IPOs of Shopify and OnDeck as well as advisory and financing assignments for ASMPT, EMC, Forrester Research, HomeAway, Orbitz and Sensata, among others. Beyond the technology sector, his strategic advisory experience includes Anglo American’s sale of stakes in Anglo American Sur, Anglo American’s acquisition of a 40% stake in De Beers, UPM-Kymmene’s acquisition of Myllykoski, Anglo American’s sale of Moly-Cop and AltaSteel, Trilantic Capital Partners’ sale of MWBrands and Anglo American’s sale of its zinc assets.

Karl is originally from Sydney, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honors) and Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honors) from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Financial Economics (Distinction) from the University of Oxford.

Salvatore Arcarese

Salvatore Arcarese

Salvatore Arcarese

25

Transactions

>32

Transaction Volume

Salvatore joined Qatalyst in December 2014. He was previously with Deutsche Bank in its Technology, Media and Telecom Group in London. While at Qatalyst, Salvatore has advised Wolt on its proposed sale to DoorDash, Tink on its sale to Visa, Blue Prism on its sale to SS&C, Dialog on its sale to Renesas, Peakon on its sale to Workday, Intuit on its acquisition of Credit Karma, Instana on its sale to IBM, Spacemaker on its sale to Autodesk, Magento on its sale to Adobe, Verifone on its sale to Francisco Partners, MatchesFashion.com on its sale to Apax, Farfetch on its Series F financing, and Quandoo on its sale to Recruit. Prior to Qatalyst, Salvatore’s transaction experience includes advisory and financing assignments for Alcatel-Lucent, Qualcomm, Sophos, Spotify and Zalando.

Originally from Italy, Salvatore graduated cum laude from Bocconi University in Milan where he received a BSc in Economics and Finance and a MSc in Finance.

Dennis Aukstik

Dennis Aukstik

Dennis Aukstik

105

Transactions

>200

Transaction Volume

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, Appdynamics’s sale to Cisco for $3.7B, Ancestry.com’s sale to Permira for $1.6B, Aruba Networks sale to HP for $3.0Bn, Big Fish’s sale to Churchill Downs for $885MM, Brocade’s $600MM senior secured notes offering, CA’s acquisition of Rally Software, Citrix’s acquisition of Cloud.com, Citrix’s activism defense advice cooperation agreement with Elliott Advisors, 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, Xamarin’s sale to Microsoft 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.

Daniel Axelsen

Daniel Axelsen

Daniel Axelsen

46

Transactions

>28

Transaction Volume

Dan first joined Qatalyst in 2010 and re-joined in 2019 after holding venture roles at NEA and Kleiner Perkins. His transaction experience at Qatalyst includes Afterpay’s sale to Block for $29B, Mailchimp’s sale to Intuit for $12B, Intuit’s acquisition of Credit Karma for $7.4B, Galileo’s sale to SoFi for $1.2B, Ancestry.com’s sale to Permira for $1.6B, Magma Design Automation’s sale to Synopsys for $550M, NetLogic’s sale to Broadcom for $3.9B, Autonomy’s sale to HP for $11.7B, Citrix’s acquisition of Cloud.com, Michael Rubin’s acquisition of GSI Commerce Assets from eBay to form Kynetics for $498M, Pliant Technology’s sale to SanDisk $327M, and 3PAR’s sale to HP for $2.4B.

Dan majored in finance and minored in computer science at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.

Dennis Ding

Dennis Ding

Dennis Ding

26

Transactions

>105

Transaction Volume

Dennis joined Qatalyst in May 2015. He was previously with Deutsche Bank in its Technology, Media and Telecom Group in San Francisco. While at Qatalyst, Dennis advised Inphi on its $10.0B proposed sale to Marvell, Qualtrics on its $8.0B sale to SAP, CA on its $18.9B sale to Broadcom, Microsemi on its $10.2B sale to Microchip, Linear Technology on its $16.2B sale to Analog Devices, and QLogic’s on its $1.4B sale to Cavium. Dennis’ transaction experience prior to Qatalyst includes Alibaba’s $25B initial public offering, SunEdison’s separation of SunEdison Semiconductor and Qualcomm’s $2.5B acquisition of CSR.

Dennis is originally from Beijing, China. He graduated summa cum laude from Santa Clara University, where he received a B.Sc. in Finance from the Leavey School of Business, and a B.S. in Mathematics.

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

102

Transactions

>200

Transaction Volume

Michael joined Qatalyst in September 2010 and is based in San Francisco with his wife and son. Michael was previously with the Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications group at Citigroup, based in London.

Michael’s transaction experience includes LinkedIn’s $28.1Bn sale to Microsoft, CA’s $18.9B sale to Broadcom, Autonomy’s $11.7B sale to HP, Hellman and Friedman’s $11.0B acquisition of Ultimate Software, KLA-Tencor’s $10.6B terminated sale to Lam Research, Bain and Golden Gate’s $6.9B acquisition of BMC Software, HomeAway’s $3.9B sale to Expedia, Acme Packet’s $2.1B sale to Oracle, BroadSoft’s $1.9B sale to Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent’s $1.5B carve-out and sale of Genesys to Permira and TCV, Fusion-io’s $1.3B sale to SanDisk, Ebates’ $1.0B sale to Rakuten, eBay’s $925MM carve-out and sale of eBay Enterprise to Sterling Partners and Permira, as well as Conga’s sale to Apttus, Cúram Software’s sale to IBM, Everyday Health’s sale to Ziff Davis, Sony’s carve-out and sale of Gracenote to Tribune Media, OverDrive’s sale to Rakuten, Pentaho’s sale to Hitachi Data Systems, RetailMeNot’s sale to Harland Clarke Holdings and Tensilica’s sale to Cadence, in addition to advisory assignments for Ingenico, SanDisk, Sequans, 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.

Nikhil Raheja

Nikhil Raheja

Nikhil Raheja

22

Transactions

>62

Transaction Volume

Nikhil joined Qatalyst in June 2012 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2011.

Nikhil’s transaction experience includes NetSuite’s $9.4B sale to Oracle, Informatica’s $5.3B sale to Permira and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, AppDynamics’s $3.7B sale to Cisco, Atmel $3.6B sale to Microchip, Aruba’s $3B sale to HP, SourceFire’s $2.7B sale to Cisco, OpenTable’s $2.6B sale to Priceline, CallidusCloud’s $2.4B sale to SAP, Duo Security’s $2.4B sale to Cisco, Imperva’s $2.1B sale to Thoma Bravo, MINDBODY’s $1.9B sale of Vista Equity Partners, BroadSoft’s $1.9B sale to Cisco, Fusion-io’s $1.3B sale to SanDisk, Tumblr’s $1.1B sale to Yahoo!, Twitch’s $1.0B sale to Amazon, eBay’s $800MM acquisition of Braintree, OpenDNS’ $650MM sale to Cisco, Demisto’s $560M sale to Palo Alto Networks, Everyday Health’s $465MM sale to Ziff Davis, Ping Identity’s sale to Vista Equity Partners, RelateIQ’s sale to Salesforce.com, Tensilica’s sale to Cadence, Lithium Technologies’ sale to Vista Equity Partners and Kodiak’s sale to Motorola Solutions.

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.

Daniel Sasi

Daniel Sasi

Daniel Sasi

25

Transactions

>300

Transaction Volume

Daniel joined Qatalyst in April of 2017. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Daniel was in the Technology Investment Banking group at BofA Merrill Lynch in Palo Alto, California focusing on both strategic and corporate finance advisory for technology clients.

Daniel’s strategic advisory experience includes Slack’s $29.2B sale to Salesforce, Hellman & Friedman’s $11.0B acquisition of Ultimate Software, Cavium’s $6.7B sale to Marvell, Cornerstone OnDemand’s $5.2B sale to Clearlake, Verizon’s $4.5B acquisition of Yahoo’s core business, Renesas’ $3.2B acquisition of Intersil, Fitbit’s $2.1B sale to Google, Workfront’s $1.5B sale to Adobe, Glassdoor’s $1.2B sale to Recruit, NGINX’s $670M sale to F5 Networks, Luxtera’s $660M sale to Cisco, Zoox’s sale to Amazon, Conga’s sale to Apttus, Relativity on its strategic investment by Silver Lake, Datorama’s sale to Salesforce, Semantic Machine’s sale to Microsoft and multiple divestitures for Progress Software. He has also advised on corporate finance advisory assignments for Cypress Semiconductor, inContact, InfoBlox, Intermolecular, Violin Memory and MakeMyTrip.

Daniel grew up in Los Angeles, California and graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of San Diego.

Agustin Avellaneda

Agustin Avellaneda

Agustin Avellaneda

25

Transactions

>100

Transaction Volume

Agustin joined Qatalyst in June 2020 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2019. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Agustin graduated with Honors from the University of Chicago, where he received his M.S. in Computer Science, with focus in Data Analytics and Machine Learning, and M.B.A. Agustin also holds a B.S., magna cum laude, in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

John Bryan

John Bryan

John Bryan

57

Transactions

>102

Transaction Volume

John joined Qatalyst in March 2019. He was previously with Credit Suisse’s Technology Investment Banking team in San Francisco, California. Originally from Los Angeles, John received his B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Kendall Drake

Kendall Drake

Kendall Drake

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Kendall joined Qatalyst in July 2021.  Kendall was most recently an associate in Morgan Stanley’s Technology Group in Menlo Park.  Originally from the Detroit area, Kendall received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.  Prior to Wharton, Kendall worked in technology strategy and product management at Goldman Sachs and was part of the Leadership Development Program at Verizon.

Justin Gitlin

Justin Gitlin

Justin Gitlin

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Justin joined Qatalyst in March 2021. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Justin spent 6 years at PJT Camberview (formerly CamberView Partners), where he advised companies on matters including activism defense, proxy fights, ESG matters and other complex shareholder situations.

Justin is originally from Princeton, New Jersey and received a B.A. in Government, East Asian Studies and Writing from Wesleyan University.

Steven Koblinski

Steven Koblinski

Steven Koblinski

55

Transactions

>102

Transaction Volume

Steven joined Qatalyst in April 2018. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he worked in New York City at LUMA Partners. Originally from Midland, Michigan, Steven graduated from Loyola University Chicago where he received a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Spanish.

James Miller

James Miller

James Miller

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James joined Qatalyst in June 2021.  Prior to joining Qatalyst, James worked at Goldman Sachs within its Healthcare and Natural Resources Investment Banking teams in New York.  Originally from Midland, Michigan, James graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan, where he received a BBA from the Ross School of Business.

Barry Ripley

Barry Ripley

Barry Ripley

25

Transactions

>75

Transaction Volume

Barry joined Qatalyst in 2018. Prior to that, he spent 2 years in technology investment banking at Citigroup. He began his career as an aerospace engineer with Northrop Grumman Space Systems where he spent 5 years working on the development of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Barry’s strategic and financial advisory experience includes Ansys’ $35B announced sale to Synopsys, Splunk’s $29.6B sale to Cisco, New Relic’s $6.5B sale to Francisco Partners & TPG, Datto’s $6.2B sale to Kaseya & Insight, Permira’s $5.8B acquisition of Mimecast, Pluralsight’s $3.8B sale to Vista, Looker’s $2.6B sale to Google, Talend’s $2.6B sale to Thoma Bravo, Imperva’s $2.1B sale to Thoma Bravo, Magento’s $1.7B sale to Adobe, iRobot’s $1.5B sale to Amazon, Momentive’s (SurveyMonkey) $1.5B sale to STG, Drift’s majority sale to Vista, Benevity’s majority sale to Hg, Demisto’s $560M sale to Palo Alto Networks, Commvault’s $225M acquisition of Hedvig, OptimalPlus’ sale to National Instruments, Avvo’s sale to Internet Brands, and Broadcom’s $130B unsolicited proposal to acquire Qualcomm. Additional transaction experience in the technology sector includes advising on the IPOs of Pivotal and Sailpoint as well as advisory and financing assignments for several companies in the technology sector.

Barry grew up in the Bay Area and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Jonathan Scherzer

Jonathan Scherzer

Jonathan Scherzer

67

Transactions

>78

Transaction Volume

Jonathan joined Qatalyst in June 2015. Jonathan’s transaction experience includes CA’s $18.9Bn sale to Broadcom, Linear Technology’s $16.2Bn sale to Analog Devices, Five9’s $14.7Bn sale to Zoom (terminated), Mailchimp’s $12.0Bn sale to Intuit, Hortonworks’ $5.2Bn all-stock merger with Cloudera, HomeAway’s $3.9Bn sale to Expedia, Callidus Software’s $2.5Bn sale to SAP, PMC-Sierra’s $2.5Bn sale to Microsemi, MINDBODY’s $1.9Bn sale to Vista Equity Partners, BroadSoft’s $1.9Bn sale to Cisco, Cornershop’s $1.5Bn Sale of Remaining Stake to Uber, Clarabridge’s $1.125Bn sale to Qualtrics, Expanse’s $800MM sale to Palo Alto Networks, HotelTonight’s sale to Airbnb and Xamarin’s sale to Microsoft.

Jonathan is originally from Manhattan, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University, receiving a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, while also majoring in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS).

Milad Zarpak

Milad Zarpak

Milad Zarpak

65

Transactions

>100

Transaction Volume

Milad joined Qatalyst in March 2016 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2015. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he completed a product management internship at Delivery Hero in Berlin. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Milad graduated from Ryerson University with a BSc in Architectural Science, and from Bocconi University with an MSc in International Management.

Vicki Chen

Vicki Chen

Vicki Chen

Analyst

Transactions

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Vicki joined Qatalyst in April 2022. Prior to joining Qatalyst, Vicki worked at Credit Suisse in New York where she worked in the technology investment banking group. Originally from Southern California, Vicki is a graduate of the University of Chicago at which she studied economics.

James Glen

James Glen

James Glen

25

Transactions

>250

Transaction Volume

James joined Qatalyst in June 2020. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he completed internships at Harris Williams and Deutsche Bank. Originally from Highclere, England, James graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Economics where he was the John Trimmer scholar.

Christopher Gong

Christopher Gong

Christopher Gong

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Christopher joined Qatalyst in February 2022 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2021. He began his career in management consulting in the Bay Area and then worked in M&A and operational roles in Hong Kong and China. Christopher received his B.S. from BYU in Economics where he graduated with University Honors and his M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Finance.

Nicole Ksendzovskaya

Nicole Ksendzovskaya

Nicole Ksendzovskaya

207

Transactions

>270

Transaction Volume

Nicole joined Qatalyst in June 2020. Prior to joining Qatalyst, she completed internships with Cowen within its TMT Group and Bank Leumi. Originally from Staten Island, New York, Nicole graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and concentrations in Statistics and Finance.

Katie Layendecker

Katie Layendecker

Katie Layendecker

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Katie joined Qatalyst in 2023 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2022. Originally from Palo Alto, California and Portland, Oregon, Katie started her career at a technology firm before becoming a Fixed Income Product Strategist at BlackRock. Katie received her B.A. cum laude in Gender and Sexuality Studies with honors from Davidson College and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytical Finance and Accounting. Katie is a C.F.A. charterholder.

Chenyu Ma

Chenyu Ma

Chenyu Ma

45

Transactions

>80

Transaction Volume

Chenyu joined Qatalyst in June 2019. Before joining Qatalyst, he interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Mergers and Acquisitions team in Palo Alto, California. Originally from Adelaide, Australia and Dalian, China, Chenyu received his B.S. in Environmental Studies and Geophysics from Yale University.

Alexandra Nazarian

Alexandra Nazarian

Alexandra Nazarian

Transactions

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Alexi joined Qatalyst in June of 2021. Previously, she completed internships with Credit Suisse within its technology group as well as Light Street Capital. Alexi is originally from Los Angeles, and graduated with highest distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Chris Nee

Chris Nee

Chris Nee

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Transaction Volume

Chris joined Qatalyst in 2021 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2020.  He began his career as a management consultant with PwC where he spent 7 years working on Finance Transformation and M&A Advisory projects.

Chris’ strategic and financial advisory experience includes Alteryx’s $4.4B announced sale to Clearlake Capital Group and Insight Partners, Splunk’s $29.6B announced sale to Cisco, Datto’s $6.2B sale to Kaseya & Insight Partners, Salesloft’s $2.3Bn majority sale to Vista Equity Partners, and Drift’s majority sale to Vista Equity Partners.

Chris grew up in Seattle and received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

James Pan

James Pan

James Pan

25

Transactions

>20

Transaction Volume

James joined Qatalyst in June 2020 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2019. Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, James graduated from the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Cedric Saladin

Cedric Saladin

Cedric Saladin

Associate

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Cedric joined Qatalyst in August 2022. Previously, he worked at UBS within its TMT Group in London. Originally from Switzerland, Cedric graduated from Boston College Carroll School of Management where he received a Bachelor’s degree.

Martin Samitz

Martin Samitz

Martin Samitz

Analyst

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Martin joined Qatalyst in April 2023. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse within its TMT Group in London. Originally from Austria, Martin graduated from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management where he received a Master’s degree.

Laura Shieh

Laura Shieh

Laura Shieh

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Transaction Volume

Laura joined Qatalyst in March 2021. Previously, she worked at Union Square Advisors in San Francisco. Originally from San Jose, California, Laura graduated with highest honors from U.C. Berkeley, where she received a B.S. in Environmental Economics & Policy with a minor in Classical Civilizations.

Devin Shim

Devin Shim

Devin Shim

Associate

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Devin joined Qatalyst in April 2021. He was previously with Moelis & Company’s Technology Investment Banking group in San Francisco, California. Devin grew up in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Claremont McKenna College where he received his B.A. in Economics.

Siavash Yaghoobi

Siavash Yaghoobi

Siavash Yaghoobi

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Siavash joined Qatalyst in June 2021. Before joining Qatalyst, he interned with Bank of America’s technology investment banking team in Palo Alto, California and with Uber’s Strategic Finance group. Originally from the Bay Area, Siavash graduated with highest honors from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Finance and additional coursework in Computer Science and Economics.

Prachit Bhike

Prachit Bhike

Prachit Bhike

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Prachit joined Qatalyst in June 2021 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2020. Originally from Fremont, California, Prachit graduated as a William F. Sharpe Fellow from the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving a B.S. in Statistics with a concentration in Value Investing.

Aaron Chang

Aaron Chang

Aaron Chang

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Transaction Volume

Aaron joined Qatalyst in June 2023. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he interned with Houlihan Lokey in its Financial Restructuring Group and Oaktree in its U.S. High Yield Group. Originally from Rowland Heights, California, Aaron graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

Lydia Day

Lydia Day

Lydia Day

Analyst

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Lydia joined Qatalyst in June 2022 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2021. Originally from Orem, Utah, Lydia graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University, where she received a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Computer Science.

Buzz Fann

Buzz Fann

Buzz Fann

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Buzz joined Qatalyst in June 2023 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2022. Originally from Portola Valley, California, Buzz graduated as a William F. Sharpe Fellow from the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving a B.S. in Computer Science from the School of Engineering.

Maheedhar Gummadi

Maheedhar Gummadi

Maheedhar Gummadi

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Maheedhar joined Qatalyst in June 2023 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2022. Originally from Hamilton, Canada, Maheedhar graduated from the Ivey Business School at Western University, where he received a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.

Clarise Huang

Clarise Huang

Clarise Huang

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Transaction Volume

Clarise joined Qatalyst in June 2023 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2022. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Clarise graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and concentrations in Finance and Business Analytics.

Philipp Jessen

Philipp Jessen

Philipp Jessen

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Philipp joined Qatalyst in June 2023 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2022. Prior to Qatalyst, he completed internships at HSBC and PwC. Originally from Germany, he graduated summa cum laude from Maastricht University with a B.S.Hon in Economics, and from MIT with a Master of Finance.

Ricky Koishida

Ricky Koishida

Ricky Koishida

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Ricky joined Qatalyst in May 2024. He was previously with Wells Fargo’s Technology Investment Banking group in San Francisco, California. Ricky grew up in Seattle, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington where he received his B.S. in Economics.

Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer

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Transaction Volume

Daniel joined Qatalyst in April 2024. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he worked at Summit Partners and PJT Partners. Originally from Concord, Massachusetts, Daniel graduated from Dartmouth College cum laude with a B.A. in Quantitative Social Science and Government.

Kylee Krzanich

Kylee Krzanich

Kylee Krzanich

Analyst

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Kylee joined Qatalyst in August 2023. Previously, she worked as a semiconductor designer at various Bay Area companies, including Nvidia, Apple, and Rivos. Originally from the Bay Area, Kylee graduated from Stanford University as an Apple Scholar with a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Will Majchszak

Will Majchszak

Will Majchszak

Transactions

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Transaction Volume

Will joined Qatalyst in August 2022. Previously, he worked at BlackArch Partners in Charlotte, NC. Originally from the Cincinnati area, Will is a graduate of the University of Alabama at which he studied mechanical engineering and Vanderbilt University from which he received his master’s degree in finance

Amine Mejaat

Amine Mejaat

Amine Mejaat

Analyst

Transactions

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Amine joined Qatalyst in June 2022. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he completed internships at BlackRock, Simon-Kucher & Partners and PwC. Originally from France, Amine graduated from ESCP Business School in Paris, where he received a Master in Management.

Kathleen Mhatre

Kathleen Mhatre

Kathleen Mhatre

Transactions

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Kathleen joined Qatalyst in June 2023 after completing her summer internship with the firm in 2022. A Bay Area native, Kathleen graduated from Stanford University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Computer Science.

Will Noddings

Will Noddings

Will Noddings

Analyst

Transactions

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Will joined Qatalyst in June 2022 after completing a summer internship with the firm in 2021. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Will graduated summa cum laude from the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in Economics, a B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in Computer Science.

Jacob Ohana

Jacob Ohana

Jacob Ohana

Analyst

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Jacob joined Qatalyst in June 2022 after completing an internship with the firm in 2021. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he completed an internship at Morgan Stanley in Chicago. Originally from the Bay Area, Jacob graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Gautham Pasupathy

Gautham Pasupathy

Gautham Pasupathy

Analyst

Transactions

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Gautham joined Qatalyst in June 2022. Before joining Qatalyst, he interned with Citigroup’s technology investment banking team in San Francisco, California. Originally from the Bay Area, Gautham graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Business Economics.

Mitchell Roper

Mitchell Roper

Mitchell Roper

Analyst

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Mitchell joined Qatalyst in January 2023. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he completed internships at National Bank of Canada investment banking, and ScaleUp Ventures. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Mitchell graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) with a BComm in Economics and Management Science, and from University of Toronto with a Master of Financial Economics.

Akul Shah

Akul Shah

Akul Shah

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Akul joined Qatalyst in June 2023 after completing an internship with the firm in 2022. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Akul graduated with distinction from the Ivey Business School at Western University, where he received a B.A. in Honors Business Administration.

Thomas Strehl

Thomas Strehl

Thomas Strehl

Analyst

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Thomas joined Qatalyst in June 2022. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he interned with Barclays in the technology investment banking group. Originally from Germany and subsequently Maryland, Thomas graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, where he received a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Finance.

Austin Wang

Austin Wang

Austin Wang

Analyst

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Austin joined Qatalyst in June 2022. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he interned at Goldman Sachs within its healthcare investment banking team in New York City. Originally from the Bay Area, Austin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in Economics

Jimmy Zhou

Jimmy Zhou

Jimmy Zhou

Analyst

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Jimmy joined Qatalyst in June 2023 after completing an internship with the firm in 2022. Prior to joining Qatalyst, he ran growth and product at Public Comps, the investment platform for software investors. Originally from Castro Valley, CA, Jimmy graduated cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Economics.