Private equity, Investment banker, Intermediary, Other
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Transaction Size "Sweet Spot" (USD)
Small Cap (Less than $10 mm), Lower Middle-Market ($10 mm - $100 mm), Middle-Market ($100 mm - $500 mm)
About Me (Company description, Biography, Services I provide):
USC Marshall Professor, Active Investor & Experienced Advisor
With over 32 years of experience in various senior capacities internationally, Ivan is an experienced technology executive with a strong background in growing tech companies, lifecycle capital, and consulting. He has an extensive background in operations, management, sales & marketing, private equity, venture capital, and tech M&A. He has a very strong network with deep VC, PEG, and CEO level relationships. Ivan has deep domain expertise in software, SaaS, digital media, eCommerce, and consumer Internet, is an active angel investor, and co-invests with leading funds in LA. He maintains a blog www.IvanNikkhoo.com.
Ivan is also an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business where he teaches classes on growth financing, M&A, and eCommerce. He also lectures on the same topic at the London Business School and other universities.
Ivan was most recently a Managing Director at Siemer & Associates, a leading global boutique merchant bank, where he was responsible for all facets of the practice including business development, deal sourcing, leading deal teams, executing client mandates, and negotiations. Prior to Siemer, Ivan was the Head of the Technology Practice at Barrington Associates, a division of Well Fargo Securities, focusing on advising emerging technology companies on their growth strategies. Prior to WFS/Barrington, he served as the Portfolio Manager for N3 Technology Fund.
Prior to N3, he was the Executive Vice President & General Manager at SOA Software (now Akana), responsible for the professional services division, mergers, acquisitions, investments, strategic alliances and partnerships, and joint ventures. Prior to SOA Software, Ivan was the co-founder & President of Vertex Systems, a leading consulting firm focused on technology strategy, implementation, integration, and monetization with clients around the world. Prior to Vertex, he was the Director of European Operations for TLD Systems in Paris, France, providing software for European space and military projects.
Ivan has served on a number of corporate, business, government, and non-profit boards. He received his MBA from USC and his Bachelors in Engineering from McGill University. He is a General Securities Principal licensed with FINRA/SIPC. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids, and enjoys sports and travel.
Network with Me (Types of transactions I seek, Professionals I like to be referred):
CEOs, PEGs, People looking to raise growth capital
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