Seasoned operator with 10+ years of professional experience, specializing in technical due diligence of, and strategic advisory services for, middle market eCommerce companies.
Private equity targets are increasingly relying on eCommmerce as a significant distribution channel, both in the B2B and B2C markets. These eCommerce channels often represent an opportunity for rapid growth, but also represents significant risk.
Whether for a platform or an add on acquisition, I help private equity firms identify and critically evaluate a target's eCommerce & technical capabilities, market risks and post-close opportunities. I can also assist with deal origination for add-on acquisitions as well as advisory CTO services.
In addition, I can help eCommerce companies prepare for an aquisition or IPO, successfully complete tech organization restructuring (usually due to key personell departures) or leverage mobile and unconventional ecommerce channels for further growth.
In the past, I co-founded a YCombinator backed company acquired by Google in 2010 and founded and sold a professional services business in 2016. I have a PhD in computer science and used to be a visiting professor of computer science at Cornell University.
Mobile apps for eCommerce companies.
Co-Founder & CTO
Smart iPhone email client. Acquired by Google in 2010.
Winter 2009 Batch
Visiting Professor, Computer Science
University of Newcastle
PhD Computer Science
Press & Speaking
Whether you’re organizing a public event, an internal workshop, or a board presentation, I am very happy to educate on current eCommerce trends and its future impact on the private equity industry.
Below are some places my work has been reported on.
eCommerce Due Diligence
Post Acquisition Strategy
Buy-Side Deal Origination
Advisory CTO Services