• I have worked with top New York bankers and have been exposed to some exceptional bulge bracket advisors. In my mind, you rank up there with the best of them, and I only have incredibly positive things to say about you, your style, and your work ethic. Enjoy this win. You deserve every piece of it!

    — THOMAS ST. GEME, INVESTOR AND BOARD ADVISOR TO DXCONTINUUM
  • I want to make sure that you know how much you saved our collective asses on this deal. Even prior to closing the transaction, we had a conversation in the office about how happy we were with your organization, direction, and focus that you brought to the team. I said at that time I would provide a glowing recommendation even in the event that no transaction ended up occurring.

    — UNNAMED VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTOR
  • We have no regrets... only moments of wonder and amazement that we managed to pull off such a feat. We feel very fortunate. This is such an American dream coming true and it would not have been possible without you.

    — MITCH DANCIK, CO-FOUNDER & CEO; THUY DANCIK, CO-FOUNDER & COO, DANCIK INTERNATIONAL (ACQUIRED BY KERRIDGE COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS LIMITED)
  • …let me congratulate you on a job very well done. One doubts that another deal anything like this one will arise anywhere, but if it did, I would recommend you with great enthusiasm.

    — MICHAEL A. KELLER, UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC INFORMATION RESOURCES, PUBLISHER OF HIGHWIRE PRESS, AND PUBLISHER OF THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, STANFORD UNIVERSITY (ASSETS OF HIGHWIRE PRESS ACQUIRED BY ACCEL-KKR)
  • Chris grasped quickly the essence of our business, but just as importantly, he understood our objectives and priorities. His attention to the latter made all the difference in a manageable process and gratifying results...

    — TIM KNIGHT, FOUNDER AND CEO, PROPHET.NET (ACQUIRED BY INVESTOOLS)
  • No other banker would have persevered through the obstacles and against the odds we encountered...

    — MICHAEL EVANS, CO-FOUNDER AND EVP, BLUECURVE (ACQUIRED BY RED HAT)
  • Your counsel on the big picture issues of market timing, positioning and prospective partners were right on target... and your attention to detail and nuance throughout the engagement evidence a wealth of experience...

    — VAN NORMAN, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, AUTOSIMULATIONS (ACQUIRED BY DAIFUKU, CO. LTD, NOW BROOKS AUTOMATION)
  • Diverging interests among our own stakeholders represented a formidable obstacle to completing a transaction. Your objective and evenhanded management of the process earned the trust and cooperation of all parties within our company. This allowed us to negotiate with a single, cogent voice, and ultimately reach agreement with our suitor...

    — JEFFREY J. MUNKS, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, ARISTA KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS (ACQUIRED BY DIGITALTHINK, NOW CONVERGSYS)
  • Let me thank you for your very valuable support in the execution of the sale… and let’s hope that we can work on another “win-win” in the not too distant future!

    — STEFAN HOCHULI PAYCHÈRE, CO-FOUNDER AND CTO, DUNES TECHNOLOGIES S.A. (ACQUIRED BY VMWARE)
  • Our market sector was undergoing rapid expansion and a far-reaching transformation of the competitive landscape. Your help in articulating our distinct positioning, orchestrating meetings with prospective partners, and helping our preparation throughout the process contributed meaningfully to a favorable outcome...

    — SURESH RAMASWAMY, FOUNDER AND CEO, DRALASOFT (ACQUIRED BY VERITY, NOW AUTONOMY)
  • With an offer already on the table, we were not sure we needed an advisor. We know with certainty now that we did. Your leadership and credibility were invaluable...

    — PATRICK MCKIM, PRESIDENT AND CEO, SOLIS DESIGN (ACQUIRED BY MACROMEDIA, NOW ADOBE SYSTEMS)
  • It does not seem at all adequate just to say you did a fine job... We know there were many times your positive attitude was thoroughly tested. Your perseverance, in spite of the many unforeseen challenges, was an example for all of us. Your ability to logically, fairly and honestly negotiate was clearly essential to the results. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing a real professional to get the job done...

    — KEN FIELD, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO; JAGDISH NARASIMHAN, CO-FOUNDER AND CTO, XIMAGE CORPORATION (ACQUIRED BY IMAGEWARE SYSTEMS)
  • You served us brilliantly... and you took us places we could never have gone with a less skilled guide. In the process, you effectively transformed our company...

    — DAVID THOMAS, PRESIDENT, ISL CONSULTING
  • You gave us sage advice on both a strategic and tactical level. We acknowledge your long hours and work through the weekends to keep the momentum going. We are deeply grateful and very happy we had you on our team.

    — WEI-TAI KWOK, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, DAE INTERACTIVE (ACQUIRED BY CHINADOTCOM)
  • The business development process enlightened us to market opportunities and valuable strategy refinements. These insights influenced our decision to recapitalize rather than sell. Ultimately, we were delighted we were able to choose among several M&A and venture funding alternatives...

    — JONATHAN LEE, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, CORIO (CAPITALIZED BY KLEINER PERKINS, CAUFIELD & BYERS, ACQUIRED BY IBM)
  • Before taking our company to market, Chris advised us on subtle strategic and operational changes that improved markedly our prospects for success. Over the course of several months, he became an integral member of our organization and actively engaged in preparing the management team. I did not expect this depth of support from a banker. Most importantly, Chris helped us project the real value of our business and optimize the timing of our exit.

    — KEVIN WION, COO AND PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDER, AMBEO (ACQUIRED BY EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES)
  • I could not have envisioned a tougher assignment. This deal would not have happened without your diligence, patience and guidance...

    — STEVE MITGANG, CEO, KEYLIME SOFTWARE (ACQUIRED BY OVERTURE, NOW YAHOO!)