LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intrepid Investment Bankers, a leading middle-market investment bank, today announced that Christopher H. Park has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Software & Services. Christopher uniquely brings over 16 years of combined investment banking and direct technology experience to public- and private-growth companies seeking M&A advisory and financing advisory services. During his career, he has completed nearly $2 billion in transactions with both strategic and financial buyers/investors across a broad range of software and technology sectors.
“We are thrilled to add Christopher’s leadership and extensive experience in software and services M&A and financing to our growing technology practice,” said Ed Bagdasarian, CEO and Managing Director of Intrepid. “His valuable relationships and transactional experience will accelerate our momentum in the Software & Services sector. We are committed to building the leading digital media & technology M&A practice in Southern California.”
“It’s a privilege to join the highly regarded team of M&A bankers at Intrepid, that has been steadily building a sterling reputation in the technology space,” said Christopher Park, Managing Director and newly-appointed Head of Software & Services at Intrepid. “I look forward to helping Intrepid bolster its presence in this constantly evolving industry. We are in the heart of Silicon Beach and well-poised for continued large-scale growth, making this region a prolific breeding ground for innovative software, digital media and service disruptive business models.”
Christopher joins Intrepid alongside current veteran software banker and the practice’s Co-Head, Tristan Snyder, who recently advised on completed transactions such as the growth recapitalization of Avaap with New Mainstream Partners (ERP system integration), the sale of Drawloop to Nintex (SaaS based document automation), and the sale of Threshold Interactive (digital agency) to Zealot Networks.
Most recently, Christopher served as lead coverage officer for the enterprise software, HCIT and tech-enabled services industries as Director of Software & Technology Investment Banking with B. Riley & Co. Prior to this, he spent almost a decade with Montgomery & Co. and played a key role in establishing the firm’s presence in the software sector as Principal of Technology Banking, where he co-led the firm’s coverage of the infrastructure and enterprise software space. Christopher began his career with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as a member of the investment banking group in Los Angeles. Subsequently, he joined Computer Sciences Corporation’s (CSC) Net Technologies division as a Consultant where he specialized in developing and integrating Web-based software solutions. After CSC, he served as a Technology Consultant with PeopleSoft, where he implemented enterprise solutions for global Fortune 500 clients. Christopher graduated from the University of California, Irvine, where he earned a B.S. in biological sciences.
About Intrepid Investment Bankers
Intrepid provides M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs and middle-market companies in various industry sectors. Our heritage, rooted in our founders’ successful 35-year history, breeds a culture that embraces teamwork, tenacity and creativity to win big for our clients. We believe that every company has an entrepreneurial passion that drives it and a story that defines it. Our team delivers results through skillful positioning of the client’s story and relentless execution. Based in Los Angeles, Intrepid augments its international capabilities through active membership in M&A International, an exclusive global alliance of M&A advisory firms.
About Intrepid’s Software & Services Practice
We find that accessing capital or achieving an exit at a premium valuation requires an entrepreneur to have a unique and disruptive idea, a scalable business model, vision for sustained growth, and the right team to execute. Our bankers take the time to understand a company’s model and assist it in clearly defining and articulating its vision to the market. Intrepid’s Software & Services practice is an innovative and focused strategic advisory unit that has deep industry expertise assisting entrepreneurs and middle-market business owners across subsectors, including: SaaS, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Tech-Enabled Services, eCommerce and Digital Media.