Panel 4: How to Maximize Quality Deal Flow—Only Connect

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3:00 PM
Sonoma Valley Room
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How to Maximize Quality Deal Flow -- Only Connect

Having a strong proprietary (or at least relevant) deal flow is like owning the golden leads in Glengarry Glen Ross. But what tools, techniques, marketing and advertising initiatives work? Which ones don’t? If some approaches solve only one problem and leave others untouched, how do you integrate them? Join us in an interactive discussion with panelists whose jobs rely on cultivating a high volume of quality leads.                



Ryan Kuhn, managing director, Kuhn Capital, mid-market investment bank focused on data/software and advanced manufacturing transactions. Before that, Ryan invested in similar businesses on behalf of large PE firm GTCR, and as CEO he has sold five businesses that he had founded or turned around. MBA with Distinction, Harvard.      



Peter Morgan

Co-founder/managing director at mid-market investment bank The Spartan Group. Rare for a Silicon Valley bank, Spartan actually does deals in physical industries like food & drink and heavy equipment as well as tech-enabled business services. Earlier Peter was managing director of M&A at Banc of America Securities and SVP, Lehman Brothers. MBA with Distinction from Stern.

Ryan Phipps

Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners. Ryan has closed 50+ raises and M&A deals primarily for software, e-commerce, and tech-based services. Before that he was Deutsche Bank analyst based in London. BS, University of Pittsburgh.  

Paul Ross

Affinity is sponsoring this event and Paul is the company’s SVP Marketing. Affinity is a relationship Intelligence platform now used by 2,000+ investment banks, VCs and PE firms. Earlier Paul drove growth at Sentieo, an investment research platform, and helped Alteryx grow from sales of $10M to $100M. Ba (2;1) Marketing, Stirling University. 

Pierce Coticchia

Director of Capital Markets and BizDev at Altamont Capital Partners, a $4.5 million AUM PE firm based in Palo Alto. Earlier Pierce was a Sr. Associate at PNC Erieview Capital where he underwrote various junior capital investments in mid-market companies. He began his career as an Associate at Century Park Capital in Los Angeles. BBA Finance, Notre Dame.


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Pierce Coticchia

Pierce Coticchia

Director of Capital Markets and BizDev
Altamont Capital Partners
Ryan Kuhn

Ryan Kuhn

Founder and Managing Direcotr
Kuhn Capital
Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

Co-Founder and Managing Director
The Spartan Group