Leadership

Paul Koenig CEO SRS Acquiom M&A

Paul Koenig

Chief Executive Officer

Denver
303.957.2850

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of SRS Acquiom.

Before co-founding SRS Acquiom, Paul was one of the founding partners of Koenig & Oelsner, a Denver-based corporate and business law firm with a strong practice in mergers and acquisitions, securities, and financing transactions. Prior to that, he was an attorney in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins, and in the Colorado office of Cooley LLP.

Paul has authored numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He received his BBA in finance from the University of Iowa and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law.

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Lon LeClair President and COO_SRS Acquiom

Lon LeClair

President and Chief Operating Officer

Denver
303.222.2078

Lon LeClair is the president and chief operating officer of SRS Acquiom. Based in the company’s Denver headquarters, LeClair manages the company’s operations and helps direct its strategic vision and growth.

LeClair is a seasoned industry executive with decades of experience in corporate trust, helping clients navigate complex M&A transactions, corporate and public debt issuances, syndicated loans, administration restructurings, escrows, and specialized trusts. Prior roles include senior vice president in Wilmington Trust’s Global Capital Markets division and senior vice president and manager of the Corporate Products Group of Wells Fargo’s Corporate Trust Services division.

Lon is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He holds a BA from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Sean Arend Managing Director merger and acquisition (M&A) SRS Acquiom

Sean Arend

Managing Director, Corporate Development and General Counsel

Denver
720.279.0964

Sean Arend is Managing Director, Corporate Development and General Counsel, for SRS Acquiom. He manages all company legal, risk, and compliance matters and assists with strategic alliances and early stage product development.

Prior to SRS Acquiom, Sean served as General Counsel in a venture-backed technology company, Senior Counsel in an industry-leading public company, and an attorney at Cooley LLP.

Sean received an MBA from the University of Colorado, a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law, and a BS from Purdue University.

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Fiona Boger Associate Director Manager of Contract Compliance M&A

Fiona Boger

Executive Director, Escrow and Payments Solutions

Denver
720.452.6247

Fiona is an Executive Director of the Escrow and Payment Solutions team. Fiona manages our team of Relationship Managers and Relationship Associates who handle all escrow and payments engagement to ensure an outstanding client experience. In addition, Fiona works directly with our Product Development and Operations departments to develop, implement and oversee processes and products that allow our clients to navigate the closing and post-closing escrow and payments process as easily as possible. Fiona also contributes regularly as a subject matter expert for the marketing and thought-leadership pieces.

Prior to her current role, Fiona managed the Contract Compliance group of SRS Acquiom and also worked on the Dispute Management group defending escrow funds against potential claims.

Outside of SRS Acquiom, Fiona has served as an Advisory Committee Member for the town of Superior, Colorado, as well as a Legal Advocate for Family Tree LLC. Fiona holds a BA from Pitzer College and a JD from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Nicole Callahan CMO SRS Acquiom M&A

Nicole Callahan

Chief Marketing Officer

Denver
720.452.5370

Nicole is the chief marketing officer at SRS Acquiom. An accomplished marketing strategist, Nicole is responsible for leading the company’s marketing and communications efforts, including brand strategy, market research, thought leadership, demand generation, public relations and product marketing to support business growth.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Nicole served as the vice president, global corporate marketing for First Data, where she led brand management, creative services, and content functions globally. She was the lead marketing strategist supporting First Data’s 2015 $2.8 billion IPO.

Nicole brings over 20 years’ experience driving revenue in the B2B and B2C sectors. She has led large-scale brand growth, market research, and product innovation initiatives for clients in the Fortune 500 as well as entrepreneurial organizations. Her clients have included PepsiCo, Heinz, Unilever, Kraft, Rubbermaid, and Kellogg’s.

Nicole sits on the board of the William C. Kuzell Foundation for multiple sclerosis research. She is a former board member of the Dumb Friends League, the largest animal welfare organization in the Rocky Mountain region. She holds an MBA from the University of Denver, and a BA from Vanderbilt University.

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RKuhl Loan Agency Executive Director with SRS Acquiom, M&A Solutions

Renee Kuhl

Executive Director, Loan Agency

Minneapolis
612.509.2323

Renee is an executive director for the Loan Agency Group for SRS Acquiom. As an accomplished financial industry professional, she leads the loan agency product.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Renee served as an administrative vice president at Wilmington Trust, N.A., most recently leading the loan agency and restructuring products. In addition to her 10 years at Wilmington Trust, she also worked for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in the corporate trust and shareholder services departments.

Renee has a Juris Doctorate from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota, and a B.A. in political science and history from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

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Hannah Lee Director Human Resources M&A

Hannah Lee

Chief Human Resources Officer

Denver
720.370.1139

Hannah Lee is the Chief Human Resources Officer at SRS Acquiom. She leads all human resources services, policies, and programs.

An accomplished human capital strategist, Hannah brings over 20 years of HR experience. Before joining SRS Acquiom, she worked extensively within the Financial Services sector at firms such as Great-West Financial, Old Mutual Capital, and Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company. She has held positions with specialist experience in talent management, executive coaching, organizational design/workforce planning, employee relations, HR analytics, compensation, and global HR operations.

Hannah graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in history from Scripps College.

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Christopher Letang Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Christopher Letang

Managing Director, Professional Services

Denver
303.957.2855

Chris is the Managing Director of our Professional Services team. He has deep expertise in shareholder representation.  Chris and his team manage post-closing escrow claims, earnouts, purchase price adjustments and disputes. His team also manages the process by which post-closing merger proceeds are distributed to shareholders and other activities related to serving as shareholder representative.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Chris practiced corporate law in the Colorado office of Cooley LLP, where he focused on venture capital transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He began his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City. At Cravath, he primarily represented underwriters in initial public offerings and high-yield debt offerings and lenders in commercial banking transactions.

Chris is a frequent contributor to M&A thought leadership via work on SRS Acquiom’s data studies, articles and speaking presentations. Chris holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Rice University.

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Casey McTigue Senior Director Dispute Resolution M&A

Casey McTigue

Executive Director, Dispute Resolution

San Francisco
415.363.6081

Casey is an Executive Director at SRS Acquiom and leads the team responsible for managing post-closing escrow claims, earnouts, working capital, tax, and other disputes on behalf of the company's clients. While at SRS Acquiom, he has represented shareholders’ interests on hundreds of deals, including defending claims for as much as $400 million and administering life sciences deals with as much as $1 billion in contingent consideration.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Casey represented Fortune 50 clients as a litigation attorney nationally and internationally in a variety of fields. He acted as outside counsel on behalf of numerous parties, including SRS Acquiom and its clients, and took multiple cases to trial and appeal.

Casey frequently presents and writes on subjects of interest to those in the M&A field and is a core contributor to SRS Acquiom’s life sciences study. He is also an Eagle Scout and volunteers with San Francisco Bay Area youth sports. He holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and a B.S. in economics from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College.

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Sue Millberger Director of Payments M&A

Susan Milberger

Executive Director, Operations

Denver
720.729.1092

Sue is the Executive Director of the SRS Acquiom Operations team and has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry and has extensive background in payments, product development, relationship management and operations.

Prior to joining the SRS Acquiom team, Sue was Vice President in the First Data Financial Services Product Management. She has developed products and consulted with top tier financial institutions (Citibank, Wells Fargo, PNC, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch) and a host of Community Banks enabling them to outsource back office services. Sue also worked on a variety of M&A initiatives while at First Data. Throughout her career she has led many product start-up and reengineering initiatives and has been awarded several patents.

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GNelson Head of Sales SRS Acquiom

Greg Nelson

Managing Director, Head of Sales

Minneapolis
612.383.9083

Greg is the managing director and head of sales for SRS Acquiom. Greg leads the sales organization’s growth strategy and the recruitment, training and management of the business development team.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Greg served as the controller/treasurer for Universal Cooperatives, controller for the Corporate Trust Group at Wells Fargo, and as a regional and then national client relationship manager for Wells Fargo. Greg started his sales career at Wilmington Trust in 2011 and held the position as client development officer until 2018. He was responsible for selling M&A escrow and paying agent services, as well as public finance products in the Midwest Region of the U.S.

Greg has an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.

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MIchael Perry Head of Product Mergers and Acquisitions M&A

Michael Perry

Managing Director, Head of Product

Denver
720.452.5369

Michael leads the Product Management organization for SRS Acquiom. He is responsible for the strategic product direction and development of new products and services for the company.

Prior to joining SRS Acquiom, Michael served as Senior Director of Product Management for Polycom where he was responsible for the company's global software product strategy. Michael brings over 20 years of executive product management experience in the software, SaaS and professional services space. He has previously held executive product roles at Avaya, FrontRange Solutions, American Fundware, Datria, and others.

Michael holds a BS in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Denver as well as multiple technical certifications and industry awards.

 

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Sam Riffe Executive Director Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) SRS Acquiom

Sam Riffe

Managing Director, M&A Transactional Group

Denver
720.279.0969

Sam is Managing Director of the M&A Transactional Group for SRS Acquiom. He has specialized expertise in mergers & acquisitions and contract negotiation.

For the M&A Transactional Group, Sam manages a talented team of in-house corporate attorneys that work with our clients and their counsel to finalize transaction documents for all SRS Acquiom services. Sam ensures that each engagement is fast and efficient, while helping to find creative solutions for any unique requests or issues that our clients may have.

Prior to joining SRS Acquiom in 2011, Sam was a transactional attorney in the M&A department of New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he worked on sophisticated M&A and securities transactions. Prior to his legal career, Sam held finance and accounting positions at Credit Suisse Group, Duke Energy and Arthur Andersen.

Sam earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. in Finance (minor in Accounting) from Oklahoma State University.

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Radha Subramanian Senior Director M&A Transactional Group

Radha Subramanian

Associate General Counsel and Senior Director

Denver
720.452.6253

Radha Subramanian is Associate General Counsel and Senior Director for SRS Acquiom, responsible for guiding the organization’s general legal affairs, including risk and compliance matters. Radha previously served as a senior attorney in the M&A Transactional Group of SRS Acquiom, negotiating SRS Acquiom’s engagement and facilitating the closing process in complex M&A transactions.

Prior to joining SRS Acquiom, Radha was an associate in the M&A, Corporate and Securities Law group of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in Toronto. She represented public and private companies, financial services firms and private equity funds in domestic and cross-border stock and asset acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, complex securities law and general corporate matters. Radha was recently recognized in the Service Professional category of The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards.

Radha received a JD from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, an HBA in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and is a member of the New York Bar and Law Society of Upper Canada.

 

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Micah Sucherman Director Dispute Resolution M&A

Micah Sucherman

Senior Director, Institutional Client Relations

Denver
303.957.2856

Micah is a Senior Director at SRS Acquiom, specializing in delivering responsive, knowledgeable, and professional service to SRS Acquiom’s many institutional clients, including venture capital firms, investors, and founders. Micah has extensive experience in Dispute Management at SRS Acquiom, managing and resolving dozens of indemnity and earnout disputes.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Micah was Senior Associate in the litigation department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. At Gibson Dunn, Micah gained significant experience in complex commercial litigation and performed high-stakes internal investigations for corporate clients, including several of the world’s largest companies.

Micah is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was a Senior Editor of the California Law Review, and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Matthew Unterlack Executive Director Indemnification Solutions M&A

Matthew Unterlack

Executive Director, Indemnification Solutions

New York
917.993.2372

Matthew is the Executive Director, Indemnification Solutions for SRS Acquiom. He leads our insurance business, including our Representations and Warranties Insurance (RWI) brokerage business, and advises clients on the various ways M&A indemnification obligations can be collateralized. He also works with our business development, product, operations and marketing teams to grow our insurance capabilities and expand our indemnification solution offerings.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Matthew was Vice President, Underwriting Leader at QBE, responsible for quoting and underwriting transactional insurance, and he spent over 15 years with AIG’s legal department, rising to the level of Deputy General Counsel, Casualty. As the first in-house attorney for AIG’s M&A Insurance Group, he helped draft several of the earliest RWI policy forms and participated in client meetings and speaking engagements to raise awareness and understanding of Transactional Insurance products.

Matthew started his career as a corporate attorney in New York with Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin Rosenman) and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Florida. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) insurance designation and is a Licensed Property and Casualty Agent.

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Debbie Wapensky, CFO | SRS Acquiom

Debbie Wapensky

Chief Financial Officer

Denver
303.957.2857

Debbie is the Chief Financial Officer for SRS Acquiom. As an accomplished financial strategist, she leads finance and administration efforts and oversees human resources.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Debbie served as CFO and CSO of Trust Company of America Inc. She focused on creating new revenue streams, repositioning the investment portfolio to reduce risk and enhance returns and reduced risk in the operational platform; she managed over $1.5 billion in assets. As CFO and EVP of Vectra Bank Colorado, NA, from 2002 to 2014, Debbie oversaw all aspects of improving bank performance, including evaluating operations, managing the asset and liability position of the bank to improve net interest income and repositioning the branch network through a series of sales and redevelopment efforts to upgrade facilities while reducing capital investment.

Deborah has served as Chairman of the board of the Children’s Museum of Denver and as a board member of the Downtown Denver Partnership Inc. In 2008, she received the Denver Business Journal’s CFO of the Year for Large Private Companies award. She is a CPA and earned her MBA from New York University. She has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business in Boulder, CO.

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Adam Woodworth, CTO, SRS Acquiom | M&A Solutions

Adam Woodworth

Chief Technology Officer

Denver
720.966.1812

Adam is the Chief Technology Officer for SRS Acquiom. He streamlines the process of system and product development, brings new features and functionalities to market, and scales resources to support the continued innovation and growth of the company.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Adam had a successful 25+ year career in Technology and DevOps. He started his career as a Software Engineer at Apple in the early 1990s, with over 20 years of his tenure successfully overseeing software development of solutions and products. After Apple, he continued to build software products as a consultant for Sony, and most recently spent the last six years at PlayerLync where he built out their technology team and processes. Featured in Built In Colorado as one of Colorado's "Meet 6 execs driving tech industry forward," Adam is a partner who thinks strategically, with a strong reputation for building bridges and creating transparency within his teams and across the company.

Adam earned his B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. He is passionate about giving back through his hands-on approach in mentoring early career software engineers and technology professionals.

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Business Development

Mike Amato | Senior Director, Loan Agency Business Development | SRS Acquiom

Michael Amato

Senior Director, Loan Agency Business Development

New York
646.568.3336

Michael is the Senior Director of Loan Agency Business Development for SRS Acquiom. Michael has over 15 years of experience providing agency and restructuring solutions to some of largest investment banks, credit funds, law firms, and hedge funds in the world.

Before joining SRS Acquiom in 2019, Michael was a Senior Vice President at a provider of agency, escrow, and trustee services, where he helped establish the U.S. office. Before that, Michael spent eight years at Bloomberg LP covering the firms credit clients across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

Michael received his BS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.

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Christa Fancher Senior VP Business Development SRS Acquiom M&A

Christa Fancher

Managing Director - Western Region, Business Development

San Francisco
415.373.4024

Christa builds relationships for SRS Acquiom with the venture capital, legal and M&A communities in the Western U.S., Western Canada, and the Asia/Pacific region. She has a strong background in corporate, securities and transactional matters, including venture capital financings, public and private offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Her experience includes working for Merrill DataSite as Regional Director, Hewlett-Packard Company as Legal Specialist for Corporate, Securities and M&A, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati as a Senior Paralegal.

Christa graduated from Santa Clara University, School of Law, Institute for Paralegal Education and received her paralegal certificate specializing in corporate and intellectual property law. She has been a guest speaker at multiple Paralegal Leadership conferences on M&A matters and is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in both San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties.

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Troy Hebert Director SRS Acquiom M&A Solutions

Troy Hebert

Director, Eastern Region Business Development

New York
646.770.6901

Troy is a Director of the Eastern Region, Business Development for SRS Acquiom. Troy works closely with deal parties, outside counsel and investors, providing guidance on SRS Acquiom’s role in handling post-closing issues such as purchase price adjustments, indemnification claims, escrow funds and payments.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Troy was at THL Credit, a $16 billion credit fund manager, where he served as a Vice President and led an investment in SRS Acquiom. Troy began his career as an analyst at JPMorgan and at Citi in the investment banking and corporate banking divisions. He then spent several years in private equity and private credit investing, investing over $1 billion in middle market companies across the U.S.

Troy enjoys traveling and dining with his wife, weight lifting, and playing golf. He graduated from Arizona State University and the Barrett Honors College majoring in Finance.

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Amanda Jackson Senior Director Business Development M&A

Amanda Jackson

Managing Director - Eastern Region, Business Development

Boston
617.448.6975

Amanda Jackson is the Managing Director of the Eastern Region, Business Development for SRS Acquiom. Amanda works closely with deal parties, outside counsel and investors, providing guidance on SRS Acquiom’s role in handling post-closing issues such as purchase price adjustments, indemnification claims, escrow funds and payments.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Amanda spent ten years in the financial printing industry assisting clients with initial public offerings, M&A transactions and compliance filings at R.R. Donnelley.

Amanda graduated from the University of Richmond, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA.

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Janel King, Director Business Development | SRS Acquiom

Janel King

Director, Business Development

San Francisco
415.416.0372

Janel is a Director of Business Development for SRS Acquiom. She works on the West Coast to develop new business by working closely with strategic buyers, law firms, deal parties and investors. In her efforts, she focuses on getting in front of as many people as possible by securing meetings, attending conferences and events, and sharing the value of SRS Acquiom.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Janel spent her career in both Sales and Customer Success where she excelled at expanding market share and increasing adoption. Most recently, she leveraged her sales and technical background to help companies utilize artificial intelligence to accelerate sales, increase forecasting accuracy, and manage their pipelines. She’s worked with the largest enterprise companies in the world, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Janel enjoys spending time with her three children, traveling, baking, and listening to music.  She supports organizations such as the Pat Finucane Centre and Justice for the Forgotten, and regularly travels to Ireland. She has a B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

 

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Eric Martin Managing Director Client Relations SRS Acquiom M&A

Eric Martin

Managing Director, U.S. Central & Rocky Mountain Regions and Canada Business Development

Denver
720.279.0974

Eric is the Managing Director of Business Development for the U.S. Central & Rocky Mountain Regions, and Canada. He works with deal parties, outside counsel and investors, providing education and guidance on SRS Acquiom's suite of products and services and how they can be used on transactions.

Before joining SRS Acquiom in 2012, Eric's career spanned several unique roles, including CFO for one of Colorado's oldest nonprofits, co-founder and partner in a contract packaging and fulfillment business, and corporate law practice at firms including Hogan Lovells, Arnold & Porter, and a few smaller firms in the Denver area.

Eric received a JD from the University of Denver School of Law, an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver and a BS in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Eric McDonald Director, Loan Agency Business Development

Eric McDonald

Director, Loan Agency Business Development

New Orleans
203.376.3618

Eric is the Director of Loan Agency Business Development for SRS Acquiom. Eric works closely with deal parties such as lenders and outside counsel to provide education and guidance on the services offered by the SRS Acquiom Loan Agency team.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Eric was an Account Services Director for Aptify, selling enterprise software and related services to the largest non-profit, member-based associations around the world. Before that, Eric provided analysis and recommendations for power generation needs for Entergy New Orleans, and even had a stint as a radio show host for numerous stations across New England.

Eric received his BA in Government from Dartmouth College and his MBA with Finance Specialization from Tulane University.

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GNelson Head of Sales SRS Acquiom

Greg Nelson

Managing Director, Head of Sales

Minneapolis
612.383.9083

Greg is the managing director and head of sales for SRS Acquiom. Greg leads the sales organization’s growth strategy and the recruitment, training and management of the business development team.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Greg served as the controller/treasurer for Universal Cooperatives, controller for the Corporate Trust Group at Wells Fargo, and as a regional and then national client relationship manager for Wells Fargo. Greg started his sales career at Wilmington Trust in 2011 and held the position as client development officer until 2018. He was responsible for selling M&A escrow and paying agent services, as well as public finance products in the Midwest Region of the U.S.

Greg has an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.

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Daniel Slutzky

Senior Director, Business Development Advisor – Israel

Israel
+972.54.4566013

Daniel is the advisor for business development in Israel. He is a CPA (Israel and Argentina) with broad finance and operations management experience. Daniel founded Adsum Partners, a firm providing professional services and resources for entrepreneurs, high-tech companies and venture capital funds.

Daniel served ten years as Operating Partner and CFO of Benchmark Capital in Israel. Daniel managed the investment operations of the Funds, was involved in numerous equity and debt investments and M&A transactions, and provided guidance and support to CEOs and finance managers of the Fund’s early stage portfolio companies.

Daniel was Director of Finance of several 3Com divisions in Israel, Boston and Santa Clara, and later as Managing Director of 3Com Israel. Daniel was CFO and SVP of ICTS Holland BV, an international aviation security consulting company with subsidiaries throughout Europe, U.S. and the Far East.

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Matthew Unterlack Executive Director Indemnification Solutions M&A

Matthew Unterlack

Executive Director, Indemnification Solutions

New York
917.993.2372

Matthew is the Executive Director, Indemnification Solutions for SRS Acquiom. He leads our insurance business, including our Representations and Warranties Insurance (RWI) brokerage business, and advises clients on the various ways M&A indemnification obligations can be collateralized. He also works with our business development, product, operations and marketing teams to grow our insurance capabilities and expand our indemnification solution offerings.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Matthew was Vice President, Underwriting Leader at QBE, responsible for quoting and underwriting transactional insurance, and he spent over 15 years with AIG’s legal department, rising to the level of Deputy General Counsel, Casualty. As the first in-house attorney for AIG’s M&A Insurance Group, he helped draft several of the earliest RWI policy forms and participated in client meetings and speaking engagements to raise awareness and understanding of Transactional Insurance products.

Matthew started his career as a corporate attorney in New York with Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin Rosenman) and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Florida. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) insurance designation and is a Licensed Property and Casualty Agent.

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Loan Agency

Mike Amato | Senior Director, Loan Agency Business Development | SRS Acquiom

Michael Amato

Senior Director, Loan Agency Business Development

New York
646.568.3336

Michael is the Senior Director of Loan Agency Business Development for SRS Acquiom. Michael has over 15 years of experience providing agency and restructuring solutions to some of largest investment banks, credit funds, law firms, and hedge funds in the world.

Before joining SRS Acquiom in 2019, Michael was a Senior Vice President at a provider of agency, escrow, and trustee services, where he helped establish the U.S. office. Before that, Michael spent eight years at Bloomberg LP covering the firms credit clients across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

Michael received his BS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.

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Jennifer Anderson Loan Agency Relationship Manager SRS Acquiom M&A Solutions

Jennifer Anderson

Director, Loan Agency Relationship Management

Wilmington
612.509.2321

Jennifer is a relationship manager for the Loan Agency Group for SRS Acquiom. She works on syndicated loan transactions where SRS Acquiom acts as the administrative agent and/or collateral agent for the Loan Agency transactions.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Jennifer was a relationship manager in the Loan Agency Group with Wilmington Trust, N.A. Jennifer began her 10-year career at Wilmington Trust working in human resources for the first two and a half years. She then transitioned to working as a client associate with the Default Bankruptcy Group, before earning a relationship manager position for the group.

Prior to working at Wilmington Trust, Jennifer worked in various human resources roles with AIG in Wilmington, Philadelphia, and New York City.

Jennifer has her CCTS certification. She received her B.S. in human resources management from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.

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Cora Holland Koller Loan Agency Transaction Team Manager, SRS Acquiom, M&A Solutions

Cora Holland-Koller

Director, Loan Agency Transaction Team

St. Louis
612.509.2309

Cora is a transaction team manager for the Loan Agency Group at SRS Acquiom. Cora manages a team that supports the Loan Agency relationship managers and the product.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Cora was a relationship manager at Wilmington Trust, N.A. from 2013 to 2018 in the loan agency group where she managed a portfolio of loans across various industries. Before that, Cora was an integral member of the middle office team in support of the loan agency product from 2010 to 2013.

Cora received her Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and received a B.A. in psychology from the University of North Dakota.

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Joshua James Loan Agency Senior Director SRS Acquiom M&A Solutions

Joshua James

Senior Director, Loan Agency Relationship Management

Minneapolis
612.509.2322

Josh is a senior director in the loan agency group at SRS Acquiom. He is responsible for administering a portfolio of syndicated loans where SRS Acquiom has been appointed as administrative agent or collateral agent with an emphasis on distressed debt and transactions involving litigation or bankruptcy.

Prior to joining SRS Acquiom, Josh was with Wilmington Trust for 9-years where he was a vice president in its Corporate Trust division. Josh’s responsibilities at Wilmington Trust included administering syndicated loans and managing a team of relationship managers.

Josh received a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and a B.A. in history from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

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RKuhl Loan Agency Executive Director with SRS Acquiom, M&A Solutions

Renee Kuhl

Executive Director, Loan Agency

Minneapolis
612.509.2323

Renee is an executive director for the Loan Agency Group for SRS Acquiom. As an accomplished financial industry professional, she leads the loan agency product.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Renee served as an administrative vice president at Wilmington Trust, N.A., most recently leading the loan agency and restructuring products. In addition to her 10 years at Wilmington Trust, she also worked for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in the corporate trust and shareholder services departments.

Renee has a Juris Doctorate from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota, and a B.A. in political science and history from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

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Eric McDonald Director, Loan Agency Business Development

Eric McDonald

Director, Loan Agency Business Development

New Orleans
203.376.3618

Eric is the Director of Loan Agency Business Development for SRS Acquiom. Eric works closely with deal parties such as lenders and outside counsel to provide education and guidance on the services offered by the SRS Acquiom Loan Agency team.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Eric was an Account Services Director for Aptify, selling enterprise software and related services to the largest non-profit, member-based associations around the world. Before that, Eric provided analysis and recommendations for power generation needs for Entergy New Orleans, and even had a stint as a radio show host for numerous stations across New England.

Eric received his BA in Government from Dartmouth College and his MBA with Finance Specialization from Tulane University.

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Amylline Sivathayalan Loan Agency Operations Analyst at SRS Acquiom

Amylline Sivathayalan

Loan Agency Operations Analyst

Minneapolis
612.509.2324

Amylline is an operations analyst for the Loan Agency Group for SRS Acquiom. She is responsible for a portfolio of accounts and serves as a contact for clients and lenders.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Amylline was a Payment Specialist in the Loan Agency department in Ditech for two years. She focused on revising customer loans and organizing data from various reports to produce monthly reconciliation plans. Before that, Amylline was involved in a variety of research work in college, mostly comprising of socio-economic studies. She utilized econometric models to manipulate behavioral data and identify trends.

Amylline graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a BS in Mathematics with emphasis on Actuarial Science. She is currently pursuing an MS in Business Analytics from the University of St Thomas in Minnesota.

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Shayla Thacker, Loan Agency Operations Analyst | SRS Acquiom

Shayla Thacker

Loan Agency Operations Analyst

Minneapolis
612.509.2328

Shayla is a Loan Agency Operations Analyst on the Transaction Team for the Loan Agency group at SRS Acquiom. She works closely with the Relationship Management team to administer a portfolio of assigned Loan Agency accounts. In her role, Shayla manages daily administration of assigned accounts and serves as a contact for clients and internal and external service partners.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Shayla worked as a Commercial Banking Portfolio Manager at U.S. Bank for two and a half years where she actively managed a commercial loan portfolio of Twin Cities middle market business clients. This role involved credit underwriting, structuring credit agreements, analyzing the business operations of commercial clients, and daily management of existing and new clients’ credit needs.

Shayla received her B.S. from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Curtis L. Carlson School of Management where she majored in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management. She has continuously been involved in community and professional organizations serving in various roles from Member to Vice President.

 

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Relationship Managers

Jennifer Anderson Loan Agency Relationship Manager SRS Acquiom M&A Solutions

Jennifer Anderson

Director, Loan Agency Relationship Management

Wilmington
612.509.2321

Jennifer is a relationship manager for the Loan Agency Group for SRS Acquiom. She works on syndicated loan transactions where SRS Acquiom acts as the administrative agent and/or collateral agent for the Loan Agency transactions.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Jennifer was a relationship manager in the Loan Agency Group with Wilmington Trust, N.A. Jennifer began her 10-year career at Wilmington Trust working in human resources for the first two and a half years. She then transitioned to working as a client associate with the Default Bankruptcy Group, before earning a relationship manager position for the group.

Prior to working at Wilmington Trust, Jennifer worked in various human resources roles with AIG in Wilmington, Philadelphia, and New York City.

Jennifer has her CCTS certification. She received her B.S. in human resources management from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.

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Ali Arend Relationship Manager SRS Acquiom

Ali Arend

Senior Director, Escrow and Payments Administration

Denver
303.222.2085

Ali is a Senior Director, Escrow and Payments Administration for SRS Acquiom. She is responsible for facilitating transactions and managing client experience for SRS Acquiom’s Escrow, Payments, and Pre-Closing Solicitation services.

Throughout her time at SRS Acquiom, Ali has been part of the Relationship Management, Payments Operations and Client Experience teams, and was integral in the growth of SRS Acquiom Clearinghouse, our online payments platform.

Ali graduated cum laude from University of Colorado at Denver, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication. In 2017, she received the M&A Advisors Emerging Leaders Award (previously the 40 Under 40 Award).

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Fiona Boger Associate Director Manager of Contract Compliance M&A

Fiona Boger

Executive Director, Escrow and Payments Solutions

Denver
720.452.6247

Fiona is an Executive Director of the Escrow and Payment Solutions team. Fiona manages our team of Relationship Managers and Relationship Associates who handle all escrow and payments engagement to ensure an outstanding client experience. In addition, Fiona works directly with our Product Development and Operations departments to develop, implement and oversee processes and products that allow our clients to navigate the closing and post-closing escrow and payments process as easily as possible. Fiona also contributes regularly as a subject matter expert for the marketing and thought-leadership pieces.

Prior to her current role, Fiona managed the Contract Compliance group of SRS Acquiom and also worked on the Dispute Management group defending escrow funds against potential claims.

Outside of SRS Acquiom, Fiona has served as an Advisory Committee Member for the town of Superior, Colorado, as well as a Legal Advocate for Family Tree LLC. Fiona holds a BA from Pitzer College and a JD from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Darren DiNicola Senior Director Business Development M&A

Daren Di Nicola

Senior Director, Acquiom Business Development

Los Angeles
323.559.8096

Daren is responsible for the day-to-day management of our payments administration business. He builds relationships with the private equity, venture capital, legal and M&A communities nationwide. Daren has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in corporate trust, escrow and payment services.

Daren was responsible for corporate escrow opportunities at NES Financial, specializing in EB-5 escrow administration services. He was also instrumental in launching and managing JPMorgan’s West Coast Escrow Services Group, establishing it as one of the largest providers of M&A-related payment and escrow services on the west coast. Prior to that he managed both municipal and corporate trust groups at The Bank of New York.

Daren received his Executive MBA from the University of Southern California and his BA from Pepperdine University.

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Joshua James Loan Agency Senior Director SRS Acquiom M&A Solutions

Joshua James

Senior Director, Loan Agency Relationship Management

Minneapolis
612.509.2322

Josh is a senior director in the loan agency group at SRS Acquiom. He is responsible for administering a portfolio of syndicated loans where SRS Acquiom has been appointed as administrative agent or collateral agent with an emphasis on distressed debt and transactions involving litigation or bankruptcy.

Prior to joining SRS Acquiom, Josh was with Wilmington Trust for 9-years where he was a vice president in its Corporate Trust division. Josh’s responsibilities at Wilmington Trust included administering syndicated loans and managing a team of relationship managers.

Josh received a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and a B.A. in history from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

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Timothy P. Martin

Senior Director, Escrow and Payments Administration

Chicago
312.257.3126

Timothy is a senior director and relationship manager at SRS Acquiom and develops referral opportunities, manages customer relationships, and administers M&A Escrow and Payments Administration accounts.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Tim worked in the M&A market for over 25 years. He was a vice president at Wilmington Trust, responsible for opening the Chicago office. He was a major contributor to the M&A team for the past two and a half years, helping to generate over 250 accounts. Prior to that, Tim helped open the Chicago office for Wells Fargo. He was a team leader with the Document Negotiation/Escrow Administration team for 14 years.  Tim generated and effectively administered over 16% of Wells Fargo’s entire M&A escrow portfolio.

Tim became a Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS) in 1996 and received a BS degree in finance from Bradley University.

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Alexander Schreck, Director | SRS Acquiom

Alexander Schreck

Director, Escrow and Payments Administration

Denver
720.613.1029

Alex is a Director of Escrow and Payments Administration at SRS Acquiom. With a legal background and broad experience in M&A, he builds client relationships and manages transactions for SRS Acquiom's Escrow and Payments services.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Alex practiced M&A at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Perkins Coie LLP. He represented private equity funds and their portfolio companies in domestic and cross-border stock and asset acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and general corporate matters. Prior to beginning his legal career, he was an instructor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Northern Iowa.

Alex received his JD from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and a BA from the University of Northern Iowa. Alex is a member of the Colorado and Illinois Bars.

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Aaron Soper Sr Director Escrow Payments SRS Acquiom

Aaron Soper

Senior Director, Escrow and Payments Administration

MInneapolis
612.509.2307

Aaron is a senior director of escrow and payments administration, principally focused on management and development of the SRS Acquiom M&A Escrow and Payments Administration nationally.

Aaron comes to SRS Acquiom from Wilmington Trust’s M&A Agency, where he was vice president and focused on business and product development.

Prior to that, Aaron spent five and a half years at Wells Fargo, where he spent time as vice president for their M&A Escrow and Payment Services group.

Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Dakota.

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AWassing Sr Director Escrow Payments

Andrew Wassing

Senior Director, Escrow and Payments Administration

Minneapolis
612.509.2308

As senior director for SRS Acquiom’s global M&A Payments and Escrow Administration services, Andrew is responsible for developing and facilitating transactions for the SRS Acquiom M&A Escrow and Payments Administration service.

Andrew comes to SRS Acquiom after spending the last six years as a vice president at Wilmington Trust. He played a key role in developing their M&A agency product offerings and focused on business and product development, as well as escrow and paying agent administration. Prior to that, Andrew spent five years at Wells Fargo, including serving as vice president within their Corporate Debt and M&A Escrow and Payment Services team.

Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

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Professional Services

Ann Byers Director Dispute Resolution SRS Acquiom

Ann Byers

Director, Dispute Management

Denver
720.709.1201

Ann is a Director of Dispute Management at SRS Acquiom. She specializes in life sciences matters and works closely with selling shareholders to resolve a range of claims, including disputes related to intellectual property, milestones and other complex earn outs, and financial claims.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Ann was a trial attorney with Cooley LLP, Dykema Gossett, and her own litigation firm, Smith Byers LLC. Ann’s significant litigation experience in complex commercial, intellectual property, and life sciences matters ranges from high-value internal investigations and client counseling, to federal and state trial practice.

Before attending law school at the University of Michigan, Ann received her degree in Nuclear Medicine and Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and worked in the medical field for several years.

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Lynn Curtin, Director, M&A Contract Administration | SRS Acquiom

Lynn Curtin

Director, M&A Contract Administration

Denver
720.966.1820

Lynn is the Director of M&A Contract Administration for SRS Acquiom. She leads the teams responsible for coordinating post-closing escrow releases and contract compliance, including contract interpretation and inquiries, amendments to agreements, and transfer and name discrepancy processes.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Lynn was a Bankruptcy Manager at Computershare, Inc. where she managed the Bankruptcy Department, and was head of vendor management and data on-boarding. Prior to that, she worked at IBM for 13 years as a Loan Servicing Manager. During her tenure at IBM, she owned various responsibilities including process and product implementation, product ownership, contract management. She also managed teams responsible for mitigating escalated complaints and contested litigations.

Lynn is currently a member of Women of Denver and is a notary for the State of Colorado. She earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration and Management from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.

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Paul Eastwood Director SRS Acquiom M&A Solutions

Paul Eastwood

Director, Finance and Accounting

Denver
720.799.8604

Paul is a Director in the Dispute Resolution group at SRS Acquiom, specializing in finance and accounting. He manages post-closing matters and disputes related to purchase price adjustments, earn-outs, and indemnification claims.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Paul worked at Alvarez & Marsal in Chicago and AlixPartners in London, advising multinationals and private companies on high-value purchase price disputes, commercial litigation, financial damages, and forensic accounting.

Paul holds an MA in Economic History from the University of Glasgow in the UK, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).

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Timothy Edmonds Director of SRS Acquiom

Timothy D. Edmonds

Director, Dispute Resolution

Denver
720.452.6246

Tim is a Director in the Dispute Resolution group and works with clients to resolve indemnification claims, earnout and milestone issues, and various other disputes that arise post-closing. He is an experienced litigator whose past trial work has made him a strong advocate and negotiator on behalf of his clients.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Tim served as an Assistant United States Attorney in both the District of Alaska and the District of Colorado. As a federal prosecutor, Tim tried numerous cases and developed and implemented strategy in a variety of high-level investigations. He also served as an appellate advocate in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals during his tenure as an AUSA. Before that, Tim was a litigation associate at Paul Hastings LLP. While at Paul Hastings, Tim conducted internal investigations for large corporations, represented executives in white collar investigations, and handled a variety of complex antitrust matters.

Tim earned is JD from Columbia Law School and his Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College.
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JuliaHoffman Associate Director Accounting

Julia Hoffman

Director, Accounting

Denver
720.613.1028

Julia is a Director in the company's Professional Services Group. She focuses on accounting matters related to purchase price adjustments, earn-outs, and indemnification claims.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Julia spent four years with Deloitte’s audit practice conducting and overseeing financial statement audits for large public companies. She focused on client service in the technology, financial services, and defense industries.

Julia earned her Master’s in Accounting and Information Systems and B.S. in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She holds the CPA designation.

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Michelle Kirkpatrick Director Dispute Resolution M&A

Michelle Kirkpatrick

Senior Director, Dispute Resolution

Denver
720.799.8614

Michelle manages post-closing issues for SRS Acquiom clients, including indemnification claims, earnouts, and disputes. She has extensive experience negotiating, mediating, and litigating in various forums.

During her federal clerkship, Michelle participated in over 100 settlement conferences involving a wide variety of claims. Michelle then focused her practice at a leading labor and employment firm, where she specialized in drafting complex employment agreements and advising clients on a broad range of employment issues.

Michelle earned her JD from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and her BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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Natalie Kleffman

Associate Director, Dispute Resolution

San Francisco
415.432.7122

Natalie manages post-closing matters as an Associate Director at SRS Acquiom. She works directly with key buyer and seller stakeholders to effectively resolve indemnification claims and disputes, with an emphasis on tax issues.

Prior to joining SRS Acquiom, Natalie gained experience at law firms, the United States Attorney’s Office, and in-house at a late stage start-up. She also worked in the National Tax group at Ernst & Young (EY). Natalie’s combined background as an attorney and tax professional provides her with a unique perspective in managing various tax disputes.

Natalie earned her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and her BA in Economics, cum laude, from UCLA. At Boalt, Natalie served as Co-Chair of the Berkeley Tax Law Clinic, which provides free tax guidance to low income individuals in the Bay Area.

 

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Christopher Letang Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Christopher Letang

Managing Director, Professional Services

Denver
303.957.2855

Chris is the Managing Director of our Professional Services team. He has deep expertise in shareholder representation.  Chris and his team manage post-closing escrow claims, earnouts, purchase price adjustments and disputes. His team also manages the process by which post-closing merger proceeds are distributed to shareholders and other activities related to serving as shareholder representative.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Chris practiced corporate law in the Colorado office of Cooley LLP, where he focused on venture capital transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He began his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City. At Cravath, he primarily represented underwriters in initial public offerings and high-yield debt offerings and lenders in commercial banking transactions.

Chris is a frequent contributor to M&A thought leadership via work on SRS Acquiom’s data studies, articles and speaking presentations. Chris holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Rice University.

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Casey McTigue Senior Director Dispute Resolution M&A

Casey McTigue

Executive Director, Dispute Resolution

San Francisco
415.363.6081

Casey is an Executive Director at SRS Acquiom and leads the team responsible for managing post-closing escrow claims, earnouts, working capital, tax, and other disputes on behalf of the company's clients. While at SRS Acquiom, he has represented shareholders’ interests on hundreds of deals, including defending claims for as much as $400 million and administering life sciences deals with as much as $1 billion in contingent consideration.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Casey represented Fortune 50 clients as a litigation attorney nationally and internationally in a variety of fields. He acted as outside counsel on behalf of numerous parties, including SRS Acquiom and its clients, and took multiple cases to trial and appeal.

Casey frequently presents and writes on subjects of interest to those in the M&A field and is a core contributor to SRS Acquiom’s life sciences study. He is also an Eagle Scout and volunteers with San Francisco Bay Area youth sports. He holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and a B.S. in economics from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College.

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Don Morrissey Head of Life Sciences Mergers and Acquisitions M&A

Don Morrissey

Head of Life Sciences

Denver
720.279.0967

Don advises life science clients on M&A deal negotiations and post-closing milestones and earnouts. He is principal author of our life science studies and a frequent speaker at industry events.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Don spent more than a decade helping to grow two venture-backed life science start-up companies through IPOs. He has been responsible for many strategic transactions involving licensing, partnering and M&A, as well as financings with leading venture capital and private equity firms. He was formerly SVP, Corporate Development and General Counsel for Replidyne, an antibiotic drug development company, and VP, Legal Affairs and Business Development for Caliper Life Sciences, a microfluidics company. He began his career as a business attorney with Cooley LLP.

Don holds a law degree from USC and a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado.

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Andrew Noble | Director, Dispute Management | SRS Acquiom

Andrew Noble

Director, Dispute Management

San Francisco
415.373.4022

Andrew Noble is a Director of Dispute Management. He works with selling shareholders to resolve post-closing claims for indemnification, earnout and milestone issues, third-party litigation, and other matters that arise after the acquisition has closed.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Andrew was a litigator at a San Francisco-based law firm where he tried numerous cases on behalf of financial institutions, primarily concerning commercial and consumer mortgage lending and investment partnership disputes. Andrew also negotiated, documented, and closed commercial loans, purchase and sale agreements, leases and other real property contracts, and advised financial institutions with respect to mortgage lending compliance requirements, title issues, foreclosure, and other matters.

Andrew graduated from the University of Washington School of Law and Whitman College. Andrew is admitted to practice law in California and Washington state.

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Elisheva Paton Senior Director SRS Acquiom M&A solutions

Elisheva Paton

Senior Director, Dispute Resolution

Toronto
720.613.1022

Elisheva is a senior director with SRS Acquiom. An accomplished attorney, Elisheva is a senior member of the team responsible for managing post-closing escrow claims, earnouts, working capital issues, and disputes on behalf of the company's clients.

Prior to SRS Acquiom, Elisheva served as general counsel of Benchmark Capital in Israel, and practiced commercial and corporate law at leading law firms in Israel and litigation in Toronto, Canada. Elisheva draws on her extensive experience in Israel and Canada in handling and resolving complex indemnification claims on behalf of our clients.

Elisheva has been an active volunteer at Beit Halochem Canada and Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto. She holds an LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in Toronto, a B.A. in sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association, and the Law Society of Ontario.

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Micah Sucherman Director Dispute Resolution M&A

Micah Sucherman

Senior Director, Institutional Client Relations

Denver
303.957.2856

Micah is a Senior Director at SRS Acquiom, specializing in delivering responsive, knowledgeable, and professional service to SRS Acquiom’s many institutional clients, including venture capital firms, investors, and founders. Micah has extensive experience in Dispute Management at SRS Acquiom, managing and resolving dozens of indemnity and earnout disputes.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Micah was Senior Associate in the litigation department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. At Gibson Dunn, Micah gained significant experience in complex commercial litigation and performed high-stakes internal investigations for corporate clients, including several of the world’s largest companies.

Micah is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was a Senior Editor of the California Law Review, and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Hella Zelleke, Associate Director | SRS Acquiom

Hella Zelleke

Associate Director of Contract Administration

Denver
720.613.1079

Hella Zelleke is an Associate Director of Contract Administration for SRS Acquiom. Her responsibilities include contract compliance where she reviews deal documents for early obligations, escrow releases, revenue recognition, marketing, and transfers of interest.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Hella worked as a Legal Assistant at Snell & Wilmer LLP and Peck Shaffer & Williams LLP where she supported transactional and public finance attorneys. In addition, Hella worked as a Legal Assistant at Matrix Financial Solutions, Inc. where she drafted services agreements and amendments governing transactions between Matrix and banks, trust companies, broker-dealers, and investment managers. During law school and as a clinical student for the American Indian Law Clinic, Hella worked with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples on issues related to the criminalization of Indigenous People and had the opportunity to participate in meetings at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Hella was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. She also earned her M.S. in Organizational Management and B.A. in Legal Studies from Chadron State College.

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Kimberley Angilly Director M&A Transactional Group

Kimberley Byer Angilly

Director, M&A Transactional Group

Denver
303.222.2088

Kimberley works closely with clients and counsel prior to the signing and closing of a transaction to finalize documents, including reviewing and negotiating M&A, escrow and payments agreements. Kimberley’s extensive experience in M&A allows her to provide guidance on resolving post-closing issues, such as purchase price adjustments, indemnification claims, escrow funds, holdbacks and earnout provisions.

Kimberley worked as an in-house attorney at a Boulder Colorado startup and raised venture capital funding. Kim received a JD from the University of Colorado Law School. Her BA in Philosophy and Logic, with a minor in graphic design, is from Baylor University.

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Andrea Methany | Associate Director | SRS Acquiom

Andrea Matheny

Associate Director

Denver
720.681.6642

Andrea is an Associate Director in the M&A Transactional Group with SRS Acquiom. She works with clients and outside counsel to negotiate and finalize M&A agreements and related transaction documents. Andrea has comprehensive experience advising clients on the dynamic aspects of complex transactions by providing strategic business-minded guidance.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Andrea worked as an attorney in the Business and Corporate practice group with the law firm Foster Graham Milstein and Calisher, LLP, where she worked closely with clients in various industries to draft and negotiate a wide array of contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, real estate agreements, license agreements and corporate governance documents. Before that, Andrea began her legal career in-house at national fitness and lifestyle company headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, and then transitioned into private practice as an associate attorney in the M&A group at a boutique law firm based in Denver.

Andrea is a Denver native. She earned her JD from Albany Law School in New York and her BSBA in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

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Sam Riffe Executive Director Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) SRS Acquiom

Sam Riffe

Managing Director, M&A Transactional Group

Denver
720.279.0969

Sam is Managing Director of the M&A Transactional Group for SRS Acquiom. He has specialized expertise in mergers & acquisitions and contract negotiation.

For the M&A Transactional Group, Sam manages a talented team of in-house corporate attorneys that work with our clients and their counsel to finalize transaction documents for all SRS Acquiom services. Sam ensures that each engagement is fast and efficient, while helping to find creative solutions for any unique requests or issues that our clients may have.

Prior to joining SRS Acquiom in 2011, Sam was a transactional attorney in the M&A department of New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he worked on sophisticated M&A and securities transactions. Prior to his legal career, Sam held finance and accounting positions at Credit Suisse Group, Duke Energy and Arthur Andersen.

Sam earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. in Finance (minor in Accounting) from Oklahoma State University.

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Kip Wallen | Director & Attorney | SRS Acquiuom

Kip Wallen

Director

Denver
720.452.5364

Kip Wallen is a Director with SRS Acquiom. He collaborates with clients and counsel to negotiate M&A documents including purchase, escrow, payments and other transactional agreements. Kip has broad experience in M&A and provides guidance on market standards pertaining to a wide variety of matters including earn-outs, holdbacks, escrows, expense funds, and purchase price adjustments.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Kip was an attorney with a Denver-based boutique business law firm. He assisted clients with M&A transactions totaling over $1 billion in value as well as general corporate governance, securities offerings, compliance and real estate matters.

Kip is an avid supporter of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, serving on the Associate Board, and the Colorado Rockies. In 2016, he participated in Leadership 20 with the Denver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Kip received his JD from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and an MS in Economics, BS in Economics and BA in International Relations from Lehigh University. He is a member of the Colorado bar.

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