Brendan Kennedy Brendan brings a strong background in entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on technology companies, to his role at Privateer Holdings.
Chief Operations Officer of SVB Analytics, a non-bank affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ: SIVB). SVB Analytics offers powerful solutions tailored to the needs of private, venture-backed companies. In 2006, Brendan joined SVB Analytics’ founding team. He was responsible for executing over 350 client valuation assignments and issuing valuation opinions for private companies. Brendan managed a group of 45 people in the US and 75 in India that rendered valuation opinions for emerging growth technology, life science, and venture capital companies. Brendan also managed the delivery of capitalization and options management solutions via the CapMx software platform. Brendan helped grow revenues from $0 to over $8 million a year and grew client count from 0 to 3000. Brendan closed four M&A transactions and managed the integration of the acquired companies.
President and CEO of Mindability, Inc. Brendan founded and managed the growth of a 30 employee software company focused on customer experience measurement. Brendan built successful client relationships focused on satisfied clients such as: Amazon; Microsoft; Expedia; Korn/Ferry International; Home Depot; Macromedia; Deloitte; and Walt Disney. Founder of Torsionsoft, Inc. Founded a 12 person custom software development and consulting firm focused on the aerospace and telephony industries. Torsionsoft’s primary intellectual property was acquired by The Boeing Company.
- University of California, Berkeley:
- University of Washington:
- MS in Engineering
- Yale School of Management:
Brendan lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, Maria. He has finished six Ironman triathlons.
Michael Blue Michael brings over a decade of experience in investment banking, private equity, consulting and successful public as well as private ventures.
Principal at Herrington, Inc., a private equity and development firm based in Little Rock, AR. Michael joined Herrington, Inc. in 2006 and led a range of development and business ventures for the firm and was responsible for planning, marketing and operating both development projects and operating companies across the country.
COO of Ridge Capital Partners and COO of Gaillardia Development Company.
Vice President at de Visscher & Company, a private equity, investment banking and consulting firm based in Greenwich, CT. Michael led major assignments in the valuation, refinance, acquisition and sale of publicly- traded as well as privately-held companies. Michael’s experience in a variety of industries includes software development, healthcare, energy, real estate, textiles, retail and hospitality.
- Harding University:
- Yale School of Management:
Michael is married with two children.
Christian Groh Christian has over 10 years of strategic sales, operations and management experience within the technology sector.
Advisor for AB 223 Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (Hon. Tom Ammiano). This bill would make findings and declarations regarding medical marijuana, and provide that it is the intent of the Legislature to improve the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and the states medical marijuana program by establishing a comprehensive and multidisciplinary commission that is empowered to address issues regarding the legality and implementation of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and the states medical marijuana law.
COO of WM Media, one of the only traded companies in the medical cannabis industry and has been advisor to several burgeoning companies in this space.
Director of Sales SVB Analytics. Christian was pivotal in growing its client base from 200 to 2500. He specialized in early stage, venture backed companies focused on hardware, software, life science and clean tech.
Principal at Walsh Carter and Associates, a boutique insurance firm based in San Francisco primarily focused on risk management techniques for businesses to form their own insurance companies to finance their retained losses.
- California Maritime Academy:
- San Francisco State University:
Christian is married with two children.