Our Team

Our team is the most important aspect of our business.

Our professionals combined experience serving roles within investment banking, technology, and digital media companies has provided us with a deep network of relationships, as well as the financial and technical expertise that is required for the high level of service we provide our clients.

 

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Aaron Solganick

Aaron Solganick

CEO

After a successful 20+ year technology-focused investment banking career, Aaron Solganick founded Solganick & Co. in 2009. Aaron Solganick launched the firm because of a large number of conflicts of interest within the investment banking industry as well as a general lack of industry specialization among investment bankers. He wanted to make sure his team was focused and had deep industry expertise and experience in order to complete M&A transactions for his clients.

Aaron has held leading investment banking and corporate development positions at many prominent firms including KPMG Corporate Finance, Bear Stearns, B. Riley & Co., Southwest Securities, and Perot Systems Corporation. He has advised on over 200+ transactions totaling approximately $8.6 billion of value including M&A, private equity, IPO’s, and secondary offerings of several top global technology and digital media firms. “There are many generalist M&A shops around, but not many are focused on the technology and digital media sectors we cover,” he noted. He then set out to recruit the smartest people he could find that were experienced investment bankers and M&A professionals within the software, IT services, and digital media industry sectors.

Today, Solganick & Co. is a top boutique investment banking and M&A advisory firm serving the technology and digital media sectors globally.

 

Previous Experience:

  • B. Riley & Co. – Senior Vice President, Investment Banking (Software, IT Services, and Digital Media)
  • KPMG Corporate Finance – Vice President, Investment Banking (Software, IT Services, and Digital Media)
  • Southwest Securities – Senior Associate, Investment Banking (Software, IT Services, and Interactive Entertainment)
  • Perot Systems Corporation – Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Development and Treasury
  • Bear Stearns & Co. – Analyst, Investment Banking (Technology, Media, and Telecommunications)

 

Education:

MBA, Southern Methodist University (SMU, Edwin L. Cox School of Business)
BBA in Finance, University of North Texas

 

Contact Info:

aaron@solganick.com

 

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Frank Grant

Frank Grant

Managing Director

Frank Grant joined Solganick & Co. in 2017 as a Managing Director and focuses on fast growth technology and digital media companies. Frank was recently a senior attorney and Partner with Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth in Los Angeles, a leading business law firm, representing entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, venture capital firms, and investors. He focused his practice on assisting clients in completing M&A and capital raising transactions. He was previously Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie in Los Angeles where he worked on several venture-backed financings and M&A transactions. Prior, he was an Associate Counsel at Gunderson Dettmer in Palo Alto, CA and worked in corporate development for Nortel Networks in Dallas, TX. Frank is also currently an investment partner at Interstate Venture Capital, investing in early-stage technology companies.

His clients have included Zillow, StubHub, eBay, Andreesen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital and Accel Partners.

 

MBA, Stanford University School of Business
JD, Stanford University Law School
BA, UC Berkeley

 

Contact Info:

fgrant@solganick.com

Ph: (702) 612-7063

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Sam Sheedban

Sam Sheedban

Vice President

Sam Sheedban joined Solganick & Co in 2017 and focuses on fast-growing and established technology and healthcare IT companies.

Having worked as a patent attorney in private practice, Sam advises entrepreneurs, emerging growth and established companies, venture capital firms, and institutional investors on strategic transactions including corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Past clients include J2 Global, Chip’N, Westside Analytics, CoolInn Co., and Porsche.

 

M.S. from the Keck School of Medicine, USC

J.D. from the George Washington University Law School

B.S. with Distinction from Loyola Marymount University

 

Contact Info:

sam@solganick.com

Phone: (310) 903-0824

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Alexander Khoras

Alexander Khoras

Vice President of Business Development

Alexander Khoras joined Solganick & Co. in 2016 and is responsible for deal origination, partnerships, and marketing with technology and digital media focused corporate sellers, buyers, and private equity firms. Alex has several years of previous experience in business development for several software and tech-enabled services companies. He is fluent in Russian and English languages.

B.S. in International Business and Management, Moscow Academy for Humanities and Social Studies (formally Moscow Humanitarian University)

 

Contact Info: 

akhoras@solganick.com

Phone: (310) 684-3130 x106

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Debjeet Gupta

Debjeet Gupta

Vice President

Debjeet Gupta joined Solganick & Co in 2018 and focuses on sell-side M&A in software, fintech, edtech, and other tech-enabled services companies.

He is responsible for deal origination, management, sourcing buyers, valuations, and leading the entire M&A process from start to finish. Prior to Solganick & Co., he worked with Lehman Brothers and Nomura for 8 years. He has extensive experience leading technology projects and also has advised early-stage startups with crafting business models, go-to-market strategy, and price optimization.

MBA, USC Marshall School of Business
B.Eng. (Information Technology), University of Mumbai

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Gaylen Tasker

Gaylen Tasker

Associate Director of Business Development

Gaylen joined Solganick & Co. in 2018 and is responsible for deal and client origination and marketing.  She works directly with the senior investment bankers on technology and digital media companies and has established many relationships with entrepreneurs.  Prior to joining Solganick & Co., Gaylen worked as a Business Development Manager with Educations Media Group in Stockholm, Sweden.  Gaylen has experience with international business development deal opportunities within the sectors we cover.

 

Education:

  • B.A. in  Marketing, University of North Texas
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Al Jairazbhoy

Al Jairazbhoy

Analyst

Al joined Solganick & Co. in 2018 as an investment banking analyst and is responsible for research, financial analysis, valuations, and deal management to support our senior investment bankers.  Previously, he was an investment banking analyst at DelMorgan & Co. and SMBC Nikko Securities America in New York.

 

Education:

B.S. Political Science and Government, University of San Diego