GREAT PEOPLE BUILD GREAT COMPANIES
Our goal is to become a partner over the long haul in the ongoing growth and success of our clients.
With general management experience, diverse backgrounds, huge networks, and domain expertise, our Operating Partners & Advisor can manage the complexity inherent in the most challenging engagements.
BVA is a team of fundable, highly-networked operating partners focused on achieving key objectives across a range of engagements - strategy assessment & development, business & corporate development, interim C-level management & team building, to fundraising and guiding a company to an optimized liquidity event.
Operating Partner focusing on assisting BVA clients with their DevOps and IT Security and Compliance requirements. His primary areas of expertise are in architecting systems and leading teams to support hyper-growth periods, navigate complex regulatory environments, and get early products to market.
Dan Lankford is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur, and investor. He has been CEO of 4 companies and chairman of 3 others. His experience as a CEO includes an IPO and a couple of successful sales in companies ranging from start-ups to $250M in revenue.
Special Advisor Chris
Chris is a serial Executive operator and corporate development consultant having most recently sold ZIVELO to Verifone, having joined ZIVELO's team to enhance the management & leadership in support of the company's rapid growth as well as drive the process to develop a strategic acquirer.
Advisor Private Equity
Jon is an Operating Partner at BVA. His focus is capital structure advisory, debt and equity capital raise, M&A, and restructuring. Jon’s background includes over 20 years of investment banking, restructuring, and portfolio management. Jon holds his Series 7, 79, and 63 FINRA broker licenses at FINRA member firms.
Advisor Venture Capital
Steve focuses on investments in the enterprise software and electronic commerce areas. He has led successful investments in Broadbase (acquired by Kana), FrontBridge (acquired by Microsoft), Mimosa (acquired by Iron Mountain), and Entropic, Interwoven and ShoreTel, all of which became public companies.
Gary is an Operating Partner specializing in corporate & business development, go-to-market, technology partnership, cross border, helping companies build and grow businesses. Gary had a successful 20+ years engineering, business development, sales and general management career .
Advisor Venture & Sciences
Albert Comparini is a Consultant to early stage, technology based companies. He has served on Boards of Director and in senior interim management positions for Bay Area companies, including the Board of InMage Systems, Inc. sold to Microsoft 2014.
Advisor Semi & Process
Ken is an Special Advisor at BVA following a successful and extensive Technology and management career including CEO, GM, Board of Directors, VP of Technology and other senior executive roles for leading companies such as Novellus (now Lam Research), BOC Edwards, The Aerospace Corporation, Genus, and others.