Great People Build Great Companies


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.

The combined experience of our operating partners draws from years working at/with companies such as Arm, IBM, Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, Silicon Graphics, Qualcomm, Intel, Trimble, Sony, AWS, Nuance.

Our goal is to become a partner over the long haul in the ongoing growth and success of our clients.


Proven Model

Through 2021 has BVA successfully:

  • Completed more than 200 engagements

  • Invested in over 60 companies

  • Participated in more than 25 liquidity events

  • Managed a successful incubator​

BVA manages the complexity inherent in difficult engagements by tapping into our teams' corporate general management experience, diverse background, vast networks of contacts, and advisers’ expertise.


To some, these engagements are too complex. Not to us. This is our wheelhouse.

The Team
Jerry Brown
Founding Partner
Gary Wang

Operating Partner

Dan Lankford
Jeff Brown

Managing Partner

Chris Augur

Special Advisor 


Tim Lauer

Special Advisor 
Enterprise / GTM

Anita Biddappa

Special Advisor 

Semi & Cognitive Systems

Jon Thomas

Private Equity

Albert Comparini

Venture & Sciences

Chris Robertson



Steve Bird


Venture Capital

Ken Aitchison

Semi & Process