Partner - Silicon Valley
Rob is a Partner in AGC Partners’ Silicon Valley office, where he focuses on communications and software. He has over 25 years of experience working with technology companies as an investment banker and as a principal investor. Before joining AGC, he was Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking for CIBC World Markets from 1999-2008 and was most recently Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media and Telecom at Yorkville Advisors, a $1 billion fund focused on structured finance investments. Rob started out on Wall Street with Dean Witter Reynolds and later moved on to Oppenheimer/CIBC. Rob has more than 25 years of experience, having completed over 250 financing and M&A transactions. Rob has his B.S. in Economics from Millsaps College where he was Valedictorian, and his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“AGC proved to be a flexible partner in finding the best fit for MYCOM in a process where there were changes along the way and complexities had to be negotiated. AGC's experience in guiding us through the maze of possibilities brought us to a final decision point that allowed MYCOM to go along with the best solution for our current stage of expansion strategy. Behdad Eghbali, a Founding Partner at Clearlake Capital, also gave praise to Rob and AGC, 'AGC worked effectively to represent MYCOM’s value and help drive a complex transaction to close.'"
— Siamak Sarbaz, CEO of MYCOM & Behdad Eghbali, Founding Partner of Clearlake Capital
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to MYCOM in May, 2011)
— Mike Madrazo, Founder & CEO of Detectent
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Detectent in January, 2015) "AGC began working with EpiWorks several years ago, becoming familiar with our business and Company as we serve a highly specialized market. Together, we built a process to rapidly evaluate opportunities and recognize potential strategic partnerships. As the opportunity to partner with II-VI grew, Rob was able to rapidly drive a successful transaction through an intense process and achieve an outcome that the founders and management are very proud of. I would recommend AGC as a financial advisor."
— Quesnell Hartmann, Chief Executive Officer of EpiWorks
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to EpiWorks in February, 2016)