Monday, April 29, 2013

Seeking Board Seat with a $10-$50 million in Revenue Software or IT Services Company

 David M. Kauppi, Managing Director Transactions The Transition Companies

I am seeking a board of directors position with a growing software or IT services firm.  I am still actively involved in technology company M&A and would like to share my perspectives on driving enterprise value and maximizing business development effectiveness. Please review my qualifications below. I welcome contact from any CEOs who would like to discuss this.


Based on my broad and varied background in sales, business development and executive management in the technology industry and my last 13 years representing technology companies in the Merger & Acquisition process, I bring valuable insights to company leadership teams.

Current Position Managing Director Transactions for M&A Firm The Transition Companies (recent merger)

2002- 2/28/2013 President and Managing Director MidMarket Capital Advisors - a technology focused M&A Firm

Prior Professional Experience - Dave began his high tech Merger and Acquisition practice after a twenty-year career within the information technology industry.  His varied background includes positions in hardware (Storage Technology Corporation), IT Services (IBM's Service Bureau Corp. and Comdisco Disaster Recovery), Software (Metaphor Computer Systems), computer leasing (Bell Atlantic Systems Leasing), datacom (Paradyne Corp.), and Internet (

Representative Transactions 

M&A Advisor for The Systems House (ERP Software Company) in their sale to Hicks Muse Tate and Furst
M&A Advisor for Van Slyck & Assc. (Healthcare IT Company) in their sale to Eclipsys
M&A Advisor for Brightstar Partners (IBM Business Partner, Software and IT Services Company) in their sale to Avnet
M&A Advisor for Profund Systems (a pension administration software company) in their company sale
M&A Advisor for MedLink (a cost accounting software company) in their company sale
M&A Advisor for Flexistaff (a SaaS staffing and shift bidding system for nurses) in their sale to Per-Se Technologies

Education -  Dave graduated from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance. He received an MBA with a concentration in marketing from DePaul University.

Other Dave Kauppi is the editor of The Exit Strategist Newsletter rated by New York Times Small Business as "Best newsletter for deal terms and strategy.

Dave Kauppi is a Merger and Acquisition Advisor and Managing Director of MidMarket Capital, providing business broker and investment banking services to owners in the sale of information technology companies. To view our lists of buyers and sellers click to visit our Web Site MidMarket Capital