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Pietro Strada has 25 years’ deal making experience in the technology sector having completed numerous successful deals across the globe. His dynamic approach, passion for technology, and straight-talking attitude have allowed him to develop strong relationships and deliver valuable outcomes for his clients in a range of transaction types including trade sales, growth financings, public takeovers, mergers, continuation funds and divestitures. Prior to forming Silverpeak, Pietro was Principal in Jefferies Tech team, Managing Director at Torch Partners, Corporate Development Director at LexisNexis (a division of RELX), consultant at Bain & Co, and an electronic design engineer at OHB System and Italtel, as well as founder of Centreboard Partners, a boutique advisory firm.
Rick Salmon is an entrepreneur, executive coach and public speaker. In 2009, he was recognized as one of the winners of the renowned EEVC European Venture Contest due to his significant expertise as a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded three successful technology companies over the course of his career: BlueSky Software, which was subsequently renamed eHelp and acquired by Adobe, Scala Inc., the current global leader in digital signage, and RPR Technologies. In 2016, he incorporated The Technologies of Influence AS, Oslo, a startup that utilises artificial intelligence and scientific measurement of human behaviour traits as tools for coaching entrepreneurs and executives, enabling them to have a greater impact and influence while presenting and pitching.
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