Business Transaction Advisor
David is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for B2B businesses. He is also Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) with Exit planing Institute.
Prior to joining LINK, David held numerous sales and business development positions within the high technology industry. He has worked with startups, defining and launching their first product, and has also successfully negotiated multi-million dollar global deals with large companies such as Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. He enjoys working closely with customers and partners and likes the innovation and creativity that successful technology companies can bring to the market.
He also ran his own commercial print brokerage operation focused on business to business catalogs. David and his team grew the business to become the third largest brokerage in the country. His customers from the print brokerage crossed many industries but many were involved in either the manufacturing or distribution of physical products. In 2013, David sold his brokerage operation so that he could return to the software business. David has an MBA from New York University in finance and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in economics.
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Eric Johnson is a successful Thought Leader, Mentor, Business Coach, Speaker, Sales and Marketing Expert with over 30 years experience identifying and monetizing great ideas. As a sales executive and entrepreneur, Eric led teams that created new markets for dozens of products and have generated over $3 billion in revenues. As an investor, Eric has lead teams that secured financing in excess of $365 million for companies in fields like real estate, biofuels, construction materials manufacturing and electric vehicles. He has also lead multiple corporate restructuring projects that achieved year over year revenue increases exceeding 1200%. Eric has extensive experience with lean and virtual organizations that focus on a triple bottom line. (People, Planet, Profit) By focusing on the good of the first two, and executing as a steward, the third grows exponentially. Eric also believes in Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), and endeavors to bring that philosophy to all of his investments, whether or not they start that way.
In addition to his business pursuits, Eric has been a professional recording and live performance musician, professional television and film actor, professional multi-track audio engineer (live and recorded sound), professional on-air radio personality, and professional voice-over talent. Eric has deep and wide contacts in the TV and film industry, from actors, directors, producers to talent agents and production companies. In the music production and performance industry, Eric’s contacts run from tier one performers (recognizable names in Rock, Country, and Alternative genres) to recording engineers and promoters.
Eric enjoys playing golf, driving high-performance vehicles (on land and sea), woodworking, metalworking, robotics, and traveling.
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Murali is the Director, Exit Planning Practice at LINK Silicon Valley. He has extensive experience in strategizing and leading organizations for change and growth. He revels in helping start-ups and mid-market companies uncover opportunities, de-risk the business, identify the right buyers, structure the deal and maximize the sale proceeds.Along this journey he also helps the business owners prepare and transition seamlessly to the next act in their life.
Murali founded a VR gaming company and expanded the franchise network to 18 locations. He has also led many cycles of business transformation initiatives for Silicon Valley companies.
He is an astute observer of wide range of industry trends, economic opportunities and global affairs. He has an Engineering Degree and a Masters in International Relations from Tufts University.He is a CEPA certified Exit Planning advisor.
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Raj is a Principal at LINK Silicon Valley and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor(CEPA). His passion for business strategy, finance and capital markets inspired him to join Link USA and start a new office in the San Francisco Bay Area. He loves to work with entrepreneurs and enjoys business valuation, marketing and negotiation. His goal is to identify and create win-win opportunities for his clients using his expertise both as an entrepreneur and an experienced leader in corporate world. His intellectual curiosity has helped Raj develop a comprehensive understanding of the business market landscape and trends in wide range of industries – technology, healthcare, finance and retail.
In 2019, Raj was awarded Chairman’s Club, a highest honor at LINK for top deal closings. Raj achieved this milestone by negotiating complex deals that required business, financial, personal and expertise.
Prior to LINK, Raj held leadership positions in Fortune-500 companies such as Xerox and McKesson. Raj has also founded a technology startup of his own in the Bay area. Currently Raj also runs a successful basketball league in Tri-Valley. He has an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business with a focus on entrepreneurship and marketing.
Interested in finding out how Raj Sathyaseelan can help you develop an exit strategy for your business? Or are you looking to buy a new business? Call him today at (415) 900-8803 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
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