David has been working in the technology space for more than thirty years in a variety of roles including scientist, corporate finance lawyer and venture capitalist. He currently is President of Valeo Corporate Finance Ltd. where he provides M&A services to small to mid-cap technology and industrial companies looking to exit, as well as longer term advisory services for companies looking to accelerate growth.
David has led or been involved with numerous successful exits including Parasun Technologies (acquired by Uniserve), ActiveState (acquired by Sophos PLC), Wolf Medical (acquired by Telus), RFind (acquired by Constellation Software), TSC Software (acquired by Stardyne), In Motion Technologies (acquired by Sierra Systems), Liquivision (acquired by Huish Outdoors) and Scorpion Software (acquired by Kaseya), to name just a few. David previously served as legal counsel to Flickr (acquired by Yahoo), Layer 7 Technologies (acquired by CA) and Avigilon (TSX: AVO) who have achieved successful exits or gone public. David retired from the practice of law in 2002 when he moved into venture fund management and investment banking.
David has a BSc (Biology) from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC, Canada) and LLB (Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), and was named by BC Business Magazine as one of B.C.’s “Top 25 New Elite” in the technology sector in 2004.