It is widely known that the lion's share of private software company exits will happen through M&A (not an IPO). If that is the case, how do you maximize the likelihood of success? This is the million- (or hundreds of million) dollar question that Jeff answers in this session. Jeff is a proven financial executive and leader who brings 20+ years of transaction experience through both his time as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Software M&A at Goldman Sachs and the last decade where he has worn the CFO hat for 6 large, PE-backed businesses that pursued an active M&A strategy to drive growth including SumTotal (acq. by Skillsoft), Infor, Benefitfocus, Accrent (acq. by Fortive), Aptos (acq. by Goldman Sachs MBD), and JAGGAER. PeakSpan believes deeply in the importance of early and frequent investments in strategic development and in session provides the blueprint to driving the greatest probability of a value maximizing outcome when it’s time to sell a business.