Nat has played a key role in Corum's global expansion and the evolution of our M&A process
Bellevue, WA (Vocus) March 8, 2010
Corum Group Ltd., the global leader in Internet and software M&A, announced that Nat Burgess, Corum's executive vice president, has been promoted to president of the firm. Ward Carter, who served as president for the past three years, has been promoted to chairman and given additional responsibilities for Corum's international expansion.
Burgess, 43, has been a rising star in Corum's executive ranks. He joined the company in 1996 as an associate, and quickly closed [M&A transactions with Intel, 3Com and Symantec, positioning Corum at the top of the league tables for middle market tech M&A. He has been promoted to roles of increasing responsibility since then.
In 2005 Burgess was promoted to EVP and given a broader role both domestically and internationally. He helped grow Corum's European operations, assisting in cross-border transactions with BMC, Carlyle Group and Price Waterhouse Coopers, and became a sought-after speaker at industry events such as the annual RSA conference, Progress Software's Exchange conferences, and Intel's CEO Summit. He is also a frequent author for industry publications such as Network World.
Burgess started his career as an analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York and Tokyo, where he worked in corporate finance and M&A. He co-founded an early Internet startup with operations in Los Angeles and Hawaii. He went on to work for Activision in on-line business development, where he helped put the first generation of multi-player games on the Internet.
In addition to his responsibilities at Corum, Burgess is Chairman of the World Financial Symposiums, an advocate for the startup community, and an advisory board member of several emerging technology companies including Picnik, Cequint, and C-Mail. He has an undergraduate degree from Yale, a law degree from UCLA, is member of the Washington State Bar.
In his new role, Burgess will oversee all of Corum's deal flow, while continuing to maintain direct responsibility for his own book of business. Burgess will continue to report to Bruce Milne, Corum's founder and CEO.
"Nat has played a key role in Corum's global expansion and the evolution of our M&A process," Milne said in a news release. "He has provided great leadership to our team, while continuing to support the needs of our key clients. His appointment to president acknowledges these contributions, and puts him in an ideal position to help our clients achieve their goals."
About Corum Group:
Corum Group Ltd. is the global leader in merger and acquisition services for software, IT, internet and related technology companies. With offices around the world and with the industry's largest database, the firm has executed over 220 transactions in its 25 year history. Moreover, Corum's M&A research and educational programs, the most extensive in the world with nearly 100 events a year, have hosted participants who have collectively executed over one trillion dollars in transaction value. Corum's principals are highly experienced former tech CEOs, supported by the industry's leading researchers, analysts and valuation experts. For more information, please visit http://www.corumgroup.com.
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