The Arbor team is comprised of professionals with both investment banking and start-up experience. Because we understand technology and have been entrepreneurs ourselves, we give advice that helps an entrepreneur achieve the best possible outcome.
THE ARBOR TEAM
Stan is a Managing Director at Arbor Advisors. He started his career working in corporate finance on Wall Street, then worked as a negotiation advisor with the consulting arm of The Harvard Negotiation Project. In this capacity he traveled to over 75 countries and worked with corporations and governments, negotiating transactions and mediating conflicts. Before co-founding Arbor, Stan was the General Manager of a Linux-based software company. He graduated from Brigham Young University and has an MBA from The Harvard Business School. He is a former Kellogg Fellow and a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently on the faculty of The Stanford School of Engineering where he teaches Negotiation and Sustainable Development.
Chris is a Senior Advisor at Arbor Advisors where he focuses on healthcare IT and medical device transactions. He began his career in engineering with AneuRx (acquired by Medtronic) and Bacchus Vascular (acquired by Covidien). Chris founded and managed Acumen Medical (acquired by Medtronic) and AUST Development, an independent design firm specializing in medical products. Chris completed medical school and post-graduate training at the Stanford School of Medicine where he has also served on the faculty. He is a former Stanford Biodesign Fellow and a clinician with board certification in Internal Medicine. Chris has authored over 30 US patents, and has both a BS and an MA from Stanford University.
Scott is a Senior Advisor at Arbor Advisors, where he focuses on software and Cleantech-related transactions. He has worked as both an advisor of, and investor in, technology companies for over 20 years. Scott founded New Energy Capital, one of the leading early investors in cleantech infrastructure, and has an extensive track record of investment in clean energy and renewable materials infrastructure projects. From 1999-2005, Mr. Brown was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Mr. Brown has served on the Boards of Directors of Ze-Gen, Next Step Living, and STR, Inc., as well as numerous energy related project company boards. Scott is also the past President of Conflict Management Group, and the past Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project. In this capacity, Scott advised governments, corporations, and political groups throughout the world on complex negotiations and transactions. Scott graduated from Dartmouth College and has a JD from Harvard Law School.
Shane is a Vice President at Arbor Advisors and has more than 10 years of experience as an investment banker, business operations manager, and entrepreneur. In his role at Arbor, Shane is responsible for driving the firm’s business development efforts to source new clients as well as helping clients execute successful transactions. Shane has executed over $600 million of M&A and capital raising transactions over his career. Prior to joining Arbor, he helped drive the strategic development of Goldman Sachs’ derivative trading systems. Previous to this, he was co-founder and CFO of a biotechnology company that developed a safer device for a cricothyrotomy. Shane holds dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and economics from Union College.
Ben is a Senior Associate at Arbor Advisors where he is responsible for executing and sourcing M&A and Private Equity transactions. Prior to joining Arbor, Ben worked in the New York office of Proskauer Rose where he helped execute over $30 billion in aggregate transaction value across several industries, including multiple engagements with clients in the technology, media & telecommunications verticals. Prior to working at Proskauer, Ben worked at IMG, a global sports and entertainment agency, now owned by William Morris Endeavor and Silver Lake Partners. Ben joined IMG after exiting Talemon Advisors, a talent management company devoted to helping athletes, artists and entertainers monetize their brands; he was CEO and a co-founder. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University.
Ryan is a Senior Associate at Arbor Advisors, responsible for business development and execution of the firm’s M&A and capital raising transactions. Prior to joining Arbor, Ryan worked as a Business Development Consultant for the financial technology startup, Axial, where he helped financial and strategic buyers source Private Equity investment opportunities. Before Axial, he worked in the Asset Management Group at PNC Bank. Ryan graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a major in Economics and a minor in History.
Shane is an Associate at Arbor Advisors. In his role at Arbor, Shane is responsible for business development and executing successful M&A and capital raising transactions across technology verticals. Prior to joining Arbor, Shane was an investment professional sourcing and analyzing potential investment opportunities at North Bridge, a growth equity firm focused on the technology middle market. Before North Bridge, Shane was an early employee at BigPanda, an IT Data Science Platform. Shane graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing.
Zach is an Associate at Arbor Advisors. In his role at Arbor, Zach is responsible for business development as well as executing successful M&A and capital raising transactions. Prior to joining Arbor, he worked at StepStone Group, a global private equity firm, where he analyzed private markets and investments. Before StepStone, Zach was an early employee at TradeXchange, a financial technology startup. Zach graduated with honors from the University of San Diego with a major in Finance.
Tachir is the Operations Manager at Arbor Advisors, where he manages the operations of the company. Prior to joining the Arbor team, Tachir’s experience included working in Legal, Marketing, Finance for YBR Advisors, an affiliate of LPL Financial Services. He has also worked in mobile advertising and gaming at start-ups, Mobileplay & Greystripe. He holds a B.A. in International Management from the IMI University in Lucerne, Switzerland. He is a native of Switzerland.