Carter McClelland, Chairman

Carter McClelland Chairman

Carter McClelland is the Chairman of, and a Partner at, UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. McClelland most recently served as President of Bank of America New York Market and Chairman of Banc of America Securities. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Deutsche Bank North America. Mr. McClelland's Wall Street career spans more than 30 years,

including 21 years at Morgan Stanley, where he was Chief Administrative Officer and a member of the firm’s operating committee.

Mr. McClelland was formerly Chairman of the Board of the United Way of New York City and is a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Commission on Poverty. He holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University.

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Edward (Ted) R. smith, President

Edward (Ted) R. smith President

  • Software

Ted Smith is a Partner, co-founder and the President of UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Mr. Smith was previously a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he headed the global software investment banking practice in CSFB’s technology banking group. Prior to that he was Vice President and Head of Internet and Services investment banking for the Deutsche Morgan Grenfell technology group, as well as an early member of Morgan

Stanley’s technology investment banking group. Mr. Smith also served as a corporate executive at Novell, most recently as Vice President of Business Development. He began his professional career as a researcher working on distributed computing technologies under a grant from the IBM Corporation.

Mr. Smith received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu. In 2014 Mr. Smith was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush. He serves as the Chairman of the Rife Scholarship Fund, and is the past Chairman of the Performing Arts Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame.

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Dean Riskas, Partner

Dean Riskas Partner

  • Private Placement

Dean Riskas is a Partner at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Riskas was Managing Director and President, North America of TriplePoint Capital, where he leveraged long relationships with top-tier venture capitalists in Silicon Valley to originate and manage a several hundred million dollar portfolio of venture loans and leases. Prior to TriplePoint Capital, Mr. Riskas founded Atherton Vista Capital, where he

developed and marketed a tax-oriented, leveraged purchase-leaseback structure to privatize US municipal infrastructure assets. Before Atherton Vista Capital, Mr. Riskas co-founded Trinity Advisors, which provided advisory services to institutional investors in connection with highly structured, domestic and cross-border leveraged lease transactions, project financings and buyouts. Prior to Trinity Advisors, Mr. Riskas was a Partner and SVP at Comdisco Financial Services where he headed the leveraged lease equity placement group. A lifetime resident of the Bay Area, Mr. Riskas serves as the Treasurer of the COPF Foundation, and previously served on the UCLA Foundation Board of Governors, the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. He is a past President of the Menlo Circus Club, member of the Board of Trustees of Menlo School and Elder of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Riskas is a published author of articles on tax-oriented leveraged leasing. He received both his BA in Economics and his MBA in Accounting and Finance degrees from the University of California – Los Angeles.

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Wayne Kawarabayashi, Head of M&A

Wayne Kawarabayashi Head of M&A

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Wayne Kawarabayashi is a Partner and Head of M&A at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Kawarabayashi was a Managing Director in both the Global Mergers and Acquisitions and Global Technology groups at Barclays and Lehman Brothers (which was acquired by Barclays in

in 2008) working in both New York and London since 1993. Mr. Kawarabayashi has 19 years of experience executing over $100 billion in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising with an emphasis in software, enterprise IT, financial technology and IT services. Throughout his career, Wayne has worked on a number of significant transactions inside and outside of the technology sector on behalf of both corporate clients and private equity. He has advised on transactions for clients including Automatic Data Processing, Alliance Data Systems, AT&T, Blackstone, Carlyle, Cognos, EMC, General Atlantic, Hellman & Friedman, HP, IBM, KKR, Permira, Siris, SunGard and Vista.

Mr. Kawarabayashi received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.

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Jace Kowalzyk, Partner

Jace Kowalzyk Partner

  • Communications Storage & Semiconductors

Jace Kowalzyk is a Managing Director at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Mr. Kowalzyk has over eleven years of Technology Mergers and Acquisitions advisory experience and has focused much of his career on covering the communication equipment and software industries. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Kowalzyk was a Director in the Technology M&A group at ThinkEquity Partners. Prior to ThinkEquity, Mr. Kowalzyk was Vice President

in the Technology Investment Banking group at Piper Jaffray & Co., a firm he joined in 2000. Mr. Kowalzyk has extensive transaction experience including buy-side, sell-side, fairness opinions, cross-border, hostile and defense advisory assignments. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kowalzyk worked in the ventures group at Koch Industries and in the corporate finance group at Sprint. Over the course of his investment banking career Mr. Kowalzyk has worked with several leading technology companies, including ADC Telecom, Sun Microsystems, WPP Group, Interwoven, WebEx, Polycom, US Robotics, Andrew Wireless, Inter-Tel and National Semiconductor among others. Mr. Kowalzyk received a B.S. in Finance from Kansas State University.

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Yogesh Amle, CFA®, Managing Director

Yogesh Amle, CFA® Managing Director

  • Software

Yogesh Amle is a Managing Director at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Yogesh was a Director in Technology Investment Banking at Citi & Barclays from 2010 to 2013 and a Vice President with JPMorgan in TMT Investment Banking and Office of the CIO, having joined JPMorgan as a Summer Associate in 2005.

Prior to JPMorgan, Yogesh spent several years as a technology entrepreneur during the .com era at a successful venture capital backed start-up and was responsible for new ventures, corporate development and product management. He started his career as a strategy consultant working for the largest conglomerate in India.

Yogesh received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Masters of Engineering by Research from The National University of Singapore (NUS) and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also a CFA Charterholder. He has lived (and worked) in over 25 countries across 3 continents which gives him a unique perspectives into people, culture, values, and how technology affects us all.

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Phillip Kim, Director

Phillip Kim Director

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Phillip Kim is a Director at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Kim worked as an Associate in the M&A Group at Greenhill & Co., as an Analyst and then an Associate in the Asia Technology and Korea Coverage Groups at Lehman Brothers, and as an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. Mr. Kim has six years of investment banking experience and has advised clients

such as ASML Holding N.V., Ceridian, SLM Corp., Paladin, and the Korea Asset Management Corporation. Mr. Kim received his B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Dennis Arcilla, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Dennis Arcilla Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Dennis Arcilla is the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Mr. Arcilla brings more than 14 years of experience in compliance operations, and finance experience to Union Square

Advisors. He oversees and runs the day to day strategic operational functions of the firm: finance and accounting, operations, human resources, and facilities. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Arcilla was Founder and Managing Partner with Saddlebrook Partners LLC, a boutique securities compliance consulting firm. Prior to Saddlebrook Partners, Mr. Arcilla was Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of Merriman Curhan Ford & Co., an investment banking boutique with oversight of the firm's compliance related activities. Formerly, Mr. Arcilla was Director of Compliance with Hoefer & Arnett, Inc., an institutional sales firm where he oversaw the firm's compliance programs. Earlier Mr. Arcilla began his career as a Senior Compliance Examiner with FINRA in Philadelphia and San Francisco, where he lead, reviewed, and reported member compliance through onsite examinations of member firms. Mr. Arcilla graduated from Rutgers University, earning a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Dennis enjoys golf and is an avid traveler. He is a native of Washington Township, New Jersey.

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Nate Hennings, Vice President

Nate Hennings Vice President

  • Communications Storage & Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Internet/Digital Media

Nate Hennings is a Vice President at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Mr. Hennings has ten years of investment banking, private equity, and startup experience in the Software and Internet sectors. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Nate worked in the Investment Banking Division at ThinkEquity LLC, where he executed a range of M&A and equity transactions for clients in the Internet, software, mobile, and gaming sectors. Previously, Nate was the

Co-Founder of NationalBLS, the first national online listing service for home buyers. Prior to NationalBLS, Nate was an Associate at Lehman Brothers Venture Partners and Gabriel Venture Partners, where he invested in Internet, mobile, and communications startups. Nate began his career at Seven Hills Partners, an investment banking advisory boutique in San Francisco, CA.

Nate received a B.S. in Symbolic Systems and a Minor in Economics from Stanford University.

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William Andereck, Associate

William Andereck Associate

William Andereck is an Associate at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Andereck interned at Franklin Templeton Investments, Morgan Stanley and Union Square Advisors. Mr. Andereck graduated with a B.A. in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the University club soccer team. He is a native of San Francisco, California, and has a working knowledge of Spanish. Mr. Andereck serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Zoological Society.

Joe Chung, Associate

Joe Chung Associate

Joe Chung is an Associate at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Chung worked in the Investment Banking Division at Macquarie Group, where he executed principal investments and a range of debt and equity capital raises for clients in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously, Joe was a Senior Audit Manager at KPMG - Silicon Valley, where he managed multiple audit

engagements of publicly traded and venture backed clients in the technology industry. Joe holds an MBA with distinction from New York University's Stern School of Business and received a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley. He is also a CPA license holder in the state of California.

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Flora Hsu, Analyst

Flora Hsu Analyst

Flora Hsu is an Analyst at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Ms. Hsu worked as an Associate in the Emerging Markets research group at Nomura Securities International in New York, where she covered Latin American sovereign credit. Ms. Hsu previously covered industrials credit research at Nomura and also interned at Tudor Investment Corporation and UTC-Hamilton Sundstrand. Ms. Hsu graduated with a B.S.

in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a minor in Classical Studies. She is proficient in Mandarin and Spanish, and is from Connecticut.

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Jeff Truong, Analyst

Jeff Truong Analyst

Jeff Truong is an Analyst at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Truong was a summer analyst in the Corporate Finance group at PwC. Mr. Truong graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business with Distinction. He is a native of Toronto, Canada.

Matt Peterson, Analyst

Matt Peterson Analyst

Matthew Peterson is an Analyst at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Peterson was an associate at Ernst & Young in the Diversified Staff Group where he worked with large partnership and fund transactions from a tax planning and compliance standpoint. Previously, he was a member of the accounting and finance team at Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) when it was in its start-up phase.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a MAcc -Tax and a B.S. in Accounting. He is also a CPA license holder in the state of Utah.

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Riley Kinser, Analyst

Riley Kinser Analyst

Riley Kinser is an Analyst at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Kinser interned at the Oregon State Treasury, PIMCO and Union Square Advisors. Mr. Kinser graduated from Oregon State University with both an H.B.S. in Finance with Actuarial Science minor and an H.B.S. in Accountancy with summa cum laude distinction. Mr. Kinser passed Level I of the CFA examination in 2014. He is a native of Albany, Oregon.

Christopher Morehouse, Analyst

Christopher Morehouse Analyst

Chris Morehouse is an Analyst at UNION SQUARE ADVISORS. Prior to joining Union Square Advisors, Mr. Morehouse was an Analyst at Financial Technology Partners in San Francisco, where he advised clients on mergers and acquisitions and private capital raises. Previously, Mr. Morehouse was an intern at Citigroup in their New York and London offices. Mr. Morehouse graduated with a BSBA in Finance and Accounting from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a native of Windsor, California.