Our Firm    

Founded in 1985 by Managing Director Mark Shappee, Venture Management offers its clients the advantages of extensive industry and transaction experience. Our firm's advisors have completed over 200 engagements in more than 20 countries representing greater than one billion dollars of transaction value. Our experience allows us to work closely with owners, investors and management teams during the development of the acquisition criteria and strategic positioning phases.

Creating that intimacy early on enables us to effectively translate the goals and objectives of our client to potential business combination candidates. Venture Management takes pride in the integrity we bring to each and every engagement. This integrity has become our differentiator in an industry that sometimes focuses too narrowly on "getting the deal done".

Venture Management is uniquely able to apply a "knowledge-based" approach for achieving our clients' objectives. We have developed a proprietary database that profiles the key attributes of technology-based business services companies and federal contractors, including the acquisition criteria of the most active acquirers. The resulting insights allow us to move quickly, effectively and confidentially on behalf of our clients. This investment in database and analytical tools reduces the time between developing the acquisition initiative and the execution of that initiative, resulting in reduced transaction costs and a faster return on investment.

Venture Management's team
works closely with each client's
team: owners, board members,
management and professional
advisors, as partners.