Managing Director at Siemer & Associates Investment Banking
With over 26 years of industry experience in various senior capacities nationally and internationally, Mr. Nikkhoo is a Managing Director at Siemer & Associates. Prior to Siemer, Ivan was the Head of the Technology Practice at Barrington Associates, a division of Well Fargo Securities, focusing on advising emerging technology companies. Prior to WFS/Barrington, he served as the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for N3 Technology Fund, a long/short hedge fund co-managed with Dalton Investments. Prior to N3, he was the General Manager & Executive VP at SOA Software, responsible for mergers, acquisitions, investments, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. Prior to SOA Software, Ivan was the President of Vertex Systems focused on technology strategy, implementation, and IP monetization. Prior to Vertex, he was the Director of European Operations for TLD Systems in Paris, France, providing software for European space and military projects.
Ivan is a member of Young Presidents' Organization and is very active in the tech community. He was a finalist at the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award and serves on the boards of a number of charity and business organizations including the LA Chamber of Commerce, USC Marshall Partners, Junior Achievement of Southern California, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the USC Marshall School of Business and has been featured in numerous publications including Fortune Magazine, Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mr. Nikkhoo is also a partner at a venture fund focused on investing in emerging technology companies, and serves on the boards of several technology companies.
Mr. Nikkhoo received his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and his Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from McGill University in Montreal. He is a General Securities Principal licensed with FINRA/SIPC (formerly NASD).