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Dynamic and passionate, Pietro Strada brings over two decades experience of investment banking in the technology sector to the Silverpeak management team.
Having completed more than 60 transactions in his career, Pietro specialises in everything from high-profile trade sales, public takeovers and mergers to financing and divestitures. The majority of his portfolio has been cross-border deals spanning the globe, from Europe and North America to Africa and the UK.
Formerly a London office Principal at Broadview (now part of Jefferies), Pietro was also Managing Director at Torch Partners, before founding and running his own boutique firm, Centreboard Partners. It was during this time he crafted his robust and pragmatic approach to the investment banking world.
Best known for his upfront, straight talking style, Pietro believes in developing no-nonsense relationships with his clients, preferring to focus on good quality deals rather than flamboyant sales speak.
“We’re obsessed with quality and with the service that we provide, so we don’t take shortcuts and we work very hard to deliver the highest quality document analysis. We are a very technical company, we deep-dive into the technology side, understanding the products and how they work under the bonnet.”
Pietro’s other professional experience includes roles as Corporate Development Director at LexisNexis (a division of Reed Elsevier), consultant at Bain & Company and an electronic design engineer at OHB System GmbH and Italtel S.p.A. Pietro holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and speaks fluent English, Italian, German, French and Spanish.