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Dynamic and passionate, Pietro Strada brings over two decades experience of investment banking in the technology sector to the Silverpeak senior team.
Pietro’s extensive experience encompasses the successful completion of many transactions of all types: trade sales, growth financings, public takeovers, mergers and divestitures. The majority of these were cross-border deals spanning the globe from Europe (UK and most other countries), North America and MEA.
Best known for his upfront, straight talking style, Pietro believes in developing solid relationships with his clients through the reliable delivery of great results, preferring to focus on high quality deals rather than flamboyant marketing 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 results for our clients. We are a very technical company, we deep dive into the technology and business side, understanding the products and how they would fit with the counterparties’ strategy.”
His deal-making track-record was built over two decades in various senior roles: as Principal at Jefferies Tech team (formerly Broadview), as Managing Director at Torch Partners, and as founder of his own boutique firm, Centreboard Partners.
Pietro’s other professional experience includes roles as Corporate Development Director at LexisNexis (a division of RELX), consultant at Bain & Co. and an electronic design engineer at OHB System and Italtel. Pietro holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He speaks fluent English, Italian, German, French and some Spanish.
In his free time he loves to practice sports (tennis, sailing, skiing, running and cycling), spend time with his wife and children, and support his charitable interests.