Our Senior Team
Our executive leadership team is comprised of industry professionals with deep industry experience in M&A, private financing, and strategic consulting. Through our exceptional transaction execution and customized consultative strategies, our clients achieve optimal deal results. We have advised on over 100 transactions totaling more than $10 billion in deal value. When we say “there is no substitute for experience,” we deliver on our promise.
Mr. Kipps has over 20 years of experience in providing transaction advisory and financial consulting services to leading defense and technology firms. Read More »
Mr. DeSanto has a broad base of experience in providing transaction advisory services. Read More »
Mr. Misantone has a broad base of advisory experience in the aerospace, defense, and government market. Mr. Misantone has completed transactions with various public and private clients, including: Read More »
Mr. Schmidt is a Managing Director at KippsDeSanto & Co., with vast experience in the aerospace and defense market. Read More »
|Athena Technologies, Inc.
Cornerstone Capital Holdings
Diversified Optical Products, Inc. (DiOP)
|Global Microwave Systems (GMS)
Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology, Inc. (NIITEK)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
|QuickSet International, Inc.
Southern Aeroparts, Inc.
Specialty Defense Systems, Inc.
The Allied Defense Group, Inc.
Prior to joining KippsDeSanto & Co., Mr. Schmidt was a Senior Vice President in Houlihan Lokey’s Washington, DC office and a member of its Aerospace•Defense•Government industry investment banking group, where he focused on sellside and buyside M&A advisory engagements, sourcing growth capital, and conducting strategic alternatives assessments. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace•Defense•Government practice, Mr. Schmidt was an officer in the U.S. Army, serving in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States in various combat arms assignments. He also served in the Pentagon on the staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, working on classified intelligence assessments and transformation efforts, and he served on the U.S. Army Staff, working on equipment modernization and weapons testing.
Mr. Schmidt earned a B.S. in engineering (aerospace) from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. in operations research from the Naval Post Graduate School, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7, 63).
Mr. Marlin has a broad base of experience in providing transaction advisory services. Read More »
Mr. Yim is a Director at KippsDeSanto & Co., with a broad base of experience providing transaction advisory services in the defense, government and technology market.Read More »
Director of Business Development
Ms. Graham is the Director of Business Development at KippsDeSanto & Co.Read More »
Mr. Albright is a Vice President at KippsDeSanto & Co., with a broad base of experience providing transaction advisory services in the defense, government and technology services market. Read More »
Prior to joining Sagent Advisors, Inc., Mr. Albright was an Associate in the Defense, Aerospace and Technology Services Investment Banking Group at Wells Fargo Securities (formerly Wachovia Securities) where he worked on M&A, equity and debt capital markets transactions. Previously, he was an Associate with Cary Street Partners LLC, a Richmond, VA-based boutique investment banking firm focused on M&A and capital raising transactions for emerging growth and middle market companies. Mr. Albright began his career as an Analyst in the Investment Banking Group at Wachovia Securities (formerly First Union Securities) where he worked in the Communications & Technology and Leveraged Finance Groups.
Mr. Albright is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College where he received a BA in Applied Mathematics and Economics with a concentration in Math. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7 and 63).
Mr. Dowling has a broad base of experience in providing transaction advisory services.Read More »
CyberSecurity & Intelligence Advisory Council
The CyberSecurity & Intelligence Advisory Council’s (CIAC) mission is to provide strategic advice and analysis to KippsDeSanto and its clients across the CyberSecurity and Intelligence markets.
William (“Bill”) Crowell joined KippsDeSanto & Co’s CyberSecurity & Intelligence Advisory Council in April 2010.
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General (Ret) Charles R. Holland was born in West Virginia. He entered the U.S. Air Force Academy and graduated in 1968 with a B.S. in aeronautical engineering.
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Alan Wade joined KippsDeSanto & Co’s CyberSecurity & Intelligence Advisory Council in April 2010.
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