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Signal Hill Expands West Coast Senior Banking Team - Hires Chris Hieb as Managing Director

Published on: 02/16/2016

BALTIMORE, MD—Signal Hill, a leading advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies, is pleased to announce that Christopher A. Hieb has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a Managing Director. He will join Signal Hill’s Enterprise Software Practice Group, with a focus on advanced analytics and contact center software infrastructure.

“Chris brings a wealth of enterprise software experience to Signal Hill that will be of tremendous value to our clients,” said Scott Wieler, Chairman and CEO of Signal Hill. “He has a well-earned reputation for bringing complex transactions across the finish line, and all of us at Signal Hill are looking forward to working with him.”

“We are very pleased Chris is joining the Signal Hill software team,” said Eric Edmondson, the Head of Signal Hill’s Software practice. “Chris has an outstanding reputation with clients, is highly respected by his peers, and has acted as a valued advisor to many of the leading companies in enterprise software industry.”

Prior to joining Signal Hill, Mr. Hieb spent more than seven years building the M&A practice at Pacific Crest Securities and its successor, KeyCorp.  Before Pacific Crest, he served as Head of West Coast M&A at W.R. Hambrecht and Oppenheimer, and also worked as an investment banker at SoundView Technology Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hieb was employed as a nuclear engineer at several U.S. nuclear facilities, including at the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations. He received a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and conducted further study at California Polytechnic State University.

“Signal Hill has a unique reputation for focus and tenacity on behalf of its clients, and I’m excited to have joined such a dynamic, growing team,” Mr. Hieb said. “The M&A market for enterprise software is highly active, and sellers need strong advisors with deep understanding of the buyer landscape, comparable transactions, and the overall market. I’m looking forward to guiding our clients to successful outcomes.”

About Signal Hill

Signal Hill, named 2015 Boutique Technology Investment Bank of the Year by the Global M&A Network, is a leading advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies. Signal Hill's experienced bankers provide deep domain expertise and an unyielding commitment to clients in our sectors: Internet & Digital Media, Internet Infrastructure, Services and Software. With more than 600 completed transactions and offices in Baltimore, Bangalore, Boston, Mumbai, Nashville, New York, Reston and San Francisco, Signal Hill leverages deep strategic industry and financial sponsor relationships to help our clients achieve Greater Outcomes®. For more information visit www.signalhill.com.

Signal Hill Expands West Coast Senior Banking Team - Hires Chris Hieb as Managing Director