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Madeleine Desmond

Signal Hill Promotes Dolan and Fiore to Managing Director

Published on: 01/28/2016

Additional Promotions Are Also Announced in the U.S. and India 

BALTIMORE, MD—Signal Hill LLC, a leading advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies, is pleased to announce that David J. Dolan III and Matthew J. Fiore have been named Managing Directors of the Firm. In addition, Michael J. Kremen and Nigel B. Tse have been named Directors. Nishant Malhotra and Arun Thathachari have been promoted to Director and Vice President, respectively, of Signal Hill’s India affiliate, Signal Hill Capital Advisory India Private Ltd (“Signal Hill India”). All promotions were effective January 1, 2016.

In announcing the promotions, Scott A. Wieler, Signal Hill’s Chairman and CEO commented, “It’s particularly gratifying to announce the promotions of Dave, Matt, Michael and Nigel, all of whom have been with Signal Hill for several years. During that time, each have developed deep domain knowledge and expertise, and have earned the trust and respect of our clients. These promotions are well deserved recognitions of their hard work and success, and I am proud to have them represent our Firm before our clients.”  

Klaas Oskam, Managing Director and leader of Signal Hill India added, “Nishant and Arun are both outstanding contributors to our team, and I expect them to play key roles in the continuing growth of our presence and capabilities.”

To learn more about the newly promoted bankers and their transactions, please visit Signal Hill’s Team page.

David J. Dolan III, Managing Director, Software

Dave has 10 years of investment banking and M&A advisory experience and focuses on enterprise software companies in the middle market, specifically mobility and connectivity focused businesses in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain sectors. Key transactions at Signal Hill include ALK Technologies’ Acquisition by Trimble, Prometheus Group’s  Recapitalization by TA Associates, Loftware’s Acquisition by Riverside Partners, and FieldOne’s Acquisition by Microsoft. He holds an MBA from Fordham University and a B.S. from George Mason University.

Matt Fiore, Managing Director, Software and Services

Mr. Fiore has more than 15 years of investment banking and corporate development experience and concentrates on IT security and services sectors. His notable transactions at Signal Hill include Equinix’s Acquisition of Nimbo, FireMon’s Recapitalization by Insight Venture Partners, NTT's Acquisition of Solutionary, and the Acquisition of Catapult Systems by ChinaSoft. He holds a B.S. from Villanova University.

Michael Kremen, Director, Services

Mr. Kremen has more than 10 years of investment banking experience and focuses on education services and media. Mr. Kremen holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a B.S. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Nigel Tse, Director, Software

Mr. Tse has more than 12 years of investment banking experience and focuses on clients primarily in the enterprise software/SaaS market. He has a B.S. from Stanford University.

Nishant Malhotra, Director

Mr. Malhotra brings more than 10 years of experience in financial services, technology, and private equity to Signal Hill. He earned an MBA from The Wharton School and a B.A. from Brandeis University.

Arun Thathachari, Vice President

Mr. Thathachari has more than 8 years of experience in investment banking, financial services, and consulting and focuses on clients in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector. He holds an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business, an M.S.E. from the University of Michigan, and a B.E. from the University of Madras.

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

Signal Hill Promotes Dolan and Fiore to Managing Director