Christopher A. Hieb

Christopher A. Hieb

Managing Director

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Mr. Hieb brings more than 20 years of investment banking, consulting, project management and operational experience with high technology companies to Signal Hill. He has advised clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions with highly active buyers and financial sponsors, focusing on the Enterprise Software, Advanced Analytics and Contact Center Software Infrastructure sectors.   

Mr. Hieb authors the Firm’s Customer Interaction Management (CIM) Platform and Adjacencies Landscape, an overview of the CIM market, along with the CIM Investment Thesis. He can be contacted to discuss the Investment Thesis and Landscape.

Prior to joining Signal Hill, Mr. Hieb spent more than seven years building the M&A practice at Pacific Crest Securities.  Mr. Hieb began his investment banking career at SoundView Technology Group, continuing his career at W.R. Hambrecht as the Head of West Coast M&A, and then Oppenheimer as the Head of West Coast M&A, prior to joining Pacific Crest in 2008.  Prior to investment banking, Mr. Hieb spent a decade in the fields of Nuclear Technology and Advanced Materials including work at several U.S. Nuclear Facilities, followed by an appointment to the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations.

Mr. Hieb received a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and conducted course study in Economics and the Analysis of Competitive Markets at California Polytechnic State University.

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Notable Clients & Transactions: the sales of MarketLive and Shopatron to Vista Equity; the sale of LiveOps' SaaS business to Marlin Equity; the sale of Bottle Rocket to WPP (cross-border transaction); the sale of KXEN to SAP (cross-border transaction); the sale of CustomerSat to Confirmit (cross-border transaction); the sale of Ubermind to Deloitte; the saleof Contactual to 8x8; the sales of Stravia and Bristol Technology to HP; the sale of Vendio to (cross-border transaction); the sale of InStranet to (cross-border transaction); and the sales of DesktopStandard and UMT to Microsoft.