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Venturi & Company has assembled a team of the highest quality professionals. Our team offers unparalleled experience and demonstrated excellence in executing transactions, providing expect advice while building long-term, trusted relationships.

Key Professionals

Our clients benefit from an experienced and tailored core team of senior professionals and supported by an advisory board whose members have substantial know-how and contacts in their respective fields of expertise across a wide range of geographies.

Managing Member:

Matthew B. Venturi, CEO  

Matt is the Managing Member of Venturi & Company LLC, a middle-market investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, private placements, strategic alliances and general corporate finance advisory services. Between 1998 and 2001, he worked with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin as the Managing Director responsible for Houlihan Lokey's investment banking efforts in San Francisco. During this period he helped to initiate the firm's Technology Banking Group and cross-border capabilities, while also serving as a member of the firm's Investment Banking Committee, Finance Committee and Strategic Alliance Committee...Read More


John Schlesinger, Principal

John joined Venturi & Company in 2018 and has more than 30 years of mergers and acquisitions experience. Previously he was a Managing Partner at Instream Partners, a middle-market boutique investment bank focused on technology companies. Over a 13-year period he represented companies in the payment processing, software, adtech, LED and semiconductor industries...Read More

James A. Pursiano, Principal

Jim joined Venturi & Company in 2013 with over 20 years of mergers and acquisitions experience as both an investment banker and corporate development executive at major multinationals. Previously, Jim was a Managing Director with Reynolds Advisory Partners and Onyx Associates, both middle-market boutique investment banks from 2008 to 2013. From 1999 to 2008, he served as Managing Director in Applied Materials' Corporate Business Development Group. Jim joined Applied Materials to help build the firm's Corporate Development and M&A capabilities conceptualizing the executing M&A transactions between $10 million and $2 billion in total enterprise value...Read More

Advisory Board:

Mitchell Berman

Mitchell Berman is a 30-year international, entertainment and technology media veteran, participating in the launch of 5 start-ups and a successful IPO.

John Bohn

Ambassador Bohn recently served as a Comissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission, a constitutional agency of the State of California, which regulates the private electricity, gas, telephone and water companies.

Andre Lee

Born in New York and raised in Korea, Andre has a diverse background in business, with global experience in both industry and finance.

Richard J. Rowland

Rich is an accomplished real estate executive, with over 30 year diverse real estate development, project management and business development experience.

Phillip J. Young

Phil is an experienced life sciences executive who has successfully managed public and private companies through product development, growth and commercialization or divestiture.

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