Paul DiNardo is a Managing Director at GCA focused in the Software Industry. During his 25 years of investment banking experience, Paul has advised clients on hundreds of strategic and financing transactions. At GCA, he focuses on M&A, strategic advisory and private capital transactions across the entire spectrum of software companies, while leading the firm’s coverage relationships in software and contiguous sectors.
Paul has been instrumental in advising on a number of industry-defining transactions involving Apple, BEA Systems, Google, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and Symantec, among many others. Paul started his career at Goldman Sachs in 1989, where he founded the infrastructure software practice and became the first global head of software banking. In 2002, he joined VERITAS Software as Head of Corporate Development, where he led the company’s M&A effort, departing in 2004 to join Credit Suisse First Boston as head of global software banking.
Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, his Master of Public Policy from Harvard University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University. Between his studies at Harvard and Stanford, Paul was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, D.C.