Meet our
Team

We are a hands-on, employee-owned firm. Our partners and senior staff come from a diverse set of backgrounds spanning leading investment banks, operating companies, corporate finance and law.

Gerry DeHaven

Partner, Denver

+1 303 996 3004dehaven@qllc.com

Gerry DeHaven

Partner, Denver

+1 303 996 3004

dehaven@qllc.com

Gerry DeHaven has over 25 years of investment banking, operating, and consulting experience in the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) markets. Gerry’s investment banking experience includes M&A and debt and equity financings in a variety of TMT sub-sectors including cloud services, telecom, internet infrastructure, IT services, data center, and unified communications. He has worked with both emerging companies and large organizations including Alteva, Broadvox, CallTower, CMS, Excel, General Telecom, IDT, Net Access, Net2Phone, NGT, Saturn Telecommunications, Simple Signal, Speakeasy, Transcend United, UNSi, VoIP Logic, Wall Street Networks, and X5 Solutions.

Prior to joining Q Advisors, Gerry was the Founder and President of Iridius Capital Group, an M&A advisory and strategic consulting firm that worked primarily with communications and technology companies. Gerry also served as Managing Director for both Palladium Capital and Blue Beacon Capital where he advised Speakeasy on its $97 million sale to Best Buy. In addition, Gerry has held senior management positions with several communications and technology companies and also co-founded several successful communications companies including Blink Data and Vista International Communications (acquired by ACC, now a division of AT&T). Gerry’s approach to investment banking reflects his deep operational expertise, long-term relationships, and tenacious pursuit of the optimal deal for his clients.

Gerry is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has served on the Board of Directors for multiple communication and technology companies throughout his career. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Marist College and attended the Rutgers Business School Executive Education program.

Gerry DeHaven

Partner, Denver

Michael Quinn

Partner, Denver & Europe

+1 303 996 3003 (US)+34 722 711 488 (EU)quinn@qllc.com

Michael Quinn

Partner, Denver & Europe

+1 303 996 3003 (US)

+34 722 711 488 (EU)

quinn@qllc.com

Michael Quinn, founding partner of Q Advisors, brings a unique and highly valuable background to telecom, media, and technology (TMT) investment banking that combines finance, hands on M&A experience, and law. With more than 25 years of international operations and investment banking experience in the telecommunications industry, Michael has originated, structured, and executed more than 250 deals totaling more than $10 billion in transaction value.

Michael is known as one the leading global investment bankers in the cloud communications and collaboration sectors, and his deep industry expertise and extensive transaction experience has enabled him to lead M&A and debt and equity financings in a variety of TMT sectors including cloud communications, collaboration, managed IT, managed security software & services, and digital Infrastructure solutions. He has led transactions for Q Advisors' clients domestically and globally, including 11:11 Systems, Akixi, Dstny, Expereo, Hudson Fiber, Green Cloud Defense, Masergy Communications, Meriplex, Mission Labs, Four Winds Interactive (nka: Poppulo), Motto, Starface, and Swyx. Michael brings to the table a reputation as a creative problem solver and is passionately committed to obtaining the optimal results for the firm’s clients.

Prior to forming Q Advisors, Michael was a founder of and Chief Corporate Development Officer for VeloCom Inc., a Latin American wireless services provider, where he was responsible for capital raising and acquisition activities. Michael began his career with the New York-based law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He later became a partner in the Denver-based law firm Holland & Hart LLP, guiding their international corporate finance practice. Michael received a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He is currently on the Advisory Board of The George Washington University School of Business and is the Sponsor of the Quinn Fellows Social Entrepreneur Scholarship Program and the New Venture Competition.

Michael is currently on the Board of the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA), also serving as Secretary. Additionally, Michael is part of the Industry Advisory Board for Active IT.

Michael Quinn

Partner, Denver & Europe

Patrick Scott

Partner, San Francisco

+1 415 361 5608pscott@qllc.com

Patrick Scott

Partner, San Francisco

+1 415 361 5608

pscott@qllc.com

Patrick Scott has over 20 years of international investment banking and corporate finance experience in the telecom, media, and technology industries. Since joining Q Advisors in 2006,Patrick has been the lead partner on a number of debt and equity financings and mergers and acquisitions transactions particularly focused on the wireline, fiber, and wireless and satellite segments. His Q Advisors clients include Nokia, Public Mobile, WIND Canada, Wild Blue Communications and a number of leading Private Equity Funds.

Prior to joining Q Advisors, Patrick was a Director in KZC Catalyst’s $150 million private investment fund. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Telecom Group with Bank of America Securities, raising over $2.0 billion in debt and advising companies on over $5.0 billion in transactions. His work with Bank of America included a $1.8 billion project financing for a BellSouth cellular subsidiary, earning IFR and PFI Deal of the Year in 2000. Patrick also created and managed his own consulting firm, advising on over $2.0 billion in merger and acquisition transactions, including the acquisition of a Qualcomm CLEC subsidiary by an MCI company and advising Embratel S.A., a Brazilian long-distance operator, in its bid to purchase strategic assets from AT&T Latin America. Patrick brings to the table a wealth of transaction experience and has a reputation as a globally oriented, strategic, long-term thinker.

Patrick received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Patrick Scott

Partner, San Francisco

Wilma Shepherd

Chief Financial Officer, Denver

+1 303 996 3007shepherd@qllc.com

Wilma Shepherd

Chief Financial Officer, Denver

+1 303 996 3007

shepherd@qllc.com

Wilma is responsible for all financial operations and reporting at Q Advisors. She has over 30 years of experience in business operations, consulting and engineering.

Prior to joining Q Advisors, Wilma was an independent business consultant, working primarily in the professional services industry. She also worked as an in-house management consultant in the healthcare industry and in the oil and gas industry as an engineer and field supervisor.

Wilma is actively involved in the volunteer community in Denver, fulfilling various roles with The Children’s Hospital, Trips for Kids, Cottonwood Institute, Junior League of Denver, Denver Public Schools, and Colorado Mountain Club. She received B.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and Environmental Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Wilma Shepherd

Chief Financial Officer, Denver

Brian Barnell, CFA

Managing Director, San Francisco

+1 415 361 5609barnell@qllc.com

Brian Barnell, CFA

Managing Director, San Francisco

+1 415 361 5609

barnell@qllc.com

Brian Barnell brings over 20 years of diverse financial experience to the field of investment banking that includes commercial lending, project finance, corporate finance, and strategic advisory. Brian’s deep knowledge in telecom, media, and technology (TMT) has assisted clients such as Nokia, Altán Redes, TPx Communications and Tillman Infrastructure maximize their transactions value by designing creative capital structures and focusing on each company’s ideal positioning given the sector’s current market dynamics.

Prior to joining Q Advisors, Brian was at Bank of America where he served as a Vice President in the Latin America Debt Capital Markets and Global Project Finance groups. In these capacities he focused primarily on raising debt and equity capital for domestic and international communications service providers.

Brian received a dual B.A. (History and Spanish) from The University of California at Santa Barbara, a M.A. from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Brian Barnell, CFA

Managing Director, San Francisco

Andrew Gaffney, CFA

Managing Director, Denver

+1 303 996 4005gaffney@qllc.com

Andrew Gaffney, CFA

Managing Director, Denver

+1 303 996 4005

gaffney@qllc.com

Andrew Gaffney has over 20 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience, leading numerous strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and debt and equity financings. Andrew has worked with clients in a range of telecom, media, and technology (TMT) sectors including cloud communications, managed services, media and software. His clients include Bridgepointe, Broadsmart, Circle Graphics, DeCurtis, IFX Networks, Meriplex Communications, NexVortex, and Simple Signal.

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, a leading middle market investment bank based in Atlanta, where he executed a broad array of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of equity and debt. Previously, Andrew was a Vice President with ING Investment Management, investing as a principal in private placements of debt and asset-backed securities. Andrew started his career in commercial banking with SunTrust Bank.

Andrew received a B.A. degree in History from Washington and Lee University and an M.B.A. with honors from The Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar. Andrew holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Andrew Gaffney, CFA

Managing Director, Denver

Kristian MacCarter

Managing Director, Munich

+49 89 203 006 133 (EU)+1 720 739 7931 (US)maccarter@qllc.com

Kristian MacCarter

Managing Director, Munich

+49 89 203 006 133 (EU)

+1 720 739 7931 (US)

maccarter@qllc.com

Kristian MacCarter has over ten years of investment banking, corporate finance, and strategy experience, which includes leading various M&A transactions, debt and equity placements, and recapitalizations, as well as making strategic principal investments/acquisitions. Kristian has focused on serving clients primarily in the technology, media, and telecom (TMT) and business services industries, but also brings diverse experience in the consumer retail, automotive, and materials sectors. Select past clients include Canon, One Source Networks, Spring Mobile, tado, Simply Mac, Broadcore, TactoTek, Simple Signal, Telovations, and Transcend United.

Prior to re-joining Q Advisors in 2020, Kristian worked at Bryan, Garnier & Co in Munich and Paris, and Rothschild in New York City. In both instances, he focused on M&A and equity placements in the TMT sector.

Kristian holds an MBA with Honors from London Business School, where he was a Merit Scholar, and graduated with High Distinction from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Finance/ Accounting and a minor in Economics. He speaks fluent German and English.

Kristian MacCarter

Managing Director, Munich

Andy Monroe

Managing Director, Denver

+1 303 996 3006monroe@qllc.com

Andy Monroe

Managing Director, Denver

+1 303 996 3006

monroe@qllc.com

Andy Monroe brings more than 20 years of diverse corporate finance and investment banking experience to clients across the technology and communications industries. He has executed numerous private placement and merger and acquisition transactions related to cloud-based technologies and applications, enterprise and mobile software, managed network services and other emerging growth sectors. His clients have included Adperio, Arkadin, Blueface, Four Winds Interactive (nka: Poppulo), Grande Communications, Magnetic North Software, One Source Networks, Oni Telecom, Pingtone, Radiant Communications, Star2Star, STARFACE, Swyx, Transbeam, UNSi, and Visionary Broadband.

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Andy was Vice President with Seattle-based Cascadia Capital and previously a sell-side equity Research Associate for Chicago-based William Blair & Company, responsible for performing strategic analysis, financial modeling, and valuation analysis for the wireless communications, technology and other business services industries. Andy also held previous finance positions with Frontier Vision Partners, a cable systems operator, and was a Senior Auditor in the Communications practice of KPMG.

Andy holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Andy Monroe

Managing Director, Denver

Jordan Rupar

Managing Director, Denver

+1 303 996 4004rupar@qllc.com

Jordan Rupar

Managing Director, Denver

+1 303 996 4004

rupar@qllc.com

Jordan Rupar joined Q Advisors in 2012. During this time, she has executed numerous mergers and acquisitions, equity financings and strategic advisory assignments for clients across the TMT industries with a deep focus on cloud communications, software and technology, digital infrastructure (fiber, towers, etc.) and other emerging growth sectors. Specific clients on whose transactions she has been engaged include Akixi, Arkadin, ANPI, Broadsmart, CallTower, Calligo, Centile, Dean One, Four Winds Interactive (nka: Poppulo), Green Cloud Defense, IFX Networks, InterVision, Intrado, Magnetic North, Motto Communications, One Source Networks, Stilmark, TPx Communications, UNSi, and Wennsoft (nka: Key2Act).

Jordan received her B.S.B.A. in Finance with Distinction, as well as minors in both Mathematics and Economics from the University of Denver.

Jordan Rupar

Managing Director, Denver

Wes Faulkenberry

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 3002faulkenberry@qllc.com

Wes Faulkenberry

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 3002

faulkenberry@qllc.com

Wes joined Q Advisors in 2018 and has been working with the team on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments for clients across the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries. Specific clients on whose transactions he has been engaged include Green Cloud Defense, Meriplex Communications (2018 & 2022), Four Winds Interactive (nka: Poppulo), Intrado (Flowroute assets) and STARFACE.

Prior to joining the firm, Wes was an analyst at Hyde Park Capital, where he gained mergers and acquisitions experience across several industries. Wes received his B.S. in Business with a specialty in Finance from The Ohio State University.

Wes Faulkenberry

Vice President, Denver

Hayley Hughes Morabito

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 3009hughes@qllc.com

Hayley Hughes Morabito

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 3009

hughes@qllc.com

Hayley Hughes joined Q Advisors in 2014. During this time, she has executed mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and strategic advisory for clients across the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries with an emphasis on the cloud communications and managed services sectors.

She has a particular focus on cross-border transactions in the cloud communications space as well as acquisition debt financings. Specific clients on whose transactions she has been engaged include11:11 Systems, Bridgepointe Technologies, Dstny, Mission Labs, Star2StarCommunications and TPx Communications.

Hayley received a B.S. in Finance with High Distinction, a Quantitative Finance Certificate, and a minor in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Hayley Hughes Morabito

Vice President, Denver

Dominick Robusto, CFA

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 7553robusto@qllc.com

Dominick Robusto, CFA

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 7553

robusto@qllc.com

Dominick Robusto joined Q Advisors in 2019 and has been working within Investment Banking since 2015. He has executed numerous mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and strategic advisory engagements for clients across the cloud communications, managed services, and telecom infrastructure sectors. Specific clients on whose transactions he has been engaged include Atlantic Metro Communications, Absolute Performance Inc., BCM One, CallTower Inc., OneStream Networks, Visionary Broadband, ATN, Telco Experts, Wholesale Carrier Services, amongst others.  

Dominick received his MBA in Finance with Distinction from Texas Christian University and his B.S. in Marketing from Trinity University. Dominick holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Dominick Robusto, CFA

Vice President, Denver

Nikita Trusov

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 3005trusov@qllc.com

Nikita Trusov

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 3005

trusov@qllc.com

Nikita Trusov joined Q Advisors in 2021 after having previously worked at Mizuho, where he focused on M&A, equity and debt financings across the Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) industries. Prior to Mizuho, he was an Associate at KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he executed on numerous advisory assignments across Software and Telecommunications segments. Nikita started his career as an Associate at PwC before transitioning to the PwC Deals group, where he focused on evaluating M&A and capital market transactions.

Nikita graduated from University of Colorado with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance. Nikita holds the CPA designation.

Nikita Trusov

Vice President, Denver

Pilar Flournoy

Director of Business Development, Denver

+1 720 739 7932flournoy@qllc.com

Pilar Flournoy

Director of Business Development, Denver

+1 720 739 7932

flournoy@qllc.com

Pilar Flournoy joined Q Advisors in 2021 and is responsible for executing the firm’s marketing and business development strategies. She collaborates across the firm to coordinate efforts in all areas of external PR and corporate communications, origination, investor relations, digital marketing, and relationship management.

Prior to joining Q Advisors, Pilar was a member of the PR & Investor Relations team at cybersecurity firm, Darktrace(LON: DARK.L), where she oversaw the firm’s media relations, strategy, brand development, and joint marketing for the Americas region.

Pilar received a B.A from Dartmouth College where she double majored in Engineering Sciences and Mathematics with a minor in Art History. She speaks fluent English and French.

Pilar Flournoy

Director of Business Development, Denver

Thomas Beato

Associate, Denver

+1 303 996 3008beato@qllc.com

Thomas Beato

Associate, Denver

+1 303 996 3008

beato@qllc.com

Thomas Beato joined Q Advisors in 2019 and has executed mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and strategic advisory engagements for clients across the TMT industries with an emphasis on cloud communications and customer experience, managed services, and digital infrastructure (fiber and towers). Select clients on whose transactions he has been engaged include Meriplex Communications, Akixi, and Stilmark, among others.

Thomas received a B.S. in Business Administration with emphases in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he graduated with High Distinction. Thomas also completed an internship with Q Advisors in 2018.

Thomas Beato

Associate, Denver

Karel Halacka

Associate, Munich

+49 89 203 006 434halacka@qllc.com

Karel Halacka

Associate, Munich

+49 89 203 006 434

halacka@qllc.com

Karel Halacka joined Q Advisors in 2022 and has been working with the team on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments for clients across the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Karel was an Associate at Berlin Brands Group where he focused on evaluating M&A transactions from consumer and technology sectors. Karel started his career at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam.

Karel holds a MSc. in Financial Economics from Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Karel Halacka

Associate, Munich

Jacob Miller

Associate, Denver

+1 303 996 3558 miller@qllc.com

Jacob Miller

Associate, Denver

+1 303 996 3558

miller@qllc.com

Jacob Miller joined Q Advisors in 2022 and has been working with the team on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments for clients across the telecom, media, and technology(TMT) industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Jacob was an analyst at FMI Capital Advisors, where he focused on executing M&A transactions across various industries. Jacob received a B.S. in Business Administration from Texas A&M University where he graduated summa cum laude and double-majored in Finance and Business Honors.

Jacob Miller

Associate, Denver

Brandon Gilliland

Analyst, Denver

+1 303 996 3010gilliland@qllc.com

Brandon Gilliland

Analyst, Denver

+1 303 996 3010

gilliland@qllc.com

Brandon Gilliland joined Q Advisors in 2022and has been working with the team on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments for clients across the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries. 

Brandon received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Mississippi where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the SMBC Honors College. Prior to joining the firm, Brandon completed internships with Two Roads Advisors and Cherry Bekaert.

Brandon Gilliland

Analyst, Denver

Matt Kraus

Analyst, Denver

+1 720 694 8318kraus@qllc.com

Matt Kraus

Analyst, Denver

+1 720 694 8318

kraus@qllc.com

Matt Kraus joined Q Advisors in 2021 and has been working with the team on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments for clients across the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a Private Equity Analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on private market research and fund valuation. Matt received a B.S. in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Denver with Summa Cum Laude Latin honors.

Matt Kraus

Analyst, Denver

Beatrice Lona

Analyst, Munich

+49 89 203 006 135 lona@qllc.com

Beatrice Lona

Analyst, Munich

+49 89 203 006 135

lona@qllc.com

Beatrice Lona joined Q Advisors in 2021 and has been working with the team on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments for clients across the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries, with a focus on Europe.

Beatrice received a B.S in Economics and Business Administration from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, a M.S in Accounting and Finance from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and a M.S in Management with a specialization in Finance and a minor in Internet of Things from ESCP Business School. She completed an internship with Q Advisors prior to joining full-time

 

Beatrice Lona

Analyst, Munich

Maximilian Sträußl

Analyst, Munich

+49 89 203 006 134 straeussl@qllc.com

Maximilian Sträußl

Analyst, Munich

+49 89 203 006 134

straeussl@qllc.com

Max Straeussl joined Q Advisors in 2022 and has been working with the team on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments for clients within the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries, focusing on Europe.

Max received a B.Sc. in Business Administration with emphasis on Finance and an M.Sc. in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and a minor in General Management (with distinction) from University of Augsburg. Prior to joining the firm, Max gathered experience in KPMG’s Valuation Services line and completed an internship with Q Advisors.

Maximilian Sträußl

Analyst, Munich

Hannah Romig

Office & Hiring Manager, Denver

+1 720 666 6570romig@qllc.com

Hannah Romig

Office & Hiring Manager, Denver

+1 720 666 6570

romig@qllc.com

Hannah Romig joined Q Advisors in 2021 and is the Office and Hiring Manager for the firm.

Prior to joining Q Advisors, Hannah worked in sales management, where she worked with and built sales teams. In addition, Hannah founded Hackpacking, a subscription service for travelers.

Hannah received a B.S. from University of Colorado Denver where she double majored in Finance and Risk Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Hannah Romig

Office & Hiring Manager, Denver

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