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 30 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, internet infrastructure, telecom, IT services, data center, and unified communications. He has longstanding relationships with the most active TMT private equity and debt funds and has been a trusted advisor to both emerging companies and industry leaders including Alteva, Atlantic Metro, BCM One, Bridgepointe, Broadvox, CallTower, CMS, Evolve IP, GTT, Ideatek, Intrado, IDT, Magna5, Mtel, NetAccess, NetFortris, NGT, OnSip, Pure IP, Star2Star, Simple Signal, SkySwitch, Speakeasy, StoragePipe, SwiftReach, Visionary Broadband, TPx, Transcend United, UNSi, VoiPLogic, and Wall Street Networks.

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. 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 completed the Rutgers Business School Executive Education Finance 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

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; Head of Debt Advisory, San Francisco

+1 415 361 5609barnell@qllc.com

Brian Barnell, CFA

Managing Director; Head of Debt Advisory, 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; Head of Debt Advisory, San Francisco

Hayley Hughes Morabito

Managing Director, Denver

+1 303 996 3009hughes@qllc.com

Hayley Hughes Morabito

Managing Director, 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 include 11:11 Systems, Bridgepointe Technologies, Dstny, Mission Labs, Star2Star Communications 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

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

Michael McHugh

Managing Director, Denver

+ 1 720 694 8319 mchugh@qllc.com

Michael McHugh

Managing Director, Denver

+ 1 720 694 8319

mchugh@qllc.com

Michael McHugh joined the firm in 2023 and brings with him over 27 years of experience in the media and communication industries.  He has closed over 100 transactions worth over $3.5 billion as an investment banker and principal investor.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McHugh was Head of the Media and Communications at B. Riley Securities for 7 years.  In this role, he was responsible for leading the firm’s investment banking activities in media and communications industries.  He was responsible for managing all aspects of a client’s engagement for M&A engagement as well as public stock offerings.

Prior to joining B. Riley Securities, Mr. McHugh was the Head of the Media and Communications Group at Matrix Capital Markets and exclusively focused on M&A for middle-market companies.  Mr. McHugh’s previous experience also includes leadership positions at Waller Capital, MCG Capital and GE Capital’s Media and Communications Group.

Mr. McHugh has an MBA from Emory University where he graduated with honors, and a BSBA from the University of Richmond.

Michael McHugh

Managing Director, Denver

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

Thomas Beato

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 3008beato@qllc.com

Thomas Beato

Vice President, 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

Vice President, 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 Fusion Connect, Storagepipe, Meriplex Communications (2018 & 2022), Telestax, Green Cloud Defense, Intrado (Flowroute assets), Calligo, Four Winds Interactive (nka: Poppulo), Onsip, 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

Rhody Heller

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 7553heller@qllc.com

Rhody Heller

Vice President, Denver

+1 303 996 7553

heller@qllc.com

Rhody Heller joined Q Advisors in 2023 after having previously worked at Truist Securities, where he focused on M&A, debt and equity financings across the Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) industries. Prior to Truist, he was a Vice President at CDX Advisors, where he focused on M&A across Media, Entertainment, Technology and Telecommunications segments. He has executed and closed on numerous advisory assignments worth over $20 billion over the course of his career.

Rhody graduated from University of Virginia with a B.S. in Foreign Affairs.

Rhody Heller

Vice President, Denver

Hannah Romig

Director of Operations, Denver

+1 720 666 6570romig@qllc.com

Hannah Romig

Director of Operations, Denver

+1 720 666 6570

romig@qllc.com

Hannah Romig joined Q Advisors in 2021. She manages recruiting, marketing, and operations 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

Director of Operations, 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

Beatrice Lona

Associate, Munich

+49 89 203 006 135 lona@qllc.com

Beatrice Lona

Associate, 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

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

Alexander G. Moore

Associate, Denver

+ 1 720 739 7933moore@qllc.com

Alexander G. Moore

Associate, Denver

+ 1 720 739 7933

moore@qllc.com

Alex Moore joined Q Advisors in 2023 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, Alex was an Investment Banking Associate for Inflection Brands where he advised on sell-side transactions across the eCommerce and software sectors. Prior to his time at Inflection Brands, Alex worked at generalist investment bank ArkMalibu, gaining exposure to mergers and acquisitions across several industries.

Alex received his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Xavier University.

Alexander G. Moore

Associate, Denver

Eli Winegardner

Associate, Denver

+ 1 720 694 8318 winegardner@qllc.com

Eli Winegardner

Associate, Denver

+ 1 720 694 8318

winegardner@qllc.com

Eli Winegardner joined Q Advisors in 2023 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, Eli was an Investment Banking Analyst for FMI Capital Advisors, where he advised on sell-side transactions across the engineering and construction sectors. Before FMI, he was a Credit Analyst for Standard and Poor’s, covering traditional and alternative asset managers. Eli received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Eli Winegardner

Associate, Denver

Nick Atkins

Analyst, Denver

+1 720 666 6573atkins@qllc.com

Nick Atkins

Analyst, Denver

+1 720 666 6573

atkins@qllc.com

Nicholas Atkins joined Q Advisors in 2023 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.

Nick received a B.S. in Business Administration with emphases in Finance and Information Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he graduated with Honors and Distinction. Prior to joining the firm full-time, Nick completed an internship with Q Advisors in 2022.

Nick Atkins

Analyst, Denver

Conner Brook

Analyst, Denver

+1 720 666 6574 brook@qllc.com

Conner Brook

Analyst, Denver

+1 720 666 6574

brook@qllc.com

Conner Brook joined Q Advisors in 2023 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.

Conner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colgate University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Conner also completed an internship with Q Advisors in 2022.

Conner Brook

Analyst, Denver

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

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