Stan Luker, Managing Director, Corporate Services
brings over thirteen years of experience in professional services for a broad variety of strategic and private equity clients.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Stan was a Partner with Squar Milnerâ€™s due diligence practice leading all aspects of financial diligence for middle market Private Equity investors and Strategic acquirers.
Prior to Squar Milner, Stan spent 10 years with KPMG (1996 â€" 2006), the last five of which were focused on mergers and acquisitions for large strategic and middle market private equity clients.
From 2006 to 2009 Stan
helped build a dedicated group of professionals focused on mergers and acquisitions diligence in the lower middle market.
The success of the Squar
Milner diligence practice enabled Stan
to establish close working relationships with numerous equity investors and debt providers.
As a result of his
experience of the last three years Stan
brings the ability to quickly understand the financial and operating landscape of a business from the prospective of both existing and potential investors.
From 2003 to 2006 Stan was a director with the KPMG Transaction Services Practice in Silicon Valley.
Stan was a team leader in the software and technology practice and worked with numerous technology, internet and new media clients and investors such as IBM, Citrix, Quest Software, Elevation Partners, Francisco Partners and many others.
During this time Stan
developed an expertise in the various revenue models used by software and technology companies and the critical role these models and resulting contract terms have on ongoing profitability and monetization of the investment.
As a result of his
experience in Sillicon Valley, Stan
continues to advise a number of public companies in the areas of M&A diligence and revenue recognition.
current clients include Quest Software
, Trimble Navigation Systems, MRV and a number of other technology oriented companies.
The early part of Stanâ€™s career at KPMG was spent in audit and transaction support, highlighted by a seven year period spent working in Russia, Belgium and France where he coordinated US GAAP and IFRS audits for manufacturing, distribution and media clients such as GE Capital, Thomas and Betts, Amcor and the Motion Picture Association of America.
Starting in 2001 Stanâ€™s professional career transgressed to Transaction Support and since then Stan
has led more than 80 transactions, specializing in analysis of historical results and the assessment of managementâ€™s strategic assumptions.
Stanâ€™s clients have included; Chevron
, Total Chemicals
, GE Equity
, RAISIO Chemicals
, Elevation Partners
, and others. In addition to work in the United States Stan has led transactions in Russia, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Hungary, France, Germany, Finland, and the United Kingdom.
Stan is a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) of Canada, he graduated with a BA in Humanities from the University of Calgary, and an Accelerated Accounting Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).