Mr. Greiper is the president and founding partner of Viridian Capital Advisors. He has had a distinguished 20-year career in the technology, security, and information technology sectors as both a research analyst and investment banker.
Mr. Greiper is also the president and founder of Secure Strategy Group, which provides capital, strategic advisory, and M&A services to growth companies in the technology, security, and IT markets. Previously, Mr. Greiper was a principal and senior analyst at C. E. Unterberg, Towbin, where he covered public companies in the global security industry and was consistently ranked as one of the top analysts in the sector. He has been involved in raising more than $400 million for both public and private companies and has completed a range of M&A assignments.
Mr. Greiper attended the Executive MBA program at Columbia University and holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 79 licenses.
Mr. Phillips is Vice President of Viridian Capital Advisors and currently leads Viridian’s data collection and analysis projects, the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker and the Viridian Cannabis Stock Index. In these activities, Mr. Phillips monitors, catalogs, and analyzes capital markets activity and stock performance of companies in the cannabis industry.
His prior experience includes asset classification, database management, and spreadsheet programming at Black Diamond Performance Reporting and product research at Brower Financial Group.
At University of North Florida, where Mr. Phillips received a B.B.A. in Finance, he held the position of co-manager and statistician of their student-managed investment fund, Osprey Financial Group.
Mr. Phillips holds Series 7 and 63 FINRA licenses and is a Level III candidate in the CFA Program.
Mr. Kleidman, as an attorney and an experienced public and private equity investor with over 30 years of investing experience, advises our clients on SEC, M&A, corporate, and legal matters. For the past 12 years, he has worked with private equity/hedge funds including BelHealth Investment Fund, Vision Capital Advisors, and ComVest, where he directed investments in micro and small cap public and private companies in privately negotiated transactions.
Prior to that, Mr. Kleidman served as managing director and head of corporate finance for Commonwealth Associates, where he managed or co–managed over 75 public offerings, 24 private placement transactions, and was financial advisor in connection with over 10 M&A, strategic partnership, or restructuring transactions.
Prior, he was an attorney with the law firm of Shea & Gould for approximately 10 years after becoming a partner in 1992. At Shea & Gould, he was primarily involved with representing investment banking firms, private equity firms, and private and public companies in connection with public offerings, private placements, and merger and acquisition transactions.