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Executive Profile

Gary Hultquist

Gary Hultquist

San Francisco Office

Gary Hultquist works with Founders, Management and Boards of Directors of private and mid-market public technology companies to stay ahead of competitors, achieve rapid increases in shareholder value and attract strategic interest by accelerating growth via licensing, distribution-channel alliances or acquisitions and executing timely sell-side transactions on terms that meet shareholder goals.

Gary has over 25 years’ experience as a strategic and financial advisor and M&A specialist, handling mergers, acquisitions, technology licensing and financings. He has broad experience in and focuses on the following technology sectors: Semiconductors (manufacturing equipment and consumables), Advanced Materials, Information Technology (SaaS, mobile apps, digital media), Medical Devices and Energy (including renewables).

He has represented or completed transactions with Adidas (Germany), Advanced Energy (NASDAQ), Applied Materials (NYSE), ASML (Netherlands), ASYST (NASDAQ), Becton-Dickinson (NYSE), Clariant (Switzerland), FSI International (NASDAQ), Furukawa Electric (Japan), Harris (NYSE), Micronic Laser (Sweden), Rohm & Haas (NYSE), Saint-Gobain (France), Sumitomo (Japan), Suss Microtec (Germany). TA Associates (U.S.), Tegal (NASDAQ), Tokyo Electron (Japan), Thomas Weisel Capital Partners, L.P. (U.S), Trikon Technologies (U.K.) and Varian (NYSE). 

Gary is also an experienced Director of NYSE and NASDAQ companies during rapid growth, acquisitions and mergers:

  • 2014-Currently, Member of Compensation and Environmental Committees, Board of Directors, Kinder-Morgan, Inc. (NYSE; $34 Billion Mkt Cap)
  • 2014-2019, Chair of Compensation Committee, Member of Audit Committee, Board of Directors of Resolute Energy, Inc. (NYSE), during rapid growth and $1.6 Billion merger in 2019 with Cimarex, Inc. (NYSE)
  • 1999-2014, Chair of Compensation Committee and Chair of Special Committee of Independent Directors, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: $40 Billion Mkt Cap), during merger with general partner Kinder Morgan, Inc. 
  • 1997-2001, Board of Directors, Rodel, Inc. during rapid growth and $200 million acquisition by Rohm & Haas (NYSE). Through subsequent mergers, the Rodel technology and intellectual property are now part of DuPont Electronic Solutions (NYSE).

Formerly, Gary was a Partner in a large law firm in San Francisco and in a boutique firm in Silicon Valley, specializing in securities, corporate and IP litigation. He is a member of the California Bar.

Gary has actively supported community nonprofits, serving as Director and Chair of Investment Committees at the Northwest Foundation, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and Katherine Delmar Burke School and as Co-Founder of the Episcopal Sanctuary for the homeless in San Francisco.

He received a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Northwest Missouri State University, a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Missouri and attended post-graduate studies in Taxation at The George Washington University. He served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.

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