Former Telaria Corporate Development Lead Joins Tech-Focused Boutique Investment Bank
BOSTON, MA – January 10, 2018 – Progress Partners, a Boston and New York-based corporate M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce the strategic appointment of David Arslanian as a managing director at the firm. David’s expertise in the digital video advertising market and in marketing platform technologies provide us with a sharper lens into those markets as a business development lead for the firm.
Before joining Progress Partners, David has held various senior operating roles at emerging video technology companies. Most recently, David held senior positions at Telaria (FKA Temor Video) and served as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, where he was tasked with identifying key strategic partnerships and acquisitions across the advertising software ecosystem.
Prior to his tenure at Telaria, David co-founded and served as President of AppliedQ, an advertising technology firm that developed integrated solutions in video advertising for the cable and telco industry. David also served as the Vice President of Strategy and Integration at Pointroll, a pioneering firm in digital advertising that was acquired by Sizmek in 2015. He came to Pointroll in 2012 as part of the Rovion acquisition which he helped orchestrate as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Before transitioning to advertising, David held operating roles in biotechnology and financial services technology, serving as Chief Operating Officer of Inanovate, Inc. and as Senior Project Manager at SEI Investments. David currently sits on the board of directors for Inanovate and InnRoads, a software developer for hotel management.
David received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Boston and earned his MBA from Babson College in 2006 with a concentration in Global Strategic Management. There, he was the recipient of the Roger W. Babson award for outstanding leadership.
“We are very pleased with the expansion of our team and the momentum we’ve carried over from 2017 into the new year,” noted Sam Thompson, Senior Managing Director of Progress Partners. “David brings years of experience as both an entrepreneur and corporate development executive, possessing and ideal level of senior managerial expertise and leadership to our growing team. His contributions are already significantly impacting our 2018 forecasting and will continue to grow as we deepen our reach into the media ecosystem.”
“I’ve watched Progress Partners grow over the past decade into a diverse media, software and technology investment bank," David said. "The firm's clear vision aligned with my desire to take advantage of a very fast paced and converging market.”
About Progress Partners
Progress Partners is a Boston and New York-based M&A advisory firm working with emerging technology companies within media, marketing, advertising sectors, serving SMB through Enterprise. Progress Partners works with buyers and sellers of high growth companies to complete M&A transactions, raise debt or equity capital, as well as, develop and implement strategic growth plans. The firm's high standards of excellence, deep industry experience, extensive network, and entrepreneurial background give Progress Partners the ability to build and realize superior value for its clients. Securities offered by Applied Capital, LLC, member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.progresspartners.com.