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We continue our effort to underscore certain patterns and themes found throughout the OODAcast library of over 80 conversations with leaders and decision-makers, on topics such as leadership, empowering a team, clear decision-making while operating in a low information environment, the qualities and best practices of a true leader, the future of intelligence, the future of cyber threats, the cybersecurity marketplace, innovation, exponential technologies, and strategic action.

In May of 2020, OODA CTO Bob Gourley had a conversation with Boston Merdian’s co-founder and partner JC Raby.  Boston Meridian is an innovative investment banking firm focused on providing strategic M&A advisory and capital raising services to fast-growing private and small-cap public growth companies. Since its founding in 2004, they have closed more than $6 billion in transaction value.

JC has more than 16 years of investment banking experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as private and public financings. JC’s clients include leading Fortune 500 acquirers and middle-market growth companies across a number of industries including media and Technology (software, business services, and communications equipment) manufacturing, and consumer products, together accounting for over $9 billion in transaction value.

In July of 2020, Bob spoke with Andrew (Andy) Lustig, a partner at the high tech law firm Cooley where he focuses on private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, and the general corporate representation of high-growth technology companies in both the commercial and government marketplace. His practice includes a wide range of industry sectors including information technology, national security, cybersecurity, data analytics, software, and telecommunications. He also represents a number of leading venture capital and private equity firms.  Cooley is widely known for its work with high-growth tech and life sciences companies.

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