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Bill T. Sautter Joins Dresner Partners as Managing Director







CHICAGO – September 11, 2018 – Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, is pleased to announce that Bill T. Sautter has joined the firm as a Managing Director.  Mr. Sautter is based in California and will support the firm’s technology practice.  


With more than 30 years in diverse roles with firms large and small, Mr. Sautter brings Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, executive and operating experience to Dresner Partners.  His multi-sector knowledge includes Software, SaaS, Data, Analytics, FinTech, CleanTech, MedTech, Consumer and others.


“We are very pleased to have Bill Sautter join the firm,” said Steven M. Dresner, President of Dresner Partners.  “Bill’s extensive technology and multi-sector knowledge coupled with his diverse transaction experience will be a great addition to our growing technology practice.”


“I am excited to join Steve Dresner and the team at Dresner Partners,” said Mr. Sautter.  “With its long history and track record of providing excellent advisory services to its clients, Dresner continues to be a leader in mid-market M&A.  I am pleased to join the firm to provide greater presence in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as contribute to global deal-flow.”


Prior to joining Dresner Partners, Mr. Sautter founded Galaxy Ventures in 1999, a private investment and investment banking firm.  Mr. Sautter has co-founded, managed and has been an investor and advisor with firms including IPOs, VC, M&A and private equity financing and liquidity events.


Previously, Mr. Sautter also founded American Technology Ventures and started and managed the North American operations of BusinessObjects, a European-based, VC-funded start-up that went public in the U.S. (acquired by SAP in 2007 for $6.78 billion).  He also held worldwide marketing and national sales roles with ORACLE Corp. where affiliated organizations grew from $340 to $550 million, and $60 to $110 million, respectively.  His prior positions also included Trillian Corp. (ISI/Macromedia/Adobe), Informix (acquired by IBM for $1 billion), Wall Data (acquired by NetManage for $100 million), and others.


He is a long-time Board Member of the Bob Moog Foundation (STEM/music-based education focus) and supports various charities and the arts.  He has been a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and other professional groups.  


Mr. Sautter holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and attended the AEA Executive Institute at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 


About Dresner Partners

Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Irvine and Palo Alto, Calif.  For over 25 years, Dresner Partners has provided financial advisory services to middle-market companies throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions advisory, financial restructuring & corporate turnarounds, valuations and strategic consulting services.    An affiliated company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor relations.  More information is available at www.dresnerpartners.com or http://www.imap.com/city?city=Chicago.  You can also follow Dresner Partners on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DresnerPartners.     


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For Media Inquiries

David Gutierrez, Head of PR and Corporate Development, (312)780-7204, dgutierrez@dresnerco.com


For Investment Banking Inquiries

Steven M. Dresner, President, (312)780-7206, sdresner@dresnerco.com

Bill Sautter, Managing Director, (650)520-6710, bsautter@dresnerco.com