As founder and Managing Partner of San Francisco’s Financial Technology Partners, long-time investment banker Steve McLaughlin provides distinct leadership for a unique investment bank that provides a broad range of advisory services to clients in the financial technology sector. At the helm of Financial Technology Partners since its founding in 2002, Steve McLaughlin brings more than 20 years of relevant experience to his work, along with an impeccable history of achievement in financial and strategic advisement, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and financial restructurings. Steve McLaughlin and Financial Technology Partners have served numerous institutional clients in the financial services industry by orchestrating complex mergers and acquisitions and financing major transactions, among other services. Financial Technology Partners has won several industry honors for its performance, including M&A Advisor Awards for Boutique Investment Bank of the Year, Deal of the Decade, Middle Market Deal of the Year, and many others. Furthermore, Steve McLaughlin’s firm maintains a comprehensive financial technology transaction database at Financial Technology Partners (available at www.ftpartenrs.com), further positioning the company as a thought leader in the world of financial and strategic advisory services in the technology sector. Prior to founding Financial Technology Partners, Mr. McLaughlin spent eight years with Goldman Sachs & Co., where he served as a senior investment banker and led the firm’s efforts in breaking into the financial technology services group. Mr. McLaughlin also completed the highly prestigious Financial Management Program at General Electric, where he was also promoted to the elite Corporate Audit Staff. A graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University, Steve McLaughlin earned his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration respectively from these institutions.