Ivan Ruzic

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Senior Vice President
Ivan Ruzic has had a successful 30+ year career in the software business that has included virtually every senior executive role. His resume spans marquee companies such as BEA systems, Novell and Borland as well as multiple startups including his own. His international experience is extensive and in addition to the United States has been involved in mergers and acquisitions in Europe, Africa and Asia.   His success and extensive experience qualify him as an expert in building value and realizing wealth. Ivan joined Corum Group, the world’s leading software M&A firm, with a specific focus on educating and helping prospective sellers maximize the value of their technology companies.

Recent Blog Posts:

Where are the Robust Countermeasures to Combat Online Ad Fraud?
As bots become more prevalent in various spaces of the internet, it’s only a matter of time before we have to discover new ways of making sure that they aren’t causing absolute havoc in every corner of the internet. Currently one of the hottest topics is the act of purchasing bots.  You can procure... Click here to read more
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President on 22 May 2018
2018 Top 10 Disruptive Trends: AI Enablement
Since 2012, over 250 companies involved in artificial intelligence have been acquired. Over half of these have been in the last two years - with the vast majority engaged in some aspect of machine learning. Efficient independent learning, machine or human, employs a feedback loop to generate... Click here to read more
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President on 13 February 2018
Common M&A Myth – “We can’t sell because we’re not profitable”
One of the most common mistakes I see executives make when considering an exit is thinking that they need to be profitable to garner interest from buyers. While it certainly helps, profitability (or the lack thereof) rarely determines the success of an exit.   Most tech companies run deficits early... Click here to read more
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President on 18 May 2017
Founders & Ceos: Why You Should Cozy Up To Your Investment Banker
A couple of weeks ago, on a whim, I called a company CEO to see if I could schedule a few minutes of his time on the phone. I wanted to talk about his future plans for this very exciting company he was running. Having not heard of Corum Group, his response was, “Tell me in thirty seconds or less... Click here to read more
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President on 29 March 2017
2017 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends: Online Exchanges
​ Much like our trend of Digital Currency Flow, Online Exchanges has created a strong market for strategic acquisitions in 2017. It continues to present lucrative opportunities to shape relationships between providers and consumers of products, services and information.   Of the various types of... Click here to read more
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President on 1 March 2017
Negotiation Tip: Choosing the Right Attorney
M&A law is a discipline unto itself. There are firms that dabble, and then there are the experts. Experts understand the intricate dance between buyer and seller that occurs during the negotiation and beyond. They know which “asks” are straw men, when to fold, and when to dig in their heels and... Click here to read more
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President on 21 October 2016
Keeping Up with (and ahead of) the Artificial Intelligence Surge
Not only has Artificial Intelligence (AI) been a hot topic over the past few years, but it has also driven a large number of acquisitions. AI is a broad term that is applied to machines being able to mimic (or surpass) many human-like capabilities. These include learning, reasoning, planning,... Click here to read more
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President on 11 October 2016
Top 10 Tech Trends: Online Exchanges
Nearly every major industry has felt some level of impact from online exchanges, regardless of whether it's B2B or B2C; and regardless of whether it’s about exchanging products, services, data or content.   Online exchange growth has been dramatic. Consider Amazon. Five years ago, Amazon had... Click here to read more
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President on 1 August 2016
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