Steve Jones

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Corporate Vice President
Steve joined Corum after 25 years of executive experience in various high-tech industries with both public and private venture-backed startups. He has extensive global experience, opening international markets and growing sales from zero to tens of million in revenue. He has been on the forefront of selling several companies and spinning off software divisions, highlighted by the sale of GetFon to Alestra (AT&T Mexico). He is fluent in Spanish. Steve was the founding CEO of Solera Networks, a real-time intrusion detection security company. He also co-founded Auction Trust Network, an eCommerce company for online exchanges; which he sold to MediaForge (Rakuten Marketing).

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Common M&A Misconception: "We'll get locked into a bad deal"
So here you are, several months into discussions with the first buyer that approached you, nearing a deal. Initial talks promised loads of cash up front and a gratuitous earnout. The whole thing has taken up nearly all of your time, it has put extraneous stress on you, your board of directors and... Click here to read more
Posted by Steve Jones, Corporate Vice President on 30 May 2017
2017 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends: Focused IT Services
A new trend that we expect to see shaking up the market in 2017 is Focused IT Services.   Demand for IT Services firms focused on a particular platform or vertical industry has spurred one of the most active markets in today’s M&A world. We’re seeing renewed interest and interest from buyers we... Click here to read more
Posted by Steve Jones, Corporate Vice President on 10 March 2017
Misalignment: The Internal Deal Killer
As a junior sales manager years ago, I was assigned to be a product specialist on a team charged with managing one of our biggest clients.  In a planning meeting before an on-site visit to the client, I was tasked with the following: “Ensure the customer is completely comfortable with our product... Click here to read more
Posted by Steve Jones, Corporate Vice President on 14 September 2016
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