Martin D. Wolf

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Decades of experience working for you.

Martin D. Wolf

Founder and Managing Partner

Marty has been involved in more than 250 IT M&A transactions during the last 26 years, creating over $6billion in value. In addition to his responsibilities as founder and managing partner of the firm, he actively manages our largest transactions, Marty has been directly involved in the divestiture of eight Fortune 500 divisions, and closed transactions in over 25 countries in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. Marty also acts as counselor and trusted advisor to CEOs of select IT firms. He has advised on take-private strategies and corporate carve-outs, as well as defended firms in hostile tender offers.

From 1989-94, Marty served as President of the Franchise and Distribution Division of ComputerLand Corporation, a $1-billion plus franchiser of computer resellers. He became executive vice president at Merisel, the second largest public IT distributor, from 1994-96. While President at martinwolf, Marty founded MergerTech, where he was Chairman from 2009 – 2017.

Marty is a recognized influencer in the IT industry and has spoken at several international conferences on M&A in the mid-market technology space. In June 2016 he was a panelist with other senior bankers from seven countries speaking about cross-border M&A at an international investment banking conference hosted by Clairfield International in Amsterdam. He has twice been a keynote speaker at the China International Software and Information Service Fair in Dalian, China, speaking on The China IT Syndrome and “A Perspective on Global IT M&A for Chinese Companies,” respectively. He also gave the keynote address at two conferences sponsored by the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) in Bangalore. Previously, Marty was the keynote speaker for HP American Partners Conference on the topic “A Wall Street View of The Channel & Channel Partners” in Las Vegas and also spoke for the AmCham Shanghai IT Industry Committee in Shanghai, China.

Additionally, Marty has been a featured speaker and panelist at Brand Tech Forum, CRN Roundtable, Software Publishers Association, VARBusiness Roundtable, Information Technology Alliance, Sun Microsystems Partner conferences, the ASP Channel Conference, CA World, and the Service Industry Association. For nearly three years, he wrote a biweekly column entitled “Eye on Investments” for CRN, a CMP Media publication. Today, Marty has rejoined CRN as a periodic columnist and is an expert blogger whose work appears on LinkedIn and in Yahoo! Finance. He has also been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, FortuneMarketWatch, and Business Insider.

Marty graduated from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and is a FINRA-registered broker.

Marty founded martinwolf in 1997.

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