Viant Capital is the investment banking and financial advisory services arm of Viant Group. We deliver top quality investment banking and financial advisory services to emerging, high growth companies. Located in San Francisco, our team has a diverse set of backgrounds, including investment banking, corporate law, entrepreneurship, operations and engineering.

Senior Team
Scott Smith,Founder, CEO and Managing Director
ph. (415) 710-0079 LinkedInssmith@viantgroup.com
Mr. Smith is the founder and Managing Partner of Viant Group, a Managing Director of Viant Capital. Mr. Smith also founded Neveric Capital, Viant's predecessor firm, in 1998 and has over twenty-five years of experience in investment banking, corporate law and company operations working primarily with technology, cleantech, media and healthcare companies. Prior to Viant, Mr. Smith was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) where he was responsible for establishing the Silicon Valley office and was the co-head of the technology group. Before CSFB, Mr. Smith spent fifteen years with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro as a Partner where he was responsible for founding the firm’s Silicon Valley venture capital office. Mr. Smith earned a BA from Colorado College and his JD from UC Berkeley.
Stephen Gurney,CFO and Managing Director
ph. (415) 820-6116 LinkedInsgurney@viantgroup.com
Mr. Gurney has over two decades of investment banking and corporate operations experience in a variety of sectors including creative services and technology. Mr. Gurney originates and executes M&A / capital raise transactions and manages manages Viant's finance and operations. Prior to Viant, Mr. Gurney was with Seven Hills Partners and ING Barings (Furman Selz). Prior to graduate school, Mr. Gurney developed systems and embedded software for scientific and telecommunications satellites and consulted for General Electric, Orbital Sciences, Comsat, Com21 and NET. Mr. Gurney earned an MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, from Columbia Business School in New York and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Greg Rivers,Managing Director, Steelhead Advisors
Greg has over fourteen years of technology banking experience and has completed over 60 M&A and public and private equity transactions, totaling over $9 billion in transaction value for Semiconductor, Optical, Communication System, Telecommunication and Software companies. Before founding Steelhead Advisors, Greg was Managing Director in Technology Banking for JMP Securities and responsible for the Semiconductors and Systems Investment Banking Group. Previous to that, Greg was with Robertson Stephens where he headed the Global Semiconductor M&A practice and established the Exclusive Sales M&A Group, which focused on private companies and corporate divestitures in all segment s of technology. Greg began his career at Price Waterhouse and was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Managing Director in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities Silicon Valley Technology practice. Greg earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California.
David Reilly,Managing Director
ph. (203) 682-1880 LinkedIndreilly@viantgroup.com
Mr. Reilly has over twenty years of experience in investment banking with healthcare and medical technology companies. He previously served as Managing Director of Cronus Partners LLC, an investment bank he co-founded in 2004 where he built and led the firm's healthcare/medical practice, representing clients such as Beacon Hospice, Inc., the leading provider of hospice services in New England and Precision Metal Products, Inc., a manufacturer of medical implants for leading orthopedic implant manufacturers. Previously, Mr. Reilly was with The Nassau Group, Inc., where he founded the firm's healthcare practice. Throughout the 1990s, Mr. Reilly provided M&A, corporate restructuring and strategic advisory services primarily to healthcare companies as a partner in Cronus Partners, Inc. He began his investment banking career within Smith Barney's Healthcare Group in the execution of various corporate finance transactions, including initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Reilly earned his MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a BA from the University of Rochester.
Michael Weber,Associate, Steelhead Advisors
ph. (415) 342-8843 mweber@steelheadadvisors.com
Ashwinbalaji Sundaresan,Analyst
ph. (415)-820-6103 asundaresan@viantgroup.com
Daniel McCord,Associate
ph. (203) 682-1881 dmccord@viantgroup.com
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