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.
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