SVP, Corporate Development at Ampersand
Frank LaPlaca leads Corporate Development for Ampersand, including spearheading strategic planning and inorganic activities such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate venturing, and strategic alliances. Coming to Ampersand with over two decades of transaction experience spanning a variety of technology-based sectors, Frank began his career on Wall Street covering the technology, media and telecommunications sector as an award-winning research analyst before launching an early stage technology fund investing in high-growth internet, communications infrastructure, and media start-ups. Later, as a Corporate Development Executive, Frank successfully led the strategic transformation of several public companies through M&A activities, strategic partnerships, and diversifying the shareholder base from value to growth-oriented investors. Frank completed the Executive Development Program at Wharton Business School and holds an MBA and BS in Finance from the University of Maryland.