Ron Lissak

Managing Partner

Ron founded Catapult Advisors in 2001 and specializes in advising CEOs and boards of software and internet companies on their capital raising and M&A strategies (both buy-side and sell-side). Ron has been a frequent speaker on the topics of software M&A and venture capital, and is often quoted in the press on these topics.

Prior to founding Catapult, Ron focused on raising public and private equity for venture-backed growth companies. Most recently, he served as Managing Director and Head of the Private Equity Group at Banc of America Securities (formerly Montgomery Securities). In that position, Ron was responsible for all private equity capital raising activity for Bank of America globally. Previously, Ron was Co-Head of Montgomery Securities’ international division where, for nine years, he and his team assisted public and private venture-backed companies in accessing capital from international institutions. Ron began his business career with Salomon Brothers in New York and London, where he was responsible for raising capital from institutional investors throughout Europe.

Ron lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children. When he’s not in the office, he’s usually in a board meeting for one of the non-profits he is affiliated with or shuttling his kids between lacrosse tournaments, horse shows and rowing regattas.

Ron holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in International Economics and International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

What’s on my phone: LinkedIn, Pandora, Yelp, Words with Friends

Bookmarked websites:, Doodle,, OpenTable

Last vacation: Big Island

Recently read: The Tiger’s Wife, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, Life of Pi