Keith Skirbe is a seasoned mergers and acquisitions, strategy and operations professional with over 15 years experience in investment banking and 3 years experience as entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer. Keith is highly passionate about Cybersecurity, having spent the past 10 years working with and advising founders, CEOs and Boards across the Cybersecurity industry.
Keith is a Founding & Managing Director at Momentum Cyber, the premier trusted strategic advisor to the Cybersecurity industry providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored senior-level access from incubation to exit. Keith has extensive M&A transaction experience advising on and executing transactions with ADT, Proofpoint, Mimecast, Juniper Networks, CenturyLink, AVG Technologies and many more.
Prior to Momentum Cyber, Keith was a Founding Member and Director of Momentum Partners, the precursor firm to Momentum Cyber. Prior to Momentum Partners, Keith was a founding member of Bridge Street Advisors, a boutique M&A and strategic advisory firm focused on the Software sector, alongside his former colleagues from Bear Stearns’ Software Investment Banking Group. At Bridge Street, Keith advised and worked with private and public companies on corporate development and M&A initiatives, including corporate / M&A strategy development, M&A transaction execution and pre / post merger integration. Earlier in his career, Keith held investment banking positions at Bear Stearns, FT Partners and SG Cowen. Keith started his career on Wall Street at NationsBank/Bank of America in the Asset-Backed Securitizations and Global Debt Private Placement Groups.
Keith was an entrepreneur and served as Chief Operating Officer of Orbis Payment Services, a merchant services startup. At Orbis, Keith led the company through a significant restructuring, managed an outside salesforce and was responsible for new business development efforts.
Keith earned a BS Finance from Rutgers University. Keith lives in San Francisco with his wife and twin daughters and enjoys food and wine, golf, music, and the outdoors, and is a NY sports fan (Giants, Yankees & Knicks). Keith is a fly fishing enthusiast and enjoys chasing the elusive Steelhead and fishing waters in the Pacific Northwest.