Mr. Balagot is a seasoned investment banker with approximately 20 years of experience providing both financial and strategic advisory services to a broad array of clients ranging from start-up companies to mature operating companies. Mr. Balagot has successfully completed over 75 corporate finance transactions during his career with publicly announced transaction values totaling over $7 billion. His transaction record includes initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings, private placements, venture placements, mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory assignments. Mr. Balagot joined Dawson James Securities, Inc. in October 2008 opening a West Coast Investment Banking office in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Dawson James, Mr. Balagot had worked for three other Wall Street investment banks. He was a member of Salomon Brothers/Citigroup investment banking teams in New York and London, England from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Balagot returned to the U.S. in 1998 and subsequently joined CIBC World Markets investment banking team in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Balagot left CIBC in 2005 after several successful years to join San Francisco-based boutique investment banking firm Merriman Curhan Ford as a Managing Director where he successfully financed and advised several emerging growth clients during his three year tenure prior to leaving in 2008 to join Dawson James.