John Metz is Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Software and Security at Jefferies Technology Investment Banking Division. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Metz focuses primarily on enterprise and cloud software infrastructure with particular focus on cyber security providers.
Mr. Metz has been lead on over 30 technology IPO’s, advised over $200 BN in technology mergers and acquisitions, and over $1 BN in technology private placements in his 25 year career as a technology banker. Mr. Metz has served on the Board of Directors of SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Executives) and has been a frequent lecturer on the subjects of cyber security and enterprise technology trends.
Mr. Metz has worked with and advised companies such as Arista Networks, 3Par, BlueCoat, Cisco, CommVault Systems, Dell, EMC, Gigamon, HP, IBM, Mellanox, Microsoft, Netezza, Optiv, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Qualys, Raytheon, Riverbed, Sailpoint, Sandisk, Symantec, VERITAS Software, VMware and Websense.