Chris Bulger

Managing Partner

Leader of Bulger Partners strategy consulting, investment banking and investing businesses, working with client tech companies and investors to help maximize value.

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Professional Expertise

Board & CEO Advisory, Tech Strategy, Leading Transactions: M&A, Capital Raising, & Restructuring.

Sector Expertise

As an advisor, investor and engineer, Chris has deep experience in Software (SaaS, Fin Tech, Eng/PLM, HIT, Infrastructure, Marketing), Tech Services, Mobile, Digital Media, Comm Services as well as financial services.

Background

Chris is the Managing Partner of Bulger Partners, where he is the leader of the firm’s international strategy consulting, investment banking and growth equity activities. Chris is responsible for setting the firm’s strategic direction, managing the P&L and establishing the culture. In addition, he is the Managing Partner of the firm’s investment affiliate Bulger Capital Partners.

Chris plays an active role in the investment banking practice. He leads transactions and advises both public and private companies on M&A, re-capitalization and financing engagements.  Chris brings experience as lead adviser on over 150 transactions and has led the firm’s recently announced M&A deals such as the sale of Capsule Tech to Qualcomm and the sale of Mobile HeartBeat to HCA.

For over three decades, Chris has been successful as an adviser, investment banker and investor in tech companies at all stages. He has advised early stage companies and established global leaders such as e*Trade, PayPal and Qualcomm. He has active expertise in a number of tech sectors including Healthcare IT, Ad-Tech and Marketing Automation, Infrastructure Software and Fin-Tech.

Prior to founding Bulger Partners, Chris was a senior partner with Robertson Stephens, where he was an active investment banker and member of the Management and Compensation committees of the firm.  He has also worked as a strategy consultant and as systems engineer.

Chris is currently a member of the board of Offerpop and the BELL Foundation. He received a BS in Engineering from Boston University and his MBA from Yale University.

Advisory Highlights

➢ Public Offerings for ADS, Cognizant, eTrade, HotJobs, Knight Trading, Predictive Systems
➢ M&A transactions for Canon, e*Trade, Jack Henry, IBM, Newmont, Tallan, HealthcareSource, CapsuleTech
➢ Private Placements for Cisco, ID Technology, Rocket Software, Tongal, Travcorp
➢ Investments in Capsule Tech, Healthcare Source, OfferPop, PayPal

CV Highlights

➢ Current Boards: Capsule Technology, OfferPop, BELL Foundation
➢ Robertson Stephens – MD, Management & Comp Committee
➢ JP Morgan (Chemical) – VP M&A, Restructurings, Syndications
➢ BB&G Consulting – Principal – Lean Process Design & Management
➢ Racal MegaPulse – Systems Engineer
➢ Boston University, BS Engineering
➢ Yale University, MBA

Do you have what it takes to be part of our team? Visit our Careers page to search opportunities or send your resume to careers@bulgerpartners.com.