Paul Vander Vort
Paul Vander Vort

Paul Vander Vort

Managing Director
  • Technology

Q & A

“An effective advisory relationship should begin long before a transaction process commences; providing client counsel, guidance and advice as they consider their strategic options and determine the optimal time to transact.”

  • Q: Trust. Experience. Independence. Results. What does this mean to you?

    It means being a complete advisor to my client by bringing relevant, recent transaction experience, as well as market familiarity, to achieve the absolute best outcome: best price, best terms and best buyer. In some cases, the best outcome may be doing no transaction or waiting, and a trusted, experienced and independent advisor should be able to recognize those situations.

  • Q: What drives you?

    Being an advocate for my client, deal momentum and finding solutions to keep transactions on track.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?

    Disciplined business models, disruptive technologies/solutions, entrepreneurial confidence and achieving rewarding results for risk-takers.


Paul has more than 20 years of experience working with technology companies, with specific focus on the HR, e-Learning, Compliance, Legal/Tax and Public Safety market segments. Paul specializes in sell side M&A and growth capital financings.

Paul brings a broad base and very relevant expertise to client engagement, drawing upon transactional experience from years as a former corporate development executive, member of large investment bank and M&A lawyer.

He has deep transactional experience and domain expertise; understanding deal components / drivers / processes from the perspectives of both buyers and sellers.


Paul Vander Vort is a Managing Director at Cascadia Capital with deep expertise in the Technology sector. Paul brings more than 20 years of deal experience to the firm, having worked on more than 50 mergers, acquisitions and financings in his career; the vast majority of them involving technology companies.

At Cascadia, Paul focuses on M&A and growth equity financing opportunities. His areas of expertise include technology companies serving the HR, e-Learning, Compliance, Legal/Tax and Public Safety market segments.

Paul came to Cascadia from Marks Baughan & Co., where he was a Managing Director. Prior to Marks Baughan, he was at Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI), where he headed M&A for Thomson’s $3.0 billion-plus Legal Division. Earlier in his career, Paul was a Director in the Technology Group at RBC Capital Markets and prior to that, he was an attorney practicing M&A, securities and corporate law with the firms of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London) and Stinson Leonard (Minneapolis).

Paul holds a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Amherst College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Trust. Experience. Independence. Results.

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