Partner & Managing Director
Zane Tarence, Managing Director of Founders Investment Banking’s Technology Practice, is an experienced investment banker, entrepreneur and recognized expert on the growth and monetization of digital media, internet technology and software companies. Over the past 15 years, Zane has led and completed more than 75 technology deals, including facilitating the sale of some of the largest lead gen Internet businesses in the United States. Before joining Founders, Zane independently and successfully created and sold two technology businesses to publicly-traded companies, resulting in a keen understanding of the traits necessary to build a valuable company and close an exceptional deal. Zane has more than 24 years of experience as an operator, investor and dealmaker in the technology arena. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Zane began his career at IBM, where he learned the intricate workings of the company’s technology ecosystems and managed its Internet consulting practice in the Southeast. Zane has a Masters in Organizational Management from Southern Christian University and received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University in Montgomery. He also hold series 79, 63 and 24 securities licenses.