Lori has managed a wide range of domestic and international transactions including buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, private capital raises and debt financing. She has worked with such companies as Sapient, WPP, IBM, CACI and GXS Inc. She has significant expertise in the marketing services, digital media and technology sectors.
Prior to Diamond, Lori’s experience includes commercial lending and investment banking at Silicon Valley Bank (Palo Alto and London), Grant Thornton UK, Results International and McCracken Advisory Partners. She headed growth efforts within the digital media practice at both Results and McCracken and lead winery investment transactions as a director at Bacchus Capital Management, a private equity fund.
Lori has an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. in Business from California State University, Chico. Lori holds Series 24, 79 and 63 with FINRA.
Outside of work, Lori spends her time mentoring under-privileged high school students in a program called Ambition. She also takes classes in contemporary jazz and ballet dance, plays volleyball and enjoys all outdoor activities.