Paren Knadjian

Practice Leader - M&A and Capital Markets &
Technology Industry Leader

Areas of Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions

Paren Knadjian

Paren is the practice leader of the M&A and Capital Markets group at KROST. He comes with over 15 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt financings. In that time, Paren successfully completed over 50 transactions acting as a both a buy-side and sell-side advisor, as well as a broker/dealer.

Paren also has 15 years of experience as a C-Level executive in several high-tech companies. He has been the CEO/COO of two Software as a Service (SaaS) companies in financial services and new media, and he has been the CFO of several companies in healthcare, marketing, e-commerce and film & television. He co-founded two companies that were successfully sold to trade buyers.

Professional Experience

• KROST (October 2017 – Current)
• Acting CFO & M&A Advisor (2016 – September 2017)
• Principal, Lionfish Advisors (2006 – 2016)
• CEO, Actant (2002 - 2006)
• COO, Proof9 (2001 - 2002)
• Co-founder, New Media Network (1998 - 2001)
• Thomson Reuters (1985 - 1998)


• Series 63 and 82 FINRA Securities Licenses
• Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol, UK
• Royal Merchant Naval School, UK

Professional Affiliations

• Registered Broker/Dealer, FINRA
• Association of Corporate Growth

Extracurricular Activities

• Treasurer, Crossroads School of Arts & Science, Santa Monica

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