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Board Member

Robert Kipps

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Bob Kipps has over 20 years of experience in providing transaction advisory and financial consulting services to aerospace/defense and technology firms. He has provided transaction advice to more than 50 firms, including:



Prior to founding KippsDeSanto & Co. in 2007, Bob was Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey’s Washington DC office, and a leader of its Aerospace Defense Government industry group. He was also with Peterson Consulting and Tucker Alan, where he advised aerospace/defense, engineering, construction, and technology companies.

Bob was recognized as the Dealmaker of the Year – Investment Banker by the Association for Corporate Growth’s National Capital Chapter. He is on the Board of Directors of Information Systems Laboratories, Inc., Easter Seals of the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, and is a past member of the Advisory Board for the McIntire School of Commers at the University of Virginia. Bob is a frequent speaker on mergers and acquisitions involving aerospace/defense and technology firms and often provides market commentary to The Washington Post, GovConExec, Washington Business Journal, WashingtonExec, and Washington Technology, among others.

Bob received his B.S. in Commerce, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. He is registered with FiNRA as a General Securities Registered Representative and Principal (Series 7, 63, 24, and 79).