Larry is a Managing Director with Diamond State Ventures. He has spent over twenty-five years advising and financing both large publicly traded companies and small private businesses. His experience includes investment banking with PaineWebber in New York, equity syndications with First Chicago Corp. in Chicago, and deal originations with Bank of America (NationsBank) in Dallas. Larry is responsible for all aspects of deal management including deal screening, due diligence, valuation, structuring, negotiation and documentation as well as working with management teams post closing. He has served as President of the Southern Region Board of the Small Business Investor Alliance as well as a National Board Member. Larry graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1987, with a B.S. in Business Administration focusing on the financial management program.