Mr. Grimes has been in the technology investment banking business for 25 years and joined Morgan Stanley in 1995. He has been responsible for hundreds of technology financing and M&A transactions aggregating over $250 billion in value. Mr. Grimes’ clients have included Accenture, Agilent, Akamai, AMD, Atheros, Atmel, Avago, Avaya, Dell, Electronic Arts, EMC, Expedia, Facebook, Google, HP, Infoblox, Ingram Micro, Intel, Jive, LinkedIn, Lucent, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia, Omniture, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, SAIC, SanDisk, Seagate, SuccessFactors, Qualcomm, VeriSign, and Veritas. Mr. Grimes has led IPOs for enterprise technology leaders including Accenture, Agilent, Brocade, Fortinet, Infoblox, NXP, Palo Alto Networks, Jive, Seagate, ServiceSource, Splunk, and Success Factors. He has led IPOs for consumer internet and technology leaders Ancestry.com, Expedia, Facebook, Google, Groupon, LinkedIn, Kayak, Millennial Media, Pandora, SanDisk, and Zynga Mr. Grimes has been involved with dozens of technology M&A transactions, including DoubleClick's sale to Google, Zappos' sale to Amazon, SuccessFactors sale to SAP, Admob's sale to Google, GSI's sale to eBbay, Skype's sale to eBay, Omniture's sale to Adobe, HP’s spin-off of Agilent Technologies, HP's acquisition of 3Com, Dell's acquisition of Perot Systems, EMC's acquisition of Data Domain, and Oracle’s acquisition of Siebel. Mr. Grimes has been recognized by Forbes as the top ranked technology investment banker in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. He was included as the only investment banker in Fortune Magazine's "50 Smartest People in Tech" in 2010, and labeled "Silicon Valley's go-to banker" by the New York Times in 2012. Mr. Grimes holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and has held positions as a communications software engineer at Hughes Aircraft and an information systems engineer at Pacific Bell.