Our Team

Bill Snider

Partner

email | 301.358.2694 | 

Bill Snider is a Partner at BroadOak and leads the firm’s growth capital investing activities. Mr. Snider has more than 20 years of institutional investment experience. Prior to BroadOak, he was a general partner and co-founder of Emerging Technology Partners, LLC, a life sciences focused venture capital firm. Prior to ETP he was a vice president and portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price, where his responsibilities included managing $2 billion of mutual fund and institutional client portfolios. Some of Mr. Snider’s past directorships include Alpha Innotech, Molecular Transfer, and Atto Biosciences, and he currently serves on the boards of Astero Bio, BioInformatics, and the MdBio Foundation. He has made more than 30 growth capital investments while at BroadOak, and looks forward to making 30 more.

Bill holds the Chartered Financial Analyst accreditation, and graduated without honors, twice, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania: once to earn a B.S.E. in Finance, and later, an M.B.A. His golf game hasn’t improved in the last 20 years, and he suspects he might be better at tennis. Bill has been dedicated to youth rowing since his daughter entered high school; he discovered his passion for crew when he walked onto the team at Penn.

D. Kyle Wilson

Partner

email | 415.697.1215 | 

Kyle Wilson is a Partner at BroadOak and leads the firm’s M&A advisory activities. With over 20 years of investment banking experience, Kyle’s background includes broad transaction experience in both capital formation and mergers and acquisitions. Kyle joined BroadOak in 2011 and built the firm’s San Francisco office. Prior to BroadOak, Kyle was a Principal at Canaccord Genuity where he led the tools and diagnostics team and completed over $1.4 billion in life sciences transactions. Kyle was also a Vice President at RBC Capital markets where he successfully executed over $700 million in transactions.

Kyle holds a B.S. in Business Administration, a Juris Doctorate and M.B.A., all from the University of Oklahoma.

Lars Hanan

Partner

email | 301.358.2693 | 

Lars Hanan is Partner at BroadOak. With over 20 years of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions experience, Lars Hanan has executed over 100 transactions in a broad range of industries. Prior to BroadOak, Lars built and managed the life sciences advisory business at Mercator Capital. Before joining Mercator Lars headed the M&A Group at ABN AMRO Investment Banking. In addition to heading the U.S. M&A Group, Mr. Hanan was also a member of the firm’s Fairness Opinion Committees and he was also responsible for the firm’s Healthcare M&A practice with particular sector expertise in medical technology and drug discovery tools. Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Lars held senior mergers and acquisitions positions at SG Cowen, Kidder, Peabody and Lehman Brothers where he managed a wide variety of domestic and cross border transactions. Lars currently serves on the board of A&G Pharmaceuticals.

Lars holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Tim Johnson

Partner

email | 301.358.2698 | 

Tim Johnson is a Partner at BroadOak. He has over 25 years of combined private equity, investment banking and financial advisory experience and has served on numerous boards including: LabConnect Inc. (active), BioInformatics Inc. (active), Pathology Inc. and DrugScan, Inc.. Tim was a founder and General Partner of Mt. Weather Capital and prior to BroadOak, he was a founding partner and Managing Director of England & Company, a middle market investment bank located in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group and CIBC World Markets, advising clients on M&A transactions in several industries. Tim also worked in the M&A Group at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. and began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he provided accounting and consulting services.

A Certified Public Accountant, he earned his B.S. in Accounting (magna cum laude) and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Maryland.

Matt McFarland

Vice President

email | 415.697.1216 | 

Matt McFarland is a Vice President at BroadOak. He has over 10 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. Prior to joining BroadOak, he worked for Morgan Stanley’s Capital Strategies Group, an investment banking division focused on middle-market mergers and acquisitions. At Morgan Stanley, Matt was responsible for a variety of sell-side activities including financial analysis, valuation, drafting memoranda and due diligence for transactions in the software, media and energy technology sectors. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. McFarland led business development and sales efforts for AirOcare, Inc., a life sciences start up venture. He was also a financial analyst for Computer Sciences Corporation.

Matt holds a B.A. in Economics from Dickinson College and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Michael Caspani

Vice President

email | 301.358.2696 | 

Michael Caspani is a Vice President at BroadOak, focused on originating, executing, and monitoring direct investments across the capital structure. Prior to joining BroadOak, Michael was a credit analyst at Macquarie Group, and before that an investment banker at GCA Savvian, where he advised growth companies on M&A and capital raising engagements. Previously, Michael was an investment professional at The Gladstone Companies, focused on middle market mezzanine debt and equity financings across a range of industries. Michael began his career as an investment banking analyst in the Leveraged Finance group at Banc of America Securities.

Michael earned a B.S. with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University, and holds an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Daniel Friedman

Senior Analyst

email | 415.697.1218 | 

Daniel Friedman is a Senior Analyst at BroadOak where he is responsible for financial analysis, valuation, drafting of marketing materials and due diligence related to BroadOak’s advisory activities. Prior to joining BroadOak, Daniel worked for Raymond James within the Life Sciences Investment Banking group.

Daniel earned a B.B.A. with concentrations in finance and accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.