Dale McIvor

Founding Partner

Deep technology experience including, software development, computer  services ventures, lead M&A role at two NYSE companies, and group executive role for NYSE/LSE tech company with an international mandate. 

Founded and led Southport Partners to become a trusted financial advisor to some of the worlds leading companies, such as IBM, GE, Seimens, Plessey, Gilette and McDonald’s Corporation, as well as many smaller companies.

Two engineering degrees and an MBA from Harvard. 



Katherine Watts

Founding Partner

Principal, M&A, L. F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin; responsible for buy and sell assignments and equity placements for technlogy companies.

Manager, M&A and Planning for Norton Simon.

Merrill Lynch, Corporate Finance and Securities Research.

B.A. Economics, summa cum laude, Washington University, M.B.A. New York University

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David Baskerville

Senior Advisor

Represents Southport Partner’s interests in Asia, especially Japan.

Speaks fluent Japanese, and is member of influential Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and only the second foreigner ever to serve on its Board of Trustees.

Worked in Japan for over thirty years for Weyerhauser and then Seicor.

Holds three Masters degrees, including an MBA from the Harvard Business School

Mathew Veedon


A polo player at Yale, a CPA, a CFO, a strategic consultant, and an investment banker with worldly connections. Mathew can plug you into whatever your business needs, from a sound strategy to a successful transaction.


A. D. Mayes

London Affiliate

Represents Southport Partners in Europe to technology companies and investors

Retired Board member of Plessey Company PLC, a leading London-based tech company traded on the London Stock Exchange and the NYSE, responsible for their corporate development activities.

Leigh Stone

Leigh Stone

Health Care/Pharma Associate

Broadly experienced finance and operating executive focused in the life science and technology industries.

Chief operating and finance officer of LifetecNet

Managing Director and Partner of Ferghana Partners

Managing Director/Country Manager Pfizer Portugal, Pfizer Sri Lanka, other positions in Pfizer Inc.

Price Waterhouse & Co. Audit practice

Lehigh University – BS economics, MBA Finance

Todd Becker

Todd Becker

Media Affiliate

Building successful technology businesses for over twenty years. Successful venture investor (>35% IRR), entrepreneur, management executive, technologist, and board member. Experienced management consultant serving large and small corporations in technology industries. FINRA registered broker (Series 79, 63).

Technology leadership positions at CBS, Sign Storey, NextGen Ventures, Agilent, Texas Instruments, HP.

Advanced degrees in engineering and business from M.I.T.


Arnold Pettis

Middle East Affiliate

Experienced advisor to companies looking to raise capital in the Middle East.

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