Senior Managing Director
Mr. Kernan joined Goldmark Advisers in 2021. He brings 15 years of senior level M&A experience, both buy-side and sell-side, as well capital raising.
Prior to this, Mr. Kernan was co-founder of Indicast, a venture backed software company that developed a range of voice application solutions serving the wireless carrier industry, with clients including AT&T. Mr Kernan was pivotal in the growth of the company and the eventual successful sale to Oracle. Mr. Kernan joined Oracle after they acquired his company
Mr. Kernan’s corporate career began out of college with Motorola Communications where he quickly advanced and then joined General Electric, where he grew market share from 21% to 54% in the Private Radio Division. Mr. Kernan partnered with Citicorp to pursue a management buyout to acquire the $700M Private Systems Division from then Ericsson/GE, which was the beginning of his transition from corporate executive to investment banker.
His corporate, MBO and venture start-up experience led him to pursue a successful Investment Banking career, focusing on a range of industries including aerospace, industrials, wireless, automotive, medical device, and renewables. He also has expertise in SPAC structures, advising on both formation and negotiating business combinations. He has advised both US and international clients across multiple industries, on over fifty transactions, ranging in value from $10M to $300M.
David graduated from Eastern WA State University with a degree in business. For the last 8 years he has passionately pursued high altitude mountaineering. He has climbed nine mountains over 14,000’.