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Frank L. “Buz” Walters, Senior Advisor

Buz Walters is a former Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking and Head of Venture Coverage in the Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has over two decades of senior management experience in working with and serving the venture capital community through investment banking. He is an expert in venture capital, private equity, alternative assets, IPO originations, mergers and acquisitions and private wealth management.

Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Walters was a senior advisor and head of Venture Coverage in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. During his eight-year tenure with Goldman Sachs, Walters strategically positioned the firm as a leading provider of investment banking services targeted to private equity firms. Prior to Goldman, Walters was Head of Venture Coverage for Alex.Brown and Sons.

Walters holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He served on the W&L Foundation Board, and was former Board member and President, Youth Tennis Advantage. Buz and his wife Marianne live in Atherton, California.