Our Market

KippsDeSanto combines entrepreneurial ingenuity, deep industry knowledge, and deal execution expertise to provide customized investment banking solutions to leading middle market, growth-oriented companies.

Our Deep Industry Expertise

Our solutions are focused on the sectors we know—Technology Solutions and Aerospace/Defense. We are recognized for our industry experience, knowledge of sector specific valuation drivers, and long-standing relationships with buyers and investors.


  • Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Machining
  • Aerospace Electronics and Avionics
  • Composites and Aerostructures
  • Engine Components and Subsystems
  • Engineered Components and Subsystems
  • MRO, Data Management, and Logistics Support
  • Support Services and Equipment


  • Biometrics / Entity Resolution
  • C4ISR / Unmanned Systems
  • Defense Electronics/Hardware
  • Logistics and Mission Support
  • Modeling, Simulation and Training
  • Munitions and Tactical Products
  • Platform Components
  • Security and Infrastructure Protection
  • Space Systems / Satellite Communications

Government and Technology Solutions

  • IT / Management Consulting / Professional Services
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Healthcare IT
  • Intelligence Support / Analysis
  • Managed Services / Enterprise Software
  • R&D / Systems Engineering / Integration Services
  • State and Local

Next Generation IT

  • Agile engineering / software development / Dev/Ops
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Cloud / Mobility
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data analytics and visualization
  • Digital services / platforms / User experience
  • High Performance Computing

Client-First Approach

Our senior team has direct involvement with each and every client we serve. Our delivery model is grounded in simplicity and efficiency to facilitate an expedited, collaborative, and results-oriented client experience. We are sensitive to confidentiality concerns and value each and every client relationship for the unique opportunity it presents—for us there is no “off-the-shelf” approach.

Our Senior Team

George “Toby” F. Albright, III


Kevin P. DeSanto

Managing Director

Jamie Graham

Business Development

Stephen Jonas

Vice President

Robert D. Kipps

Managing Director

Marc B. Marlin

Managing Director

Michael J. Misantone

Managing Director

Warren N. Romine

Managing Director

Karl M. Schmidt

Managing Director

Kate Troendle


Brian T. Tunney

Vice President

Jon Yim