MEET THE TEAM
As a Managing Director at JD Merit, Bob Arabian is dedicated to helping other business owners, boards and shareholders create and capture value. As a young entrepreneur, Bob grew his family Chemical business and built the biggest mobile home loan brokerage in the United States; both of which are still active and thriving. Additionally, from serving as a sales executive in several high tech and IT companies in the Valley over the past 15 years, Mr. Arabian has cultivated an extensive network within the Silicon Valley VC and PE communities. Which have enabled him to work on commercial credit deals and capital formation for small startup firms, giving him the expertise and background that adds to the diversification and unique perspectives at JD Merit.
As an entrepreneur and Investment Banker, Bob has developed market expertise in the following areas: Consumer Credit; Real Estate; Lending; Hedge Funds; Alternative Investments; Chemicals; and Service Businesses. Bob Arabian is a Finra registered broker and has built a Bay Area investment banking practice that leverages his contacts in technology and finance, to help his clients fundraise for capital and sell the companies that they have built.
He holds series 82 and 63 licenses and specializes in sell-side M&A, institutional and private debt and equity placements, and assisting select high growth companies in raising capital. Bob graduated from UCLA and went on to attend Santa Clara’s top-ranked Tech MBA Program.