About Us

As fellow entrepreneurs, we recognize what you've built. You've sacrificed unconditionally and logged thousands of hours to create a valuable business that will thrive under new ownership. It's our job to identify buyers who will satisfy the economic building blocks of a deal, honor their commitments, and provide an environment for you and your employees to continue prospering.

Leadership

It's said that leadership isn't about titles, positions, or flow charts. It's about one person guiding another. At IT ExchangeNet, we guide sellers through a process backed by proven results. Lead by an entrepreneur who has founded, acquired, and sold three technology businesses during the last 25 years, IT ExchangeNet's leadership team has the subject matter expertise to connect qualified buyers with middle-market clients seeking the sale of their IT-enabled businesses.​​

Throughout the last 20 years, clients have described our team as trusted, strategic, persistent dedicated, experienced, savvy, flexible, disciplined, thorough, and communicative.

We couldn't be more proud.

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TIM
MUELLER
President & Founder

Tim leads all strategic growth initiatives for IT ExchangeNet.

 

Prior, he was a principal with martinwolf, one of world's leading IT advisory firms. From 2005 - 2011, Tim was CEO of Phylogy, a Silicon Valley tech startup offering groundbreaking broadband technology to telephone carriers around the world. By 2010, Phylogy was ranked 243rd on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in the United States. The company was acquired by Actelis Networks in March 2011.

In the early 90s, Tim capitalized on the Internet's growing commercial applications as co-founder and CEO of Vantage One Communications, where he and his team accomplished numerous "firsts" by uniting non-linear communications with the untapped muscle of the worldwide web. While at Vantage One, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by USA TODAY / NASDAQ / Ernst & Young and received the Pillar Award for community service from the Small Business Network. After expanding his firm nationally, martinwolf sold Vantage One in November 1999.

In between Vantage One and Phylogy, Tim turned to public service as Cleveland, Ohio's Deputy Mayor / Chief Development Officer, leading initiatives in city planning, building and housing, and economic development that resulted in over $1 billion of development throughout the region.

 

A life-long musician, Tim serves on the Boards of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame & Museum (where he Chairs its Technology Committee), DigitalC (a civic tech collaboration in Northeast Ohio), and Union Home Mortgage. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton.

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AMANDA

HAWS

Marketplace

Director

Amol Rathi has vast experience in the areas of investment research, strategy formulation, business management related consultancy.

Before joining ITX, Amol was director at Transact Global Mergers and Acquisition, a Los Angeles based investment bank. Transact was focused on Indo-US transaction in technology space and Amol was spearheading Transact's India operations for five years.  Prior to that, Amol was Vice President at Gulf Equity, Los Angeles based business consulting firm.

Previously, Amol was working as an AVP for Copal Partners, Delhi based investment bank. He also worked at SG Analytics, a Pune based equity research and transaction services company for three years. Previously, Amol was an Investment Consultant for Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. He was one of the founding members of the Commodity Desk in Pune region.

More recently, Amol has been involved in fundraising and M&A consulting for private as well as public companies globally.

Amol has expertise in various stages of transaction from screening to overlooking due diligence, managing expectations of all stake holders and finally negotiation in the area of M&A advisory. He has a BS in General Science and holds an MBA with major in Finance from University of Pune. Amol resides in Pune, India.

Amanda leads seller relations as Marketplace Director and manages all operations for IT ExchangeNet. In addition, Amanda is also the Executive Assistant to IT ExchangeNet's CEO Tim Mueller.

Prior to joining IT ExchangeNet, Amanda worked at The Riverside Company, a private equity firm with more than $7 billion in assets under management. There, she supported 15 private equity professionals on the Micro-Cap team. Before joining Riverside, Amanda managed and supported legal cases and operations for 10 years at the offices of a Cleveland-area law firm. During that time, her work was comprised of on-the-clock professional client services, managing multi-million dollar settlements.

In her community, Amanda serves as the Treasurer to Sister2Sister, a non-profit organization that supports homeless women in the City of Cleveland. Her strong managerial and operational skills have helped Sister2Sister accomplish its financial goals and organizational objectives.

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AMOL

RATHI

Director,

New Business Development, India

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MATTHEW
PUTZULU
COO

Matthew leads all operations for IT ExchangeNet.

Also a Vice President at martinwolf, Matthew has advised in both buy- and sell-side transactions across multiple countries, often leading the day-to-day transaction process. He has worked with a range of clients both public and private including Fortune 500 firms, global solution providers and recognized software and services leaders⁠—particularly in the managed services space and the Microsoft partner ecosystem. In addition to managing M&A transactions, Matthew led various initiatives to strengthen the martinwolf brand.

Previous transactions include CSC (now DXC)’s acquisition of eBECS, Buchanan Technologies’ investment by Lightview Capital, and the combination of Grade A Technologies and Convergence Networks in partnership with Riverside Partners.

 

He is a FINRA-registered broker and currently an M.B.A. candidate at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Matthew also holds a B.A. with Honors in History with a concentration in Economic History from Berkeley.

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MARTY
WOLF
martinwolf Managing Partner & Founder

Marty has been involved in more than 180 IT M&A transactions during the last 20 years, creating over $5 billion in value. In addition to his responsibilities as managing partner and founder of the firm, he actively manages transactions, has been directly involved in the divestiture of eight Fortune 500 divisions, and closed transactions in over 20 countries in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. Marty also acts as counselor and trusted advisor to CEOs of select IT firms. He has advised on take-private strategies and corporate carve-outs, as well as defended firms in hostile tender offers.

 

From 1984-94, Marty served as President of the Franchise and Distribution Division of ComputerLand Corporation, a $1-billion plus franchiser of computer resellers. He became executive vice president at Merisel, the second largest public IT distributor, from 1994-96. While President at martinwolf, Marty founded MergerTech, where he was Chairman from 2009 – 2017.

 

Marty is a recognized influencer in the IT industry and has spoken at several international conferences on M&A in the mid-market technology space. In June 2016 he was a panelist with other senior bankers from seven countries speaking about cross-border M&A at an international investment banking conference hosted by Clairfield International in Amsterdam. He has twice been a keynote speaker at the China International Software and Information Service Fair in Dalian, China, speaking on The China IT Syndrome and “A Perspective on Global IT M&A for Chinese Companies,” respectively. He also gave the keynote address at two conferences sponsored by the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) in Bangalore. Previously, Marty was the keynote speaker for HP American Partners Conference on the topic “A Wall Street View of The Channel & Channel Partners” in Las Vegas and also spoke for the AmCham Shanghai IT Industry Committee in Shanghai, China.

Marty graduated from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and is a FINRA-registered broker.

 

Marty founded martinwolf in 1997.

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