Mr. Buchakian has been an investment banker focusing on the IT Services and Business Services sectors since joining The Chesapeake Group in 1993. During that time he has advised clients throughout all phases of the M&A process for numerous transactions ranging from $5 million to $1.3 billion in size, and has also specialized in providing strategic and financial consulting to growing, entrepreneurial companies. Prior to joining Chesapeake, he spent four years as a programmer and systems analyst in the financial services industry, designing and supporting banking applications for Barclay's Bank, PLC and as a consultant with Cap Gemini. Mr. Buchakian was also a research assistant in Economics at Columbia University. He has a BA in Computer Science from Queens College of the City University of New York and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.