Founder Profile

Paul Serotkin

Paul Serotkin is President of Minuteman Ventures LLC, an investment bank he founded in 2002 that focuses on sell-side and buy-side M&A. The firm focuses on working with mid-tier companies, usually highly entrepreneurial and often founder-led. He oversees Minuteman operations and is active in account management on both sell- and buy-side M&A transactions.

Minuteman Ventures specializes in the federal market, encompassing the aerospace, civilian, defense, intelligence and homeland security sectors.

Prior to forming Minuteman Ventures, he established and managed Corporate Development at AverStar, Inc., serving as Vice President during its growth from $120 million to $200 million. AverStar, acquired by Titan Systems in 2000, was a system integrator and IT services firm that supported DoD, EPA, the USPS, PTO and NASA. Paul worked with the Board to create a strategic plan that included an IPO, credit line expansion and acquisitions.

Upon acquisition by AverStar, Paul became CFO and VP, Strategic Planning, for AverCom Corp., a Titan subsidiary. AverCom, which grew seven-fold in 2000, delivered content management, portals and other scalable web-based solutions.

He also managed Corporate Development for Pacer Infotec, Inc., a defense company providing engineering services and producing flight simulators and helicopter navigation systems.

Paul began his career as a Director with the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), a nationally focused policy group for growth companies. He helped to pass the landmark Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program in 1982.

He has served on several company and organization boards, including the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). He currently serves on the New England Chapter Board of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

Paul earned his B.S. degree in accounting from Northeastern University, a M.A. degree in Communications from Boston University, and attended the Graduate School of Business Administration at Northeastern.