Neil Shroff is a Managing Director of Orion Capital Group, a middle-market M&A firm. Neil has led transactions in a variety of industries including SaaS, education, healthcare, manufacturing automation, water, hardware, and telecom. He also teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions deal strategy at Stanford. Neil began his business career as a management consultant at SRI International and a smaller firm (now a part of Navigant Consulting) advising pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, and material technology companies on acquisitions and defining and executing on strategic objectives. Following that, he led a turnaround of a portfolio company of private equity group Jefferies Capital Partners. Neil subsequently co-founded (and was head of business development) a manufacturing outsourcing firm selling to commercial vehicle OEMs. He led its growth, acquired two companies and led its sale in 2008. In 2011, Neil co-founded (and was CMO and CFO) an online university, that provides students with Juris Doctorates and legal certificates, which was acquired in 2013. In 2014, Neil became the CEO of a venture-backed startup that provides automated bioinformatics analysis of DNA sequencing data for hospitals to diagnose exact strains of viral and bacterial infections. The company merged with Pathogenomix in 2015. Neil grew up in grew up in Japan and the Bay Area, graduating from Gunn High School in Palo Alto. He graduated from UC San Diego with a BS in Bioengineering.