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Brian Kannry

BS '95

Court Square Ventures (Charlottesville, VA)


Brian Kannry joined the Court Square team in 2007, bringing over 12 years of experience in Finance, Technology, and Media. Previously, he held the position of Vice President in Merrill Lynch's Technology Investment Banking group in Palo Alto, California, as well as positions in Capital Markets and Equity Research for JPMorgan. His clients while at Merrill Lynch consisted of both Small Cap and Fortune 500 communications and technology companies, including Oracle, Apple, Hewlett Packard, JDS Uniphase, EDS, and EMC. Mr. Kannry served as Vice President of Business Development for Charlottesville-based startup and online media company Musictoday, in which Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) acquired a majority stake in 2006.


He has authored multiple cases for the MBA program at the University of Virginia's Darden School and earned his BA in Government and International Relations from Cornell University.