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Pallavi Shah
Senior Vice President

Ms. Shah is a Senior Vice President in Houlihan Lokey’s Tech+IP Advisory practice.

As an industry-recognized thought leader and spokesperson in technology, innovation, and intellectual property, Ms. Shah has focused on helping Fortune 100 companies and their partners monetize their innovations, bring many digital media and security technologies to market, and protect their innovations through the filing of well over 100 patents. Ms. Shah has served as a Board Observer of venture-funded Silicon Valley startups, and has chaired various standards committees, including MPEG4-Java. She is also the inventor of four U.S. patents and has authored and presented multiple technical and business papers.

Previously, Ms. Shah was a Senior Vice President of IP Transactions at Black Stone IP, a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading Tech+IP assets, which was acquired by Houlihan Lokey in 2017. Earlier in her career, she served in various senior management roles at HP for over a decade, including where she monetized HP’s intellectual property through patent sales, technology transfer, channel/partner development, and new business incubations. Before HP, Ms. Shah managed alliances for Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corp.). Prior to Sun, she worked for the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), where she pioneered the world’s first interactive HDTV.

Ms. Shah holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pune and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. She is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, and Marathi.