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