Richard Sherlund

Partner, Advisory
San Francisco

Mr. Sherlund is a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners in the Advisory business and is located in San Francisco. He is a leading authority in the computer software industry. He is driving the Firm’s coverage of software clients, as well as developing a broader technology franchise with his Advisory Partners to assist clients across all industries as digital transformation redefines their businesses.

Mr. Sherlund’s background includes 25 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a Partner Managing Director, Head of the Technology Research Group and a leading software industry analyst – ranked as the #1 software industry analyst by Institutional Investor for 17 consecutive years. He was involved in the initial public offerings of many of the industry’s leading companies and has long been a strategic adviser to companies positioning themselves for upcoming new platforms of computing. Over the past several years Mr. Sherlund has focused on the digital transformation of enterprises, IoT and machine learning and the upcoming platform shift from systems of record and systems of engagement to a new generation he characterizes as systems of prediction.

Mr. Sherlund received a Bachelor of Science, with honors, and a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University. Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant in California.