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April 17, 2002 Networking Dinner:

"Acquisition: Strategies for a Successful Exit"


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The Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange ("Texchange") cordially invites you to its Austin Technology Entrepreneurs’ Dinner and Round-Table Discussion.


6:00 p.m. Cocktails (cash bar) with our Special Guests

6:45 p.m. Dinner and Round-Table Discussion

8:00 p.m. Q&A/Open Discussion


Sponsored by Arthur Andersen



Stephen F. Austin Hotel

701 Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701



Kirill Tatarinov

Former CTO and Vice President of Corporate Development

BMC Software


Dinner fee is $30.00 for entrepreneur members, $45 for non-entrepreneur members and $60.00 for non-members. 

An entrepreneur is a president, CEO or founder of a company or any management personnel from a company that is not a standard service provider (attorney,

accountant, advertising, software development, web hosting, etc.). 


-Fixed menu, dinner, dessert included. Cash Bar available.

Online registration is now available! Click here to register!

You may also register by phone by calling: Bo Armstrong at 512.341.3705

Reservations require payment by credit card. Cancellations greater than three business days from the event will be honored and a credit towards the next Texchange dinner will be issued. Cancellations less than three business days from the event will be honored; however, no credits or refunds will be issued. Replacements will always be honored.

Texchange reservations are processed by 123Signup. As a result, charges on your credit card statement will be from 123Signup, not Texchange.



Kirill Tatarinov
Former CTO and Vice President of Corporate Development, BMC Software


Kirill Tatarinov is an independent consultant in the areas of enterprise software, technology M&A; and advanced research. Mr. Tatarinov is involved with several privately held companies as a board member and advisor. He is also providing strategy-consulting services in the areas of Enterprise Management. Additionally, Mr. Tatarinov serves as an advisor to BMC Software’s CEO and President.

Mr. Tatarinov served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for BMC Software, Inc. from October 2000 through January 2002. In this role, Tatarinov was focused on driving the company’s technical vision and strategy including common technology platforms. He was also responsible for four of the company’s business units including Enterprise E-business, Performance and Network Management. Mr. Tatarinov was a key member of BMC’s senior executive team reporting directly to the CEO.

Prior to this position, he was the vice president of corporate development for BMC Software where he was responsible for merger and acquisition, strategic planning and advanced research activities. Under his leadership, BMC completed eight strategic acquisitions including New Dimensions, LTD. ($650M cash transaction, Israel) and Boole&Babbage;, Inc. ($950M stock transaction). Tatarinov was also responsible for PATROL business for BMC Software from 1994-1997, building this business from the ground up to over $100M in revenues in 1997.

Tatarinov was co-founder, chief architect and the head of research and development for Patrol Software, Pty. Ltd. in Sydney, Australia from 1991 through 1994. Patrol Software was the original developer of the industry leading PATROL product. Prior to co-founding Patrol Software in 1991, Tatarinov held positions with several computer and networking companies.

Tatarinov holds a Masters Degree in Computers from the Moscow University of Transport Engineering (MIIT) and a MBA from Houston Baptist University.

In January 2002, Computerworld named Mr. Tatarinov one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders.


Discussion Leaders


Gene Albert - CEO, VidBook
Walter Bissex - Senior Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski 
Jim Hammock - Chairman, Hire.com
David Jemison, Ph.D. - Foster Parker Centennial Professor Of Finance And Management, UT
Matt Lyons - Partner, Brobeck
Mark Mai - Partner, Thompson & Knight
John Reece - former CFO, Tantau Software
Gary Reynolds - former CEO, Starlink
Elaine Wetmore - CEO, Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation

Suggested Reading:

The Art of Acquisition

Not All M&As Are Alike - And That Matters

Mergers & Acquisitions Report

ITWorld Mergers and Acquisitions




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