Holland & Knight Welcomes Calvin Cheong as Director of Client Development for the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice
LOS ANGELES (January 16, 2024) – Veteran tech industry business development professional Calvin Cheong has joined the firm as Director of Client Development for the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Mr. Cheong will focus on spearheading strategic initiatives in business development, marketing and branding for the firm's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice and related teams, as well as bolstering the scope of business-related services the firm provides its clients.
Mr. Cheong brings more than 20 years of business development experience, having held top client and business development roles at Goodwin Procter and Cooley. He is well known in the tech industry as a super connector, with a track record for creating deeper synergies between startup and investor communities. In addition to helping grow Holland & Knight's practice, he will be leading a client-focused and personalized program that helps clients identify strategic partners.
"The tech industry is constantly evolving, and we are continuously searching for innovators in this space to help elevate the firm's profile and enhance our client offerings. I am thrilled at the opportunity to be working alongside Calvin once again," said Tim Poydenis, co-head of the firm's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. "His extensive knowledge of the industry, as well as his many connections within the community, will surely strengthen our team's strategies and footprint."
"I am truly excited to become a part of the formidable global law firm that is Holland & Knight," said Mr. Cheong. "Leveraging both the firm's vast resources and my network, I am eager to contribute to the growth of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice."
"We are incredibly excited to bring someone with Calvin's rich background and skill set onto our team," said Jeff Seul, co-head of the firm's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice and chair of the Technology & Telecommunications Industry Sector Group. "Calvin's proven ability to build strong relationships, add value to clients' businesses and make meaningful connections among clients and other key players in the startup ecosystem will undoubtedly benefit our many current startup clients and help us continue to scale this practice, which is a strategic priority for our firm."