Our Team

When you put your trust in us you get everything we have to offer.  We work as a team on every transaction.  Our professional experiences are well rounded with deal making, running businesses, investing in entrepreneurs and offering strategic perspectives—they’re all part of our collective DNA.

“Architect Partners helped Skyfire develop our liquidity strategy, communicate the company’s story, prioritize and manage interactions with prospective partners, and negotiate and structure a very complex M&A transaction.  They truly combined the responsiveness of a small firm with a full service approach, executed by the principals with greater skill than we see from bankers with much larger firms.”

Larry Orr

General Parter at Trinity Ventures



View our individual team member info below. Just click on a photo.


Eric F. Risley

Managing Partner

Steven N. Payne

M&A Partner

Tom Brehme

Managing Director

Sobe Lumb

Financial Analyst