Ivan Smiljanic

Partner

After racing in the 2000 Olympics for Serbia, Ivan was recruited by the University of California at Berkeley to join their National Championship rowing team. In 2005, Ivan graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science.

Upon graduation, Ivan invested over 15 years in San Francisco’s tech scene. It was where Ivan honed his client service skills at Riverbed Technologies, where he worked directly with clients and local innovation partners to drive business in enterprise market segments across the United States. Applying his industry leading experience in technology services and sales, Ivan joined IPG as a partner to support in the leadership of IPG’s brokerage services platform.

Ivan is on the Executive Board of Northern California Olympians, and he is the Director of Rowing Relations at UC Berkeley. He is also on the board of “Friends of Cal Crew” organization, an affiliate of the University of California at Berkeley. He is responsible for the financial and organizational support of UC Berkeley’s Rowing Team. Additionally, he serves on the board and is an active member of the Serbian Entrepreneurs Society of San Francisco.

With the spirit of an Olympian, Ivan proves that success takes great passion, not just a mild interest, and he applies this dedication each day in leading the IPG brokerage team and serving their clients.

Ivan is an active athlete, and to this day still enjoys rowing, cycling, and running. He lives in San Mateo with his wife Diana and their two young children, Stefan, and Sofia.

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Biography

After racing in the 2000 Olympics for Serbia, Ivan was recruited by the University of California at Berkeley to join their National Championship rowing team. In 2005, Ivan graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science.

Upon graduation, Ivan invested over 15 years in San Francisco’s tech scene. It was where Ivan honed his client service skills at Riverbed Technologies, where he worked directly with clients and local innovation partners to drive business in enterprise market segments across the United States. Applying his industry leading experience in technology services and sales, Ivan joined IPG as a partner to support in the leadership of IPG’s brokerage services platform.

Ivan is on the Executive Board of Northern California Olympians, and he is the Director of Rowing Relations at UC Berkeley. He is also on the board of “Friends of Cal Crew” organization, an affiliate of the University of California at Berkeley. He is responsible for the financial and organizational support of UC Berkeley’s Rowing Team. Additionally, he serves on the board and is an active member of the Serbian Entrepreneurs Society of San Francisco.

With the spirit of an Olympian, Ivan proves that success takes great passion, not just a mild interest, and he applies this dedication each day in leading the IPG brokerage team and serving their clients.

Ivan is an active athlete, and to this day still enjoys rowing, cycling, and running. He lives in San Mateo with his wife Diana and their two young children, Stefan, and Sofia.

IPG has been an ideal partner for Lilac as we scaled our R&D and manufacturing operations in Oakland over the last few years. IPG was by our side when we leased our very first space with only 1,500 sf. As we grew, they helped us transition into our next 14,000 sf space and then into our current 100,000 sf facility. Beyond helping us to find new spaces, they also helped us with finding subtenants to cover the remaining term of our smaller spaces. The IPG team has been a pleasure to work and has worked closely with us to understand our needs at each stage.

Dave Snydacker CEO, Lilac Solutions

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