About Us

The TD Shepherd team has been helping technology companies successfully navigate the maze of corporate finance since 2004, when Paul Ehrhardt and Erik Leus founded Ehrhardt Leus & Associates.

In April 2015, Paul moved into an advisory role; founding director Mike Beunder stepped up to join Erik at the helm, and the company moved forward under a new name.

As seasoned Silicon Valley veterans, we have a deep understanding of the markets we operate in and the setup and parameters for successful transactions. We remain in close contact with our clients’ teams after the deal completes, providing additional services and advice to ensure the company continues along its path of growth and success.


Like its predecessor, TD Shepherd provides a unique blend of corporate finance expertise, hands-on experience with high-tech, high-potential companies, and a rich network of Dutch, European, Asian and US venture funds. Our team — former venture fund partners, serial entrepreneurs, corporate finance and business development VPs, CEOs, and marketing and HR specialists — put a combined century of expertise at our clients’ disposal.


Our clients like working with us because we help them maximize lasting value, well beyond just the dollar amount of the deal. We get into our clients’ mindsets and work as an extension of them, in tight harmony. Clients also appreciate the way we help them savor what is, after all, a very exciting process: the growth of a thriving company.