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2015

Top 30 Family Office Investors In Venture Capital

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Family Offices maintain and grow the assets of the world's wealthy. Their investment teams are typically a cadre of high-caliber money managers whose actions are minimally regulated and shrouded in secrecy. Trusted Insight is shining a light on this reclusive bunch. Here are the top 30 investors putting billions in private wealth to work in venture capital. Hear from a single-family office at Trusted Insight Alpha Conference 2017.  
Chris joined Pritzker Group Venture Capital in 1996 and has served as its Managing Partner since 1998. During this time, he has led the organization and capital formation for four technology venture funds and has led or overseen investments in more than 100 companies. For more than 17 years, Chris has assisted management teams in building businesses, including helping guide strategy, execution and overall value creation, and optimizing liquidity events. As an active investor and board member, Chris works closely with companies providing general management, finance and operational assistance. Show more
Ira Perlmuter is the managing director of T5 Equity Partners, a single family office. He is the head of all direct private equity and venture capital investing. Show more
Stefan Schaffhauser is the executive director of Aeris Capital Advisors, a single family office.  Show more
Ed Zysik is the director of Mousse Partners, a single family office. Show more
Rupert Swallow is the managing partner at Capsicum and is responsible for oversight of the asset allocation model, managing relationships with Capsicum's third party advisors and for the private equity portfolio. Show more

Marquez is a director of Rosewood Private Investments, a single family office. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, he led the control investment efforts of Capital Southwest Corporation, a publicly traded investment firm. Previously, Marquez was with the private equity firms Covalent Capital and SKM Growth Investors, and in Goldman Sachs' high technology investment banking practice.

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Cameron Chartouni is the chief Investment officer of Acropolis Capital, a London-based family office that manages the assets of a single family. Cameron established Acropolis Capital in 1999 and has been responsible for building out its asset allocation, manager selection and risk management capabilities over this time.

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Hans Peter Kunz is the assistant director of the Landert Family Office, which has offices in Switzerland and Germany. Show more
Mark Pattis is the chief executive officer of Next Chapter Holdings, which manages investments of the Pattis family. Show more
Michael Kim has been the head of investments at Vatera Holdings, a family office, since September 2014. Show more
Mike Ward is the director at Lurie Investments, a family office managing the wealth of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie family. He has held this position since 2009. Show more
Sharaf Yamani is an investment manager at Windlesham Advisors, a single family office. Show more

KC Krieger is a director at Broad Family Office, a multi-family office located in California that specializes in minority equity investments and majority equity investments. KC invests in Series C & later startups, non-startup growth companies and established middle market companies. Sectors of focus include finance and real estate.

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Mr. Hay joined Mantucket Capital in 2008, and leads the firm’s portfolio company management activities. Prior to joining Mantucket, Mr. Hay spent over 25 years in senior-level, multi-unit business management in the retail, restaurant, business services and technology industries. Show more

Based in London, Timothy Fritzinger is a director at Alta Advisers. Timo joined Alta in October 2011 following five years at FLAG Capital Management, a US-based fund of funds. Prior to that, he worked as a research consultant with Cambridge Associates and as an acquisitions analyst with Hancock Timber Resource Group. Timo is a CFA charterholder.

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Ronn Loewenthal is senior vice president at Iconiq Capital, a global multi-family office in San Francisco. Prior to Iconiq, Mr. Loewenthal was managing director at Loewenthal Capital Management. Show more

John Allen

Chief Investment Officer

Aspiriant

John joined Aspiriant in 2013 as chief investment officer. As CIO, John is primarily responsible for leading the firm’s overall investment strategy & research group, broadly consisting of twelve investment professionals. The group is responsible for asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection and risk management. John is also the chair of the firm’s investment committee and serves on a number of other committees. He has nearly twenty years of experience in investment management, investment banking, corporate finance advisory and business strategy consulting. Prior to joining the firm, John was a senior member of the client service team at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo (“GMO”), which manages approximately $115 Billion across a wide-range of public equities, fixed income, hedge funds and asset allocation funds. In that role, John had primary responsibility for 80 clients and $6.5B in assets under management.

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Tom Watts founded Watts Capital Partners and leads both its wealth management and investment banking activities. Tom addresses the unique needs of each of our clients by leveraging his background in wealth management, investment research, investment banking, and as a business owner. As portfolio manager, Tom launched the Watts Capital Partners investment program in 2003 and founded the firm officially in 2008.

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Damon Ball is chief investment officer at Grace Family Office. Mr. Ball is responsible for overseeing and managing private equity, venture capital and special situations direct investment program, with a primary focus on increasing new investment activity, as well as overseeing an existing portfolio of direct investments for a multi-generational family office with significant investments under management. Show more
Richa is managing director of Altamount Capital UK Ltd. Prior to this, she was the co-founder and executive director, at Altamount Capital Management India where she was responsible for developing the offering for Altamount Capital, which is India's first independent and dedicated Multi Family Office. Show more

Eric Halff

Executive Director

Arkion

Eric founded Arkion SA, a multi-family office, in 2001. In his early career he worked for Coopers & Lybrand in both Geneva and London, before managing the internal audit division of Cantrade Bank, an affiliate of UBS. In 1993, Eric was appointed director and CEO of Abacus Conseil and Expertise Comptable SA, the family office of one of Switzerland’s leading families, with extended responsibilities for investment and tax structures.

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Xavier has managed the assets and investments of his own family since the early 90s. With the intention of creating a company to meet all the asset needs that his own family had to face more than two decades ago, he founded Cluster Family Office in December of 2007.  Show more

Michael is a founding member and managing director of Constellation Wealth Advisors LLC with over 21 years of experience in financial services and wealth management. He is a member of the firm's Investment Committee which oversees and provides asset allocation guidance for Constellation's clients and is charged with seeking out timely opportunities across capital markets.

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As chief investment officer, Prateek is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, recommending, monitoring and reporting on both alternative and traditional investments. He manages relationships with high net worth clients, institutional investors, and traditional/alternative (hedge funds, private equity and real assets) money management firms.

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William Harris

Group Managing Director

Folio Group

William Harris ACCA is the managing director of Folio Admin. William acquired a solid base of technical expertise and a keen appreciation of client requirements from his experience over more than a decade in a variety of positions within the fund administration industry.  Show more
Mirko Visco is co-founder and managing partner at Generation Alfa SA Wealth & Family Office Services. CIO and expert in the corporate high-yield and emerging market bonds. Generation ALFA is a Swiss Independent Wealth Management company advising & managing the assets Private and Institutional clients. Show more

Steven Skancke

Chief Investment Officer and Client Director

Keel Point Advisors

As chief investment officer, Steven Skancke enables Keel Point Senior Wealth Advisors to develop client portfolios and investment strategies to work towards meeting their life, family, wealth, and investment goals. He oversees asset allocation, portfolio construction, investment policy, and manager selection decisions. He also works directly with several clients to develop and implement innovative investment strategies.

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Mr. Flynn joined Bregal in 2004 from Deutsche Asset Management, the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank, a leading global financial service provider, where he was global head of the private equity funds group. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Flynn worked at the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection and wealth management, where he founded and managed its €1 billion global private equity fund of funds business. His investment experience also includes developing investment fund joint ventures for Den norske Bank, Norway's largest financial services firm, arbitrage investing for First City Financial, and leveraged buyout work for Kelso & Company in New York.

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Richard Borowy

Director of Alternative Investments

Pitcairn Financial Group

Richard E. Borowy is director of alternative investments. Rich has over 26 years of industry experience. As the director of alternative investments at Pitcairn, he is responsible for overseeing all alternative managers on the investment platform including manager selection, due diligence, and monitoring. In addition, Rich manages the Pitcairn Alternative Investment Fund and Pitcairn Private Equity Fund and conducts alternative investment product research and portfolio management for these funds. As a member of the Investment Strategy committee and the Due Diligence committee, Rich plays an important role in Pitcairn’s investment decision-making process. Before assuming his current role, Rich was a Senior Equity Analyst at Pitcairn, responsible for researching and analyzing private investment opportunities.

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