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2016

Top 30 LP Rising Stars In Venture Capital

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Trusted Insight's ranked list of The Top 30 LP Rising Stars In Venture Capital is all about looking into the future. These directors, managers and principals are the next generation of chief investment officers who fund the fortune 500 companies of tomorrow. Introducing the Top 30 LP Rising Stars In Venture Capital. Hear from top chief investment officers and directors investing in venture capital at Trusted Insight Alpha Conference 2017.

Edward Lindqvist serves as investment manager and personal family advisor at HMP Family, a single-family office located in Sweden. Previously, Lindqvist was chairman of Handels Capital Management and was a squad chief in the Swedish Armed Forces. Lindqvist holds degrees from Harvard University, Göteborgs Universitet and Chalmers University of Technology.

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Alan Chang is a partner and managing director at Capricorn Investment Group. He oversees Capricorn’s Asia and emerging markets portfolio and global venture portfolio. Prior to Capricorn, Chang worked at DFJ New England, managing early-stage venture investments, and Montgomery Securities (now Banc of America Securities), advising technology companies on corporate finance. Chang received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Duke University, graduating cum laude with a triple major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Art History. He is a CFA charter holder.

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Michael Cichowski is managing director at Daher Ventures, the U.S. affiliate of Daher Capital. He focuses on venture capital and growth equity fund and direct investments. Previously, Michael spent over seven years at growth equity firm Edison Partners. Michael holds a BS from Rutgers University and MS from Columbia University.

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Mike Haggerty is the managing director of The Hillman Company, a family office based in Pittsburgh, PA. Haggerty holds a degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Joseph May is managing principal of Graham Partners. May, along with the other managing principals, shares responsibility for all major aspects of Graham Partners’ investment process, including investment sourcing, structuring, and exiting, as well as working closely with portfolio companies to build lasting value. Prior to joining Graham Partners, May worked for Murray, Devine & Company and for Price Waterhouse in its Management Consulting and Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practices. May earned his BS from Drexel University, and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jeff Chung is the Principal of AME Cloud and focuses on AME Cloud’s investment and portfolio activities. Prior to AME Cloud, Jeff covered growth technology investments in software and internet at Silver Lake. Jeff earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelors from UC Berkeley.

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Kai Linde

Senior Investment Manager

Extorel

Kai Linde serves as senior investment manager at Extorel, a single-family office.

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Thomas Berchtenbreiter is the investment director of BTV Capital.

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Ms. Roush joined Brandywine Group Advisors as an investment director in 2013. Previously, Ms. Roush served as a vice president at LS Power Equity Advisors, a private equity firm focused on the power industry. Ms. Roush began her career at J.P. Morgan, where she was an investment banking analyst. Ms. Roush graduated (magna cum laude) from Wellesley College. She is a CFA charterholder.

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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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Daniel Carter is the investment director at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, serving Saudi Aramco’s corporate venturing activities. He has financed energy companies --venture and mature-- since the 1990's with a proven track record of exits and IPOs. Previously, Daniel was principal at Conduit Ventures and prior to that vice president at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup. Carter holds degrees from Columbia University, London Business School, Georgetown University and University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Stuart Nagae joined Vulcan Capital in 2002 and is a Partner in the Venture Capital group. Prior to Vulcan, Mr. Nagae worked in the technology investment banking group at Hambrecht and Quist, where he concentrated on the enterprise software sector. Mr. Nagae received his BA in international relations from Stanford University. Mr. Nagae currently serves on the Board of 4Info and KEXP.

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David Chiang is the Managing Director at Soros family office, and is responsible for leading global PE fund investing activities. Prior to joining Soros, he was the managing director of Wilshire Associates and principal of ACON Investments.

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Tim is a managing director of Fremont Private Holdings, the direct investment division of Fremont Group. Fremont Group is the investment office for the San Francisco-based Bechtel family. Prior to joining Fremont, Tim was with Bunker Hill Capital, a middle market private equity investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier in his career, Tim was a member of the direct private equity investing groups of the Bank of Boston and Bank of America. A native of San Francisco, California, Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Chicago and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Joe Andrasko is director of investments at Murray Enterprises, a single-family office located in Charlottesville, VA. Previously, Andrasko served as director of Sdemane Farming, principal of Sustainable Development Capital and analyst at Deloitte Consulting. Andrasko holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Dowdoin College and an MBA from the University of Virginia.

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Andrew Weinman is a director of investments at The Riverstone Group. Previously, Weinman was an investment analyst at Chalkstream Capital Group, an investment analyst at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an investment analyst at American Century Investments. Weinman holds a BS in management from Binghamton University and an MBA from Yale University.

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As principal, Jamie Barrett leads LBCW’s transaction execution efforts. He is active in the origination and underwriting of the firm’s investments and is also responsible for asset management and the firm’s operations. Prior to joining LBCW, Barrett was vice president strategy and finance for a business process outsourcing holding company, where he provided executive support for portfolio company managers and successfully led a number of financing and M&A transactions. Barrett received an AB in Economics with a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University, and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Derry Burns is a director of Rosewood Private Investments and serves as a voting member of The Rosewood Corporation's Investment Committee. Previously, he served in various capacities for Rosewood Management Corporation, including Portfolio Analyst and Investment Manager. Prior to joining Rosewood in 1999, Derry was an analyst at Olicom, Inc. Derry earned a B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Georgia and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Aftab Mathur

Director of Investments

Temasek Holdings

Aftab Mathur serves as a director of Investments at Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited. Previously, he was an investment professional at GenNext Ventures and the Founder/CEO of Matcorp Specialty Chemicals. Mathur graduated from Yale University with a BA in economics.

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Jaime Aguirre is an investment director at the Rice University Endowment where he oversees the private equity portfolio. Previously, Aguirre served as principal at Austin Ventures, vice president at Goldman Sachs and as an associate with Merrill Lynch. Aguirre holds a BBA, MPA from The University of Texas At Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Scott Bigham is the senior director of private markets at UTIMCO. Previously, he was a financial analyst at USAA. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of B.B.A. and Accounting, and graduated with a Master degree in professional accounting as well.

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As director of private markets, Kristi is responsible for the endowment’s private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and energy portfolios. Previously, Kristi led business development for the Small Business Investor Alliance, an organization of lower middle market private equity funds and investors.

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Derrick Griffin

Director of Alternative Investments

Macalester College

Derrick Griffin is currently the director of alternative investments at Macalester College. He was most recently the chief investment officer for AEC, a boutique RIA that was focused on direct real assets and private equity investments. He was primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, performing due diligence, structuring, and monitoring private equity investment strategies with an emphasis on direct real assets. Prior to AEC, Derrick helped oversee the day-to-day portfolio management of approximately $2 billion of diverse real asset and private equity investments at the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS). He holds a BS in Finance from Northwest Missouri State University.

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Dan Parker is an investment officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. He is responsible for strategy development, general research, manager research and portfolio construction in the alternatives and inflation-sensitive segments of the Trust’s investment program. Prior to joining the Trust, Dan was a vice president in private equity at BlackRock. Before that, he was an investment banking associate at Citigroup where he closed more than $20 billion worth of transactions across the capital structure. Parker began his career serving as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He received an MBA from the College of William and Mary and a B.A. from Tulane University.

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Geoff Eames is the investment manager at Rosewood Management Corp. Previously, he was also an analyst at Rosewood Management Corp. and RBC Capital Markets. He graduated with a BBA and BS in Finance and Economics with Financial Applications at Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business.

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Jennifer Sassani

Director of Alternative Investments

Lehigh University

Jennifer B. Sassani serves as Lehigh University's Endowment Fund director of alternative investments. She is responsible for overseeing the private equity program and the private real assets initiative, which includes real estate, timber and commodities. She also functions as the chief operating officer of the Investment Office. Prior to joining Lehigh University in 2007, Ms. Sassani was the co-director of alternative investments for the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS). Sassani holds a B.S.B.A from Shippensburg University and a M.S.B.A. from Bucknell University.

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Lisa Lambert

Vice President, Managing Director

Intel Capital

Lisa Lambert is a vice president of Intel Capital and the managing director of Intel Capital’s Software and Services Group and the Intel Capital Diversity Fund. Lisa is a voting member of Intel Capital’s investment committee. Lisa joined Intel Capital in 1999. Lisa has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University.

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Ben Wall

Director of Alternative Investments

The Texas A&M University System

Since Oct. 2008, Ben Wall has served as director of alternative investment at the Texas A&M Foundation. Previously, he was the senior investment analyst at AIG Investments and worked as audit staff at Ernst & Young. He graduated with a B.S. in accounting and a M.S. with accounting from Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University's Mays Business School.

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Novisi Nirschl is a director of private investments at the investment office of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Nirschi oversees private equity and real asset investments for the endowment. Previously, Nirschi was a vice president at Fortress Investment Group where she primarily made investments in private equity and real asset funds and co-investments for the Fortress Partners Fund in New York. Nirschi holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and a BA from Harvard College.

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Philip Griffin is director of investments at SMU University. He oversees and makes recommendations for outside managers in all asset classes and strategies, including long-only equity, fixed income and credit, diversifying strategies, private equity, venture capital, real estate, energy and timberland. Philip earned his B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, where he was a President’s Scholar, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.

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