Robert co-founded Information VP in 2014 as a spin-out of RBC Venture Partners from Royal Bank of Canada. Robert joined RBC Venture Partners as a Managing Director in 2004 and led direct investments in a broad range of software and technology companies in enterprise software and fin tech. Robert also used his expertise in venture capital to assist in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies developed within RBC. Prior to RBC, Robert was a Vice President at BMO Nesbitt Burns Equity Partners and Executive Director of CIBC Capital Partners’ Silicon Valley office in Menlo Park. Read More
Josh’s primary responsibilities involve strategic consulting, financial analysis/valuation, and business development for portfolio companies. From 1998-2002 Josh worked at Goldman Sachs in the technology sector for the Investment Research and Institutional Research Sales departments. In 2002, Josh made the move to the buy side joining Moore Capital to help run a technology portfolio. At the portfolio’s peak, Josh managed a $1 billion long/short technology portfolio. Josh also managed technology portfolios at Pia Capital and Glg Partners. Read More
Howard has served as Chairman of REDI since February 2014. Previously, Howard was Chairman and CEO of BondDesk Group, a leading electronic bond trading venue for retail investors that was acquired by TradeWeb in October 2013. Before that, he led a turnaround of NYFIX following its delisting by NASDAQ, ultimately resulting in the sale of the company to NYSE Euronext in 2009. Earlier, Howard was President and CEO of Radianz, which he helped grow into a leading market infrastructure provider that is now part of BT Group. Read More
Ms. Ali Hackett is the Global Head of Sales and Relationship Management at the global clearing house, LCH.Clearnet Group, where she is responsible for maximising the value, reach and range of the Group’s existing customer relationships while pursuing new member and client business opportunities. Read More
Most recently, she served as an industry advisor with Formation 8, helping portfolio companies to develop successful client partnerships. Prior to this, Ms. Hackett was Senior Managing Director, Global Client Development and Sales at CME Group. In this role, she was responsible for leading the company’s global sales force and for the development, execution and management of the company’s global sales strategy across all asset classes. Previously, she spent nearly 20 years at Citi, serving in positions of increasing responsibility culminating with Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Prime Finance. Ms. Hackett led and developed several initiatives for diversity for Citibank fixed income that included mentorship programs for women, African-Americans, and the LGBT community all while building the global futures franchise. She began her career as a trader for Prudential Bache Securities and has also held sales roles at Shearson Lehman, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Citibank N.A. In 2013, Josh and Andy Brown (former CTO of BaML and UBS) formed Sand Hill East Ventures to invest and advise early stage technology companies they believed would be transformational. Key areas of focus include: FinTech, mobile, enterprise software, and information security. Sand Hill East has invested and/or advised upward of 20 companies since inception. Josh graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude with a Finance degree and minor in East Asian Studies from Lehigh University.
Louis has been a consultant and entrepreneur focused on strategy, organizational behavior and operating workflow for consumer facing financial institutions and retailers. His background includes turnaround and restructuring consulting at Deloitte. He has acted in executive positions with a number of startups including Resonance Photonics, Perimeter Financial Corp. Finmaven, and BEworks Inc.
Dr. Richard Reiner is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor to high-growth technology companies. He has served on the Boards and Advisory Boards of many leading IT security, cloud, and mobile companies such as PasswordBox, Elliptic Technologies, Virima, CloudeAssurance, Veracode, NetClarity, Virima, and Fonolo. Dr. Reiner is currently President of PasswordBox Inc., the leading digital identity company. Dr. Reiner is also Founding Partner at CC Stratus, an investment firm focused on funding international expansion for high-tech companies, as well as an active angel investor. Read More
Doug has been a financial services strategy and operational consultant for 6 years. Prior to that Doug founded and grew a number of companies, including Integrated Analytics Inc., (now ITG Group), Visible Decisions, VERSUS Technologies, E*TRADE Canada, CBID Markets, Venturion Group, Perimeter Financial, BEworks, and Finmaven. Each of these businesses has focused on technology implementation for information delivery, display and transaction optimization.
James joined Red Deer from HSBC where he was Investment Director for the Corporate Venture Fund. He was tasked with delivering Strategic Investments and bringing to life globally new technology and business services. While James focussed on enterprise technology: (cloud, mobile, social, data and security), he also drove business strategy and investments for retail bank, private bank and markets/trading. James has worked with the global venture capital, large cap technology business development and financial strategy communities, having spent 4 years at JP Morgan working Read More
Gerald (Gerry) Throop has had an extensive career in the Institutional Equities and Investment Banking industry. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President and Head of Global Equities for National Bank Financial Group where he was responsible for all aspects of the bank’s equity research and secondary trading as well as primary distribution of equity securities for clients. Prior to joining National, Gerry was President of independent investment dealer Blackmont Capital Inc. His earlier experience in the capital markets sector included the role of Executive Vice President, Managing Director and Head of Equities Read More