Hans W. Kertess
Hans has substantial executive experience in the investment management industry. He has significant expertise in the investment banking industry. He serves as the Chairman of various portfolios in PIMCO Fund Complex. He serves as the Chairman of PCM Fund Inc. and AGIC Equity & Convertible Income Fund. He serves as the Chairman of various AGIC Equity Funds. He has been the Chairman of NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund since February 2005, AGIC International & Premium Strategy Fund since April 2005; AGIC Convertible & Income Fund and AGIC Convertible & Income Fund II since January 1, 2007. Mr. Kertess has been the Chairman of PIMCO Strategic Global Government Fund Inc. since June 2008.
Alex Kolicich is a member of the investment team at 8VC focusing on IT investments.
Prior to joining 8VC, Alex was a Sr. Partner at Formation 8. Alex has also worked with Peter Thiel as a Principal at Mithril Capital Management, a growth-stage venture fund, where he helped lead investments in AppDirect, C2FO and Helion Energy.Preceding his venture career, Alex worked as engineer and early-product advisor at Clarium, Palantir, and Google. He was an early member of the Clarium Capital quantitative engineering team (with Joe Lonsdale) and close advisor/collaborator with the early Palantir team; advising on product design and contributing to the product. At Google Research, Alex worked on Google Street-Views before and during launch. Preceding Street-Views, also at Google, he worked on the development and launch of the Google Checkout product.
Jay Mandelbaum is an advisor to private growth and early-stage companies. He has over 25 years of operating experience in financial services, most recently as an Executive Vice President and member of the Operating Committee at JP Morgan Chase & Co. where he was responsible for corporate strategy, marketing and all the bank’s mobile and digital activities. Jay also previously served as CEO of the Private Client Division at Smith Barney, as well as a Vice Chairman of Salomon Smith Barney and member of Citigroup’s Management Committee. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Jay received his bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Drew focuses primarily on enterprise and consumer software investments at 8VC.
He is a founding Board Director of Affinity Technologies, a stealth enterprise software company. Previously Drew served as chief of staff to Joe Lonsdale (Formation 8 Founding Partner). Drew serves as an Adviser to LivingOnOne, a non-profit impact production studio and WeAreThorn, a NGO which leverages technology to eliminate child trafficking.
Drew graduated with degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Claremont McKenna College. He was a Robert Day Scholar, two-time Bill Gates Investment Asset Management Fellow, CEO of the Student Investment Fund and served on the Board of Trustees. In college he played varsity golf and sang in a professional a capella group. Drew is originally from Iowa City, Iowa and enjoys tennis, golf, basketball, snowboarding, philosophy.