TEAM

Who We Are

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ELON BOMS

CEO, Board Member

Elon is the Managing Director of the Pritzker Vlock Family Office (PVFO). Elon has led investments in 25 growth stage companies, including 9 exits, 3 of which were IPOs. His current portfolio includes Pico Quantitative Trading, Gelesis Inc., Core Informatics, Domino Media Group, and more. He has served on the BOD of more than 30 companies. A pioneer in early stage investing, he is the Co-founder and Chairman of LaunchCapital LLC, an investment firm that has a portfolio of over 250+ companies across industries and geographies. Elon holds an MBA with distinction from Yale University SOM, where he has also taught Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity.

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WOODY BENSON

COO, Board Member

Woody is a Venture Partner at PVFO and LaunchCapital. He is a growth-stage specialist who has taken two $1B+ companies public, once as a CEO and again in the role of first investor. Woody has led investments and/or served on the BOD for 25+ companies, including 12 exits, serving as a trusted advisor and CEO coach. As the first investor in LogMeIn, Inc and long-term board member, Woody was instrumental in the growth of the company, its IPO, and sale for $4.3B in 2020. Previously, Woody was an operating executive for 20 years, including serving as CEO of MCK Communications, where he led the growth of the company and its IPO.

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JOSEPH IANNOTTA

CFO

Joseph has served as the Controller of PVFO since 2018, where he is responsible for the accounting and taxation of a private portfolio across direct investments, real estate, private equity and partnership fund sectors. He has 20 years of experience in private equity and equity portfolio accounting industries. Prior to joining PVFO, he served as a fund controller at Grove Fund Management and as a senior fund controller at Portfolio Advisors. He has worked with GE Capital, where he managed the accounting and finances of a multi-billion-dollar equity portfolio. He began his career in both the tax and audit space at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte LLP. He holds a BS from Providence College and an MBA from University of Connecticut School of Business.

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MICHAEL CHRISTENSON

Board Member

Michael is the President / COO and member of the BOD at New Relic (NYSE: NEWR). Previously, he was a Managing Director at Allen & Company where he focused on the software sector. Michael served in various roles at CA, Inc., including President and COO and EVP of Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to joining CA, Inc., Christenson was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, Inc. and its successor firm, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. He holds an MBA from New York University.

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MEGHAN FITZGERALD

Board Member

Meghan FitzGerald is a global healthcare strategist, investor, academic and author. Currently Meg is a private equity investor where she serves as an advisor to several firms including Goldman Sachs and Wellspring Capital. In addition, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. She was the CEO and managing partner at Letter One’s inaugural health vehicle. She has worked with prominent healthcare firms including as the EVP of Strategy, M&A and Health Policy at Cardinal Health (CAH). She is a member of the BOD at Tenet Healthcare (THC), a founder of K2HealthVentures, and an advisor and volunteer at TrekMedics. Meg obtained her Bachelor of Nursing from Fairfield University, her Master of Public Health from Columbia University and her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at New York Medical College.  

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HENRY MILLER

Board Member

Henry is the co-founder and Chairman of Marblegate Asset Management, LLC. He was co-founder, Chairman and a MD of Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC from 2002 to 2011 and CEO from 2002 to 2009. Prior, Henry was Vice Chairman and a MD at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and its predecessor company Wasserstein Perella & Co. He has served on the BOD of AIG since 2010, where he is a member of the compensation and management resources committee and technology committee.  Henry also served on the board of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. from 2015 until May 2020. He was the recipient of the 2019 M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award.

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MICHAEL SIMON

Advisor

Michael is the Founder and CEO of NDVR, Inc. He also co-founded LogMeIn, Inc. in 2003 and took it public in 2009; he served as Chairman and CEO from 2003 until 2015, as chairman of the board from 2003 until March 2019, and as a board member from March 2019 until May 2019.  He has also served on the board of directors at Hubspot.

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ANIL AGGARWAL

Advisor

Anil is a 20-year, 8x startup CEO with exits totaling $600 million to Google (TxVia), Hyve (Retail Meetup, Shoptalk, Groceryshop), Ascential (Money20/20), TSYS (Clarity Payment Solutions) and Informa (Paybefore, Prepaid Expo).  Anil is the former Global Head of Google Wallet Business Development and a former Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT, a $1.1B venture capital firm.

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JARROD YUSTER

Advisor

Jarrod is the Chairman, Founder and Co-CEO of Pico Quantitative Trading Inc. He is the former Global Head of Electronic Trading at Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw the business from its inception. He is also a former product engineer, performing semiconductor research at Intel. A Yale University alum, he is a member of the Yale School of Engineering Leadership Council.

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BRIAN BARTH

Advisor

Brian is the Founder and CEO of Uplift, a financial technology company serving the travel space. He has driven partnerships with leading airlines including United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Air, among others. Brian previously served as Co-founder, CEO and Director of SideStep, which invented travel meta-search in 1999, was acquired by Kayak in 2007, and later acquired by Priceline for $1.8B in 2013.

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MICHAEL TESSLER

Advisor

Michael is the Managing Partner at True North Advisory.  Previously, he served as the CEO of BroadSoft, leading the company from its beginnings to successful IPO then subsequent exit to Cisco in 2018 for $1.9b. He scaled BroadSoft to almost 2,000 employees, serving customers in 80+ countries and becoming known as a global market leader in Cloud Communications.