Ron Reed,

Ron brings the demonstrated ability and instinct to identify, assess and lead attractive investment opportunities in numerous niche software and information services markets. Ron’s experience includes various leadership, board and investor roles in operating and investment businesses. Beginning his portfolio management career in 1993 Ron joined Endeavor Capital Management. At Endeavor Ron was responsible for handling deal structuring, management activities and supporting portfolio companies growth through strategy planning and M&A activity.

Ron then went on to join Pennel Venture Partners in 1998, where he participated in operating the fund, performing due diligence and investment planning. In 2005 Ron broadened his venture background by joining Endurance Ventures as a Managing Member. At Endurance he utilized his business development, operations,  marketing and M&A skill set to improve all portfolio companies stability and drive growth. Mr. Reed then went on to become a Venture Partner at Greenhill & Co., where he was a lead advisor in all investment activity.

Additionally, Ron was the Chairman of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and the Eastern Michigan University Foundation. Reed holds Engineering-Physics and Math degrees from Eastern Michigan University.

Cameron Rennie, Medici Advisors

Medici Advisors

Cameron Rennie leads on the new manager research, due diligence, and supports these emerging managers in their marketing and fund raising projects through introductions to his client network. He has a masters degree in Chemical Engineering, and is also a holder of the Investment Management Certificate.


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Shakil Riaz

Rothschild Asset Management

shakil photoBefore joining Rothschild, Shakil Riaz was a managing director and member of the investment committee at Arden Asset Management, from July 2009 to March 2015, where he was responsible for creating and managing customized portfolios for several state, corporate and union pension plans, an insurance company and institutional investors. Riaz also managed and led the investment process for Arden PropPartners funds.

Prior to Arden, Riaz was chief investment officer of JPMorgan PropPartners Management Corp formerly known as the Capital Markets Investment Program which since 1994 managed a portion of the bank’s proprietary capital in a diversified portfolio of global hedge funds. From 1983 to 1991, he was general manager of the predecessor Chemical Bank’s offices in Cairo, Bahrain and Singapore. He joined Chemical Bank in 1976 in the international operations group, transferring to the Middle east territory of the international division in 1980.

Riaz graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1973 with a BS in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He also holds a graduate diploma from the University of Stockholm and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was the recipient of a faculty fellowship.

John Rogers

Pepper Hamilton LP

John A. Rogers is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office. Rogers engages in a broad range of private equity, venture capital and hedge fund transactional matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, investments, joint ventures, financings, restructurings and CLOs.

He also serves as a primary corporate legal adviser to middle market companies. Acting as an outsourced general counsel or supplementing in-house capabilities, he handles a wide range of strategic and commercial legal matters, such as commercial agreements (including license agreements), resolution of commercial disputes and a wide variety of employment and compensation matters.
Rogers also has significant experience in several other corporate areas, such as fund formations, real estate joint ventures and business divorces.

Prior to joining Pepper, he was a partner at Herrick, Feinstein LLP in New York where he led their private equity efforts. He also helped co-found a premier Family Office Practice at Herrick and is an active participant in the family office community.

He began his legal career at Shearman & Sterling LLP as a member of their capital markets group, focusing on securities offerings and, subsequently, as a member of their M&A group. He also worked at Morrison & Foerster LLP, focusing on representation of venture capital firms and companies in the technology, media, life sciences and entertainment industries.

He received his BA cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany ad his JD from St John’s University School of Law.