Steve Gold - Partner and Co-Founder

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Steve is a Partner and co-founder at VSL Partners. He is an accomplished investment professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Steve was previously co-founder and Managing Director of Skyline Advisors, providing innovative financing solutions for successful private companies, their founders, employees and early investors. Prior to Skyline, Steve was Vice President at SharesPost, where he conceptualized and launched a private lending program providing financing for employee stock option exercise and shareholder liquidity for employees and investors in leading private companies. Steve has held numerous key leadership roles such as Managing Director at Citi Private Bank and Director at Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services.

Steve holds a BBA from George Washington University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

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Bob Pitti - Partner and Co-Founder

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Bob is a Partner and co-founder at VSL Partners.  He has been involved in the investment industry for over two decades.

Previously, Bob was a Managing Director at US Trust Company, where he led a team that was responsible for over $25B in investment assets.  He has extensive experience in wealth strategy, asset allocation and portfolio design.  Before US Trust, Bob spent time as a Managing Director at Thomas Weisel Partners and Montgomery Securities.  At Thomas Weisel Partners, Bob created the first ever investment fund dedicated to helping private company employees exercise their options.  During his twenty-plus year career in financial services, Bob held key leadership positions, including President of Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services.

Bob holds a BBA from George Washington University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. 

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TJ Sudweeks

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TJ has been working at VSLP since its inception in early 2014 while simultaneously finishing his Accounting degree at Brigham Young University. He currently works as an Analyst at VSLP, helping the team source new deals, work on business development and support the team in all aspects of operating the fund.

Prior to VSLP, TJ was a Senior Associate at University Venture Fund, a student-run VC firm in Salt Lake City, where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring, and executing deals in its initial $18M fund. While at BYU, TJ worked for a Boston-based marketing startup overseeing strategy and campaigns for its largest client, Microsoft.

When TJ is not working on deals he is likely tinkering with tech, playing soccer or snowboarding in the Silicon Slopes.

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VSLP ADVISORY BOARD

Greg Avis – Summit Partners

Scott Bommer – SAB Capital

Dave Castagna – Raymond James

Rob Chandra – Avid Park Capital

Allan Kaplan – Goldmark Venture Partners

Thomas Layton – Elance – oDesk

David Levine – Previously PNC Financial Services

Mike Levinthal – Previously Mayfield Fund

Charles Moldow – Foundation Capital

Robin Painter – Proskauer Rose LLP

Andy Sessions – Intercept Ventures