We are RLV

Ringleader Ventures is, by design, a partnership of unusual suspects who see opportunities for business innovation in a different light.

 
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Mike Bechtel

Managing Partner

Mike is accountable for strategy, management, and operations of both RLV's business and its investment portfolios.

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Mike Maddock

Founding Partner

Mike is an entrepreneur, innovation consultant, keynote speaker and author on a mission to inspire and empower curiosity. 

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Jeff Hart

Founding Partner

Jeff is a serial technology entrepreneur with deep experience in negotiation, M&A, and corporate development.   

Jordan Buller

Principal

Jordan is responsible for leading RLV's investment and advisory programs. Prior to joining RLV, Jordan was a startup co-founder and CTO.

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Scott Ham

Industry Director

Scott, former Transamerica Life and Protection President and CEO, directs INSight, an RLV fund targeting the insurance industry.

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Maria Ferrante-Schepis

Insights Principal

Maria is an expert in customer insights and innovation trends. She leads RLV's efforts to prioritize problems worth solving. 

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Tony Burke

Industry Director

Tony, former American Hospital Association Solutions President and CEO, directs Oper8, an RLV fund targeting healthcare providers.

 

Our Advisors

David Brown

David Brown

Randy Cohen

Randy Cohen

Doug Haugh

Doug Haugh

Tom Hauske

Tom Hauske

Larry Linneker

Larry Linneker

Tony Lillios

Tony Lillios

Vicki Medvec

Vicki Medvec

Tom Rivkin

Tom Rivkin

Marc Roth

Marc Roth

John Tobin

John Tobin

 

Our Partners

Our partners help us deliver on our promise. 

 
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Maddock DOuglas

Maddock Douglas is a leading innovation consultancy that helps leaders create a culture of innovation and sustain measurable growth. MD helps RLV gather customer insights from our enterprise investors to help inform our investment theses.

RocketSled

RocketSled partners with entrepreneurs to invent, build and operate new products. They value speed, experimentation, and collaboration to turn pain points into viable products that positively impact the world.