Team

Ringleader Ventures: Founded by entrepreneurs who believe that venture capital itself could use a little disruption

 
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JIm o'brien

Managing Partner

Jim is a veteran financial services leader. Prior to RLV, Jim was North America Managing Director of Henderson Global Investors, where he oversaw $20B in differentiated funds.

Mike Bechtel

Partner

Mike is an inventor turned investor. Formerly Accenture's Global Innovation Lead, Mike is a technology strategist whose specialty is turning possibility into profitability.

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Mike Maddock

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

Partner

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

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Maria Ferrante-Schepis

Partner

Maria is an expert in customer insights and innovation trends. She excels at uncovering and prioritizing corporate problems worth solving. 

 

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

 

Partners

Our partners help us deliver on our promise. 

 
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Maddock DOuglas

Maddock Douglas is a leading innovation consultancy that helps clients navigate through critical inflection points, to sustain long-term growth, by generating breakthrough concepts and business models; and by building a sustainable culture of innovation.

 

RocketSled

RocketSled hatches tech startups that tackle meaningful problems. They value speed, experimentation, and collaboration to turn pain points into viable products that positively impact the world.