Team

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

 
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Mike Bechtel

Managing Partner

Mike is an inventor turned investor. Formerly Accenture's Global Innovation Lead, Mike specializes in turning possibility into profitability.

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 entrepreneur with deep experience in negotiation, M&A, and corporate development.

Maria Ferrante-Schepis

Industry Director

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