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. 

Jeff Hart

Founding Partner

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

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Scott Ham

Industry Director

Scott, former Transamerica Life and Protection President and CEO, co-directs our INSight fund, which invests in startups useful to the insurance industry.

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.