Team

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

 
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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. 

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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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

Jim O’Brien

Jim O’Brien

 

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.