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Alex Daines Associate Peterson Ventures
Alex Daines Associate
Alex is an Associate at Peterson Ventures. Prior to joining Peterson Ventures, Alex worked at CVF Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Northern California where he was an associate on the investment team. In this role, Alex was responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, diligence, and deal execution. He was a board observer at ComAv (Aerospace), Precision Machine & Manufacturing (Industrials), and BC2 Environmental (Drilling Services). Before CVF, Alex worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management Division with the Alternative Investments and Manager Selection (AIMS) group working in hedge fund strategies. Alex graduated from Utah State University with a double major in Finance and Economics.
Ben Capell Partner Peterson Ventures
Ben Capell Partner
Ben is the Managing Director at Peterson Ventures. He has been with Peterson Ventures since inception, raising over $90 million in capital, and investing in over 70 deals in his nearly 10 years of experience. Prior to joining Peterson Ventures, Ben was the first employee hired at an enterprise tech startup based in Northern Virginia where he was the product and business manager. Prior to his startup days, he spent several years at Charles River Associates, a leading global economic and business consulting firm headquartered in Boston. Ben received an MBA and a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University, where he was a Hawes Scholar.
Ben currently serves on the boards of Blyncsy, Entermedicare, MarketDial, Microbenefits, and has an observer seat on the boards of Chatbooks, Grow, DSCO, HireVue, and Therapydia.
Ilana Stern Partner Peterson Ventures
Ilana Stern Partner
Ilana Stern is a Partner at Peterson Ventures. Stern is an active angel investor and board member, a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford GSB and the Founder and former-CEO of Weddington Way, a direct to consumer brand, which was acquired by Gap Inc. in December 2016. After selling Weddington Way to Gap Inc., Stern joined the executive team at Gap Inc. and was a leader in customer experience and innovation for the company. She began her career in NYC as a buyer for Bloomingdale’s. Identified as an “Accelerator” by WSJ, “40 under 40” by SF Business Times, Stern approaches brand building with unwavering focus and industry-changing boldness. Stern has an MBA from Stanford GSB and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
Meagan Williams Executive Assistant Peterson Ventures
Meagan Williams Executive Assistant
Meagan is an Executive Assistant at Peterson Partners. Prior to joining Peterson Partners, Meagan worked as an Assistant Store Manager at lululemon. Meagan received a B.S. in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University.
Tanner Larsen Analyst Peterson Ventures
Tanner Larsen Analyst
Tanner is an Analyst at Peterson Ventures. Prior to joining Peterson Ventures, Tanner was a Senior Associate at University Growth Fund, the largest student-ran venture capital fund in the country. While at University Growth Fund, Tanner was responsible for leading deal teams through the entire diligence process including deal screen, investment memo and deck, and investment committee pitch. While attending school he worked for a tech startup, Xandem Technology, in Strategy and Operations. Tanner graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. degree in Finance.
Taylor Jones Executive In Residence
Taylor Jones Executive In Residence
Taylor is an Executive in Residence at Peterson Ventures. Prior to joining Peterson Ventures, Taylor was the co-founder and COO at Blue Matador, a cloud infrastructure monitoring startup. Prior to Blue Matador, Taylor worked in partnership and sales strategy roles at Google and marketing and finance roles at American Express. Taylor holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University.
Clint Peterson Managing Partner Peterson Partners
Clint Peterson Managing Partner
Clint is a Partner at Peterson Partners. Prior to Peterson Partners, Clint was a Senior Principal with TowerBrook Capital Partners, a London and New York-based investment management firm with approximately $8 billion AUM. Before working with TowerBrook, Clint was an Associate at Soros Private Equity in London. Clint received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Stanford University.
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Eric Noble Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer Peterson Partners
Eric Noble Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Eric is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Peterson Partners, Eric was an Audit Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston and Salt Lake City. At PwC, Eric provided audit services to asset management clients, including; private equity funds, hedge funds, and endowments. Eric is a Certified Public Accountant; he holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Utah State University and a M.S. degree in Finance from Suffolk University.
Joel Peterson Founding Partner & Chairman Peterson Partners
Joel Peterson Founding Partner & Chairman
Joel is the Founding Partner and Chairman of Peterson Partners. Joel has a long history of successful growth capital investments in a variety of industries. He currently teaches Entrepreneurial Management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, is the Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford as well as the Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways, and serves as a Director of Franklin Covey. He served formerly as Managing Partner of Trammell Crow Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Joel is the author of The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds that make a Business Great.
- Franklin Covey
In this smartly organized, evidence-based book, Joel Peterson decries the mediocrity created by self-centered leadership, profit-above-people mentalities, and cloak-and-dagger cultures. The JetBlue chairman and Stanford professor reawakens our instincts for using trust to catalyze people and companies to their highest potential – working together toward goals, innovating, and sharing knowledge. Click here to read an excerpt.