Faraz Daneshgar – MANAGING DIRECTOR (Faraz@VenetoCapital.com)
Mr. Daneshgar is the founder of Veneto Capital Management, LLC and Veneto Capital Partners, LLC (the “Fund”) and oversees all aspects of the Fund’s business. Mr. Daneshgar has 25 years of combined experience in commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, private equity and corporate law. Mr. Daneshgar has acquired over $800 million of commercial real estate assets and has a lengthy track record of proactively identifying investment opportunities and privately negotiating transactions with property owners and lenders.
Prior to founding Veneto Capital Management, LLC in 2014, Mr. Daneshgar was a Senior Principal for twelve years at a large privately-held investment firm.
Previously, Mr. Daneshgar was a private equity investor at Shelter Capital Partners, Eos Partners and Summit Partners, and a corporate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell and Irell & Manella. Mr. Daneshgar is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles (B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude) and Yale Law School.
Stephen Robie – SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – FINANCE & OPERATIONS (Stephen@VenetoCapital.com)
Mr. Robie is Senior Vice President of Veneto Capital Management, LLC and is responsible for managing the finance, accounting, and asset management operations of the Fund. Mr. Robie has 25 years of commercial real estate finance, accounting and transactional experience, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and joint ventures. Mr. Robie has significant experience with all commercial property asset classes, including multi-family, retail, mixed-use, office, industrial, and healthcare.
Prior to joining Veneto Capital Management, LLC, Mr. Robie founded an investment firm in the healthcare real estate sector. Mr. Robie also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a real estate advisor and management company, and strategically repositioned a public, non-traded REIT into the healthcare sector.
Previously, Mr. Robie served for four years as Senior Vice President – Financial Planning & Analysis at HCP, Inc., an S&P 500 healthcare REIT, and for seven years as Manager of Finance for GE Real Estate’s North America Equity Investments. Mr. Robie previously worked for six years at Arthur Andersen, LLP, in New York City. Mr. Robie graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University, with a B.A. in Economics, and earned an MBA with Distinction, in Finance and Accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
FUND STRATEGIC ADVISORY BOARD
Mr. Maxwell serves on the Fund’s Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Maxwell is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of OpenView Venture Partners. Founded in 2006, OpenView is a leading global private equity firm focused primarily on investments in the software industry. Mr. Maxwell has served on numerous company boards of directors.
Prior to founding OpenView, Mr. Maxwell was Chief Operating Officer and senior Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, a Partner at Putnam Investments, and a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Maxwell holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Davis, and a Master’s Degree in Management and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Mr. Triplett serves on the Fund’s Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Triplett is a senior Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm based in New York. Insight currently has over $13 billion under management. Mr. Triplett has served on numerous company boards of directors and has completed investments in a significant number of technology related businesses over his investment career.
Prior to joining Insight in 1998, Mr. Triplett was an investment professional at Summit Partners and an analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Triplett graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, with a B.A. in Economics.