Brian HermelinFounding Partner @brianhermelin
Founder & Chairman of Rockbridge Growth Equity, Chairman of Active Aero Group, and resident comedian. Sits on more boards than we can comprehend. Insane-smart, cynical, hilarious, bald.
Dan GilbertManaging Partner @cavsdan
Founder & Chairman of Quicken Loans, majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, investor in too many businesses to list, and all around deranged super-genius. The wizard behind the curtain. Curious, big-thinker, digs comic sans font and hair product.
Co-founder ParentsClick, acquired by Lifetime Television. Previously, lead open source developer for Drupal. Cornell Engineering alum. Tech pioneer that relocated from San Francisco to Detroit to lead the startup renaissance.
Jake CohenPartner @jakeDVP
Co-Founder of eatBlue.com, Ugrub.com and Ubars.com. JD, MBA, BA from U of M. Wolverine Venture Fund alum. Wishes Trey Burke would stay for four years.
Gabe KarpPartner LinkedIn
Executive team at ePrize, Inc. Crain’s Business General Counsel 2011 Winner for state of Michigan. Led efforts on multiple acquisitions, venture financings, credit facilities, and ultimately the sale of the company to a large private equity firm. Avid heliskier.
Jared StasikVice President @jstasik
Michigan-Ross BBA, Cal Berkeley-Haas MBA, current member of MVCA Fellows program. Spent five years as one of “The Bobs“, developing sales and marketing strategies for Fortune 500 clients. Now focused on DVP’s fund management, finances, and administration. Mildly obsessed with skyscrapers and maps.
Currently focuses on vetting new investment opportunities, deal execution and portfolio management. Previously worked at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and Pathway Capital Management. Southern California native and USC alum. Passion for fashion and dessert fiend. Excited to participate in the revitalization of Detroit.
University of Florida alum and Venture For America fellow. Divides time between fund management and due diligence. Former investment banking intern at JP Morgan and aspiring entrepreneur. Misses flip flops and the beach.
Colleen GeyerRecruiter LinkedIn
With a passion for matching folks to a great career and a belief in a delightful user experience, Colleen spearheads the recruitment portfolio service for Detroit Venture Partners’ family of companies. She’s got a “tell it like it is” approach, which makes her a reliable and trustworthy colleague and friend. Fond of Tigers baseball, always a Chippewa and hopelessly addicted to prime time TV dramas, laugh-out-loud comedy shows and crime-solving capers.
Alex KaufmanGraphic Designer
Alex joined DVP's portfolio services as a graphic designer in summer of 2013, and works with DVP companies to develop their aesthetic and brand. Believes in design as a means of solving problems. U of M Stamps A & D grad, Silicon Valley native, closet watches championship bullriding.
Leah MossCatalyst @leahemoss
Scheduling maven, events planner, and unofficial office mom at DVP. 5-foot-0 Taurus with a sweet tooth and magazine-reading addiction, especially since founding a local men’s leisure publication. Proud Detroit ambassador. Word nerd. Handbag and hockey enthusiast. Forever and always a Spartan.
Sharon ShebibCatalyst @sharonshebib
High energy, 4 foot 11 inches scheduling whiz. Sharon coordinates and manages events and logistics at DVP and our M@dison office. She can complete a Rubik’s cube in under a minute whilst expertly getting everything done! Prior to DVP she earned a BA in Marketing from MSU in 2012 and is a diehard Spartan. Loves Detroit and does yoga in her spare time!