Bradley Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org is Managing Partner of Palm Ventures which he founded in 1992. Previously, Mr. Palmer was a Senior Associate with James D. Wolfensohn, Inc., a strategic advisory and investment banking firm with an extensive client base of multinational corporations. While at Wolfensohn, Mr. Palmer worked for James Wolfensohn, Paul Volcker and other firm partners on numerous acquisitions for major clients. Before Wolfensohn, Mr. Palmer was a Vice President in the Acquisition Finance division of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company where he financed numerous management-led buyouts.Mr. Palmer began his career as an entrepreneur, starting a multi-location restaurant concept in the Midwest which he sold successfully. Mr. Palmer holds a B.S. from Indiana University and a MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Palmer serves on the Board of Advisors for The Farm Institute and a number of other private companies and charitable organizations.
Russell Palmer email@example.com The Palmer Group, an investment company founded by Russell Palmer (Bradís father), co-invests in many transactions with Palm Ventures. Prior to founding The Palmer Group, he was Managing Partner and CEO of Touche Ross & Co. for ten years and Dean of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. Additionally, he serves or has served on the Board of Directors of Verizon, Honeywell, The May Department Stores Company, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Goodyear Tire, IMASCO, Bankers Trust Company, Alco Standard and Safeguard Scientifics, and the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, the National Constitution Center and as Chairman of the Board of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System.
Jason Woody firstname.lastname@example.org is a Managing Director at Palm Ventures and focuses on investments in the education, business services and renewable energy sectors. Prior to joining Palm Ventures, Mr. Woody was an associate with Dubilier & Company, a private investment firm focused on the middle-market, and an analyst in the acquisition finance group at Chase Securities Inc. Mr. Woody holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a MBA, summa cum laude, from Babson College. Mr. Woody serves on the boards of several private companies.
Stephen Skoczylas email@example.com is Chief Operating and Financial Officer at Palm Ventures. He has extensive finance, accounting, operations and executive recruiting experience. Prior to joining Palm Ventures, Mr. Skoczylas was a Managing Director at Glocap Search, where he led the firmís C-Level executive search practice, working with corporate, hedge fund, and private equity fund clients. Previously he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, where he was CFO of various lines of business including the private equity division, and spent three years in the firmís Paris office. Early in his career, Mr. Skoczylas spent four plus years at Peat Marwick Mitchell in the firmís small business advisory group. He holds a B.S. in Economics and Mathematics from Boston College and a MBA from The Wharton School.
Hank Boot firstname.lastname@example.org is a Managing Director at Palm Global Fund where he manages investments in small cap public companies in the UK and Europe. Mr. Boot has direct investment experience in alternative asset classes, including private equity and hedge funds across Europe. He previously served as Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder of Lincoln Vale European Partners LLP in London, an event driven hedge fund focused on listed Western European mid-cap and small-cap public companies. Mr. Boot was also an Investment Manger with Allianz Capital Partners GmbH in Munich, the direct investment arm of the Allianz Group, and worked at ABN AMRO Bank NV, Amsterdam, where he was active in Structured Finance and M&A. He studied at Dickinson College, holds a law degree in tax from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Joshua Horowitz email@example.com is a Managing Director at Palm Ventures where he focuses on the hedge funds portfolio. He previously served as Director of Research for Inverlochy Capital, an asset management firm. Prior to Inverlochy he worked with a boutique European investment bank in Berlin and London. Mr. Horowitz also spent several years at Berggruen Holdings in New York, sourcing and working on several of their private equity deals, and helped oversee their entire public markets portfolio. He began his career at Crossway Partners LP, a value strategy hedge fund. He holds a B.S. in Management magna cum laude from Binghamton University and also studied at the Bath School of Management in the U.K. He is a director of Lincoln General Insurance Company.
Michael Havard firstname.lastname@example.org is President of Palm Health & Wellness brand/business portfolio, focused on developing a new brand and portfolio of innovative health & wellness businesses and assisting Palm Ventures in its investments in the consumer sector. Mike has more than 20 years of experience as a consumer business and brand builder in both entrepreneurial and corporate settings. Previously, he was Vice President, Marketing Ė Corporate Officer of Newmanís Own, Inc., where he played a key leadership role in transforming and rapidly growing the business for 12 years, and Chief Marketing Officer of SeriousFun, founded by Paul Newman, where he led a global rebranding. Prior to Newmanís Own, he spent nine years at Kraft where he was a Category Business Director, advancing through leadership roles in brand management, new products, and strategy. He has a BA from Trinity College, and an MBA with honors from Georgetown. Mike serves on the board of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke.
Ian McAuley email@example.com is an Associate at Palm Ventures. He began his career as an entrepreneur and established his first business, a landscaping company, when he was 12 years old. Shortly thereafter, Mr. McAuley expanded his business to include historical construction and interior design services while simultaneously earning a Bachelorís degree in Business Administration and a Masterís degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration from Clark University. During his graduate studies he consulted for a number of businesses. Most notably, he traveled to Brazil to analyze the sustainability efforts of a non-profit that works with mentally and physically disabled children. Mr. McAuley manages Palmís real estate, actively supports deal sourcing, and seeks creatively disruptive business models.
Karen Johnson Orphanos firstname.lastname@example.org is a Director at Palm Ventures where she manages administration, finance and provides transaction support. Prior to joining Palm Ventures Ms. Johnson was Director of Operations for Reach Financial, LLC where she managed the financial operations for a specialty finance company that provided working capital to small businesses. She also coordinated all operations for a venture fund with fifty limited partners. Previously, she held several media-related positions in the advertising industry, including ad sales for Family Circle Magazine, and Vice President, Group Supervisor of Print Services at Young & Rubicam. She holds board positions with several community non-profit organizations. Ms. Johnson has a B. A. in English and Economics from BucknellUniversity.
Carolyne McEnery email@example.com is the Controller at Palm Ventures. Her responsibilities include directing the firm's accounting operations, financial reporting and its transaction and financial analysis activities. Prior to joining Palm Ventures, Ms. McEnery was Manager of Accounting at the private equity firm of Atlas Holdings LLC. Earlier in her career she was a project manager at the FASB where she lead the development and issuance of the Statement: ďConsolidation of All Majority-Owned SubsidiariesĒ. Previously Carolyne held senior accounting positions at The Singer Company, a Fortune 100 company, and spent five years planning and directing audits at Arthur Andersen. She has a B.S. in Accounting from New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.
Jamie McCune firstname.lastname@example.org is a Marketing Manager at Palm Ventures, where she manages marketing efforts, content generation, creative direction and social media for Palm Health & Wellness and Palm Global Fund. Prior to joining Palm Ventures, she was National Site Administrator for Community Plates, a technology driven non-profit, revolutionizing local food rescue in an effort to eradicate food insecurity. Previously, she was a writer and editor of childrenís digital and print media, including a role as Senior Editor at Palm Publishing. She holds a B.S. in K-6 Education and Communications from the University of Vermont.