Greg is a Partner and founder of FA Technology Ventures. He serves on the Board of Directors of Auterra and until their exits, served on the boards of BinOptics, Autotask, Softricity, Concentrix and IP MobileNet. He is also a board observer at CreditSights.
Greg had an extensive history in private equity investing prior to FA Technology Ventures and investment experience across every stage of the venture capital life cycle. Greg was a Managing Director and founder of Seacoast Capital (1994-2000), a $100 million growth equity fund. Prior to founding Seacoast, Greg managed the investment portfolio of Signal Capital, a Sam Zell backed fund that invested in a wide variety of assets and distressed securities. Greg and his team rationalized the Signal portfolio, deciding which assets to sell and which to support, and maximized the value of the portfolio. After successfully advancing the Signal Capital portfolio, Mr. Zell became the lead investor in Seacoast.
Prior to Signal Capital, Greg worked as a principal at Capital Growth Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on providing growth equity, and Venture Founders, an early stage technology venture capital firm where he was involved with successful investments in Vicor (NASDAQ: VICR) and MatrixOne (which went public and was subsequently acquired by Dassault Systems in 2006). He started his career as an engineer and manager on the factory floor of General Motors, followed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he helped design state of the art manufacturing systems to rapidly scale mass production of VAX computers.
Greg has been actively involved in recruiting and screening entrepreneurs for Springboard Enterprises, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating women’s access to the venture capital markets. In addition, he has worked with mentors from the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, comprised of successful entrepreneurs and investors who assist technologies and startups in spinning out of the University. Greg has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.