Investment Committee


Bruce Pindyck

CEO of Meridian Industries, Inc. a privately owned group of diversified manufacturing companies built by acquisition from a small company to several hundred million in sales. Bruce has a BA, an MBA, and a JD from Columbia University.



Harold Handelsman

Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the Pritzker Organization. Harold has previous investments in and advisory role to: Triton Container International Limited (container leasing, startup which grew to be the second largest in the world); First Health Group Corp. (managed-care startup, sold for $1.6 billion); SMG (in-stadium facilities management, startup grew into biggest industry player and sold for over $600 million). Harold has a BA from Amhers College, and a JD from the Columbia University College of Law.

R. Jeffrey Harris

Jeff Harris is an investor in and board member of Somna Therapeutics and Okanjo Partners, Inc., early stage technology companies located in Wisconsin. He is an investor and board member of Guy & O’Neill, a Wisconsin manufacturing company, and a director of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., a healthcare staffing company based in San Diego (NYSE: AHS). He has served as a director of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc. prior to its sale to Danaher Corporation, Playtex Products, Inc. prior to its sale to Energizer Holdings, Inc., and Apogent Technologies Inc. prior to its merger with Fisher Scientific. Prior to becoming a director of Apogent, Mr. Harris served as Vice President-General Counsel and Secretary of Apogent (formerly known as Sybron International Corporation), a diversified manufacturer of laboratory and life science products for worldwide clinical, research and industrial markets. Prior to joining Sybron, Mr. Harris was an associate with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler. He practiced law in that firm’s Cleveland and Denver offices. Mr. Harris earned a B.S. in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law. He is a member of the Colorado, Ohio and Wisconsin Bar Associations. Mr. Harris is on the Board of Brookfield Academy, and is a founder and the Chairman of the Board of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, Inc.


Jeff Rusinow

Executive VP Kohl’s Dept. Store, Founder of Silicon Pastures Angel Group (2000), TechStar Early Ventures – LP, Buy Seasons, Inc. – Chairman & Lead Investor (large 6 yr. exit), ModernMed – Chairman & Lead Investor (large 5 yr. exit), Aurora Spectral Tech. – Chairman and investor, Asthmapolis – Board Member & Lead Investor, Compact Particle Accelerator Corp. – Investor, Death’s Door Spirits – Board Member & Lead Investor, and Investor in several more WI start ups. Author of What I Really Think (The Business Chapters).

TomJohnJackieTom Schuster, John Torinus, Jackie Darr

(General Partners)