Meet the Team

Christopher Mendez

Venture Partner

Christopher Mendez has over 14 years of legal and compliance experience serving as an investment management lawyer and General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer. Christopher has managed the legal and compliance functions across several asset classes and fund structures and has launched several fund complexes across key jurisdictions, including the U.S., U.K., Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, and Ireland. Christopher began his career at Vanguard in 2006 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and advises several emerging asset management and venture capital firms. Christopher holds a J.D. from Rutgers Law School and BBA from Temple University.

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Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Pfeifer


Deborah has an extensive background as an executive in investment banking markets products managing global operations data services, marketing, top tier relationship management and customer journey expertise at HSBC, RBS (Natwest) and JP Morgan.  Her experience also includes building operational infrastructure and product development for fintech startups. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University and an MBA from Fordham University.

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