the Core Team.
We are a team of entrepreneurs and executives with deep operational experience in companies ranging from small to large, bootstrapped to venture-backed. As both business leaders and investors, we are here to roll up our sleeves, lend our expertise, and be an extension of your team.
jeff stowell - managing partner
Originally from Kansas, Jeff is a formally trained attorney, and has bootstrapped, scaled, and sold his own consultancy. For the past seven years he's joined the financing side of the table, first as an Angel investor, then helping a family office develop a direct investing program, and now leading RSV.
laura brady - partner
With roots from Kansas, Laura is the fund's turnaround master who has lead multiple companies from the brink to highly successful exits. Her operational expertise spans from early stage companies to being a director for a $1.5B publicly traded company.
stephanie spong - partner
Now based in Colorado, Stephanie is our resident renaissance woman. Her high caliber finance background includes time at Goldman, Citi, and Epic Ventures. Additionally, she is a published author, gamer, and runs an 1880's Opera House in rural Colorado.
chris reedy - venture partner
Long active on the Minnesota startup scene, Chris has been an operator, problem-solver, and investor including time at Gopher Angels, White Pine Consulting, Rapson-Inc. and Rowbot Systems. Enthusiasms include furniture design, spy novels, and the slice backhand.
maggie kenefake - venture partner
A native Kansan, Maggie brings years of experience in all things entrepreneurial and an affinity for underrepresented founders. The bi-product of a career spent in operations, strategic partnerships and program management coupled with a decade at the Kauffman Foundation and recent years spent building and investing micro venture funds, Maggie thrives partnering with companies to support their growth.
segue partners - cfo services
We're proud to have this St Louis, MO based, incredibly talented, deep bench financial team as a partner in the fund. They keep the fund's books clean and top notch.