Team

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Chief Executive Officer
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President
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Chief of Staff
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Chief Development Officer
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Vice President, Valuation
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Vice President, CFO Services
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Vice President
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General Counsel
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National Valuation Director
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Director
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Director, Business Development
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Director of Accounting
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Valuation Manager
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Chessiecap Affiliate
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Chessiecap Affiliate
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Chessiecap Affiliate
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Associate
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Associate
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Associate
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Valuation Analyst
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Entrepreneur in Residence
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Accounting Analyst
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Financial Analyst
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Transaction Analyst
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Marketing Coordinator
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Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Affiliates

Chessiecap

Venture First has entered into a joint venture with Chessiecap to leverage our respective skills and capabilities in the service of our clients. From its base in the mid-Atlantic, Chessiecap’s highly experienced bankers develop customized investment banking solutions for growth and technology companies throughout the United States. Services include mergers & acquisition advisory, private placements of equity and debt, strategic advisory, and valuations and fairness opinions. On every assignment, they leverage deep market experience, a national network of investors and buyers, and a disciplined, proven process. As part of this joint venture, certain employees of Venture First are also licensed Registered Representatives of Chessiecap Securities, Inc. All securities transactions are conducted through Chessiecap Securities, Inc.