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Joe DeCicco is a member of the Venture Capital team at CF Private Equity. His responsibilities include sourcing, due diligence, manager selection and investment management across the Firm’s Venture Capital programs. Joe joined CF Private Equity from CPP Investments, where he was a Senior Associate focused globally on venture capital and growth equity fund, secondary, and direct investments. Before CPP, Joe was an Associate at Industrial Growth Partners, a middle market private equity firm investing in the industrials sector, and prior to that, began his career in investment banking with Barclays, focused on M&A advisory as well as debt and equity offerings for technology companies. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dana Johnson is a member of the Venture Capital team at CF Private Equity. Prior to joining CF Private Equity, she was a Corporate Strategy Summer Analyst at Ares Management in New York City. Dana earned a B.S. in Business and Enterprise Management from the Wake Forest University of Business and a B.A. in Studio Art.
Calvin Lei is a member of the Venture Capital team at CF Private Equity. Prior to joining CF Private Equity, he worked at StepStone Group and BNB Chain. Calvin earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the Johns Hopkins University.
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Aaron Miller is Head of Global Venture Capital, a member of the Investment Committee and Senior Executive Group of CF Private Equity. His primary responsibilities include due diligence, investment selection, portfolio construction, monitoring and fundraising for the firm’s venture capital platform. In addition, Aaron oversees sourcing, screening, execution and monitoring of the venture growth direct investment practice. He also contributes to the firm’s buyout, growth equity, emerging markets, real assets and sustainability strategies. Aaron brings over 20 years of private equity, M&A, capital markets and management consulting experience. Prior to joining CF Private Equity, Aaron was a senior banker at Lazard Frères & Co. in the mergers and acquisitions department in New York. During his tenure at Lazard, he counseled companies and institutions in technology, media and telecom industries (TMT) advising on strategic, financial, takeover defense and capital structure matters. As an investment banker, he completed investments and executed transactions in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Aaron also worked in the corporate finance department at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. Prior to investment banking, Aaron began his career as a management consultant, where he advised a broad range of clients on strategy, sales force effectiveness and organizational design matters. Aaron serves on the advisory boards of several venture capital partnerships. Aaron earned a B.A. from University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Yale University.
Luke Rossiter is a member of the Venture Capital team at CF Private Equity and his responsibilities include sourcing, due diligence, manager selection and investment management for the firm’s venture capital and emerging markets programs. Before joining CF Private Equity, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at VenCap International plc, a venture capital advisory firm based in Oxford, England. During his tenure at VenCap, he focused on venture managers across the U.S., Europe, China and India. Luke received his Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) in Psychology and Law from Swansea University and completed his Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice where he focused on Equity Finance, Private Acquisitions and Commercial Law.
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Dave Shekar is a member of the Venture Capital team at CF Private Equity. Before joining CF Private Equity, he was an Associate at The Raine Group, a global tech, media, and telecommunications merchant bank based in New York City, where he focused on the firm’s growth equity and M&A advisory practices. Before Raine, Dave was a Senior Financial Analyst at Yext, a New York City-based enterprise technology company that went public in 2017, and prior to that, was an Associate at Summit Partners, where focused on sourcing and evaluating growth equity investments in the technology sector. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration (with honors) from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
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Cameron Szary is a member of the Venture Capital team at CF Private Equity and is responsible for due diligence across the firm’s Venture Partners, Venture Direct Opportunities and Blockchain Ventures strategies. Prior to joining CF Private Equity, Cameron was an Investment Research Analyst at Simon Quick, an investment firm started by the families of former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon and Quick & Reilly co-founder, Leslie Quick. At Simon Quick, he primarily focused on market research, manager selection and co-investment diligence across various asset classes and supported the management of two internal Fund of Funds strategies. Cameron earned a B.B.A. from the University of Miami and completed the Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets program offered through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.