Management Team

Mark Flynn was named President of GSV Capital in May 2014.

Mark is also Co-Managing Partner of GSV Asset Management and has served as a member of the GSV Capital Board of Directors since 2011.

Previously, Mark managed Trilogy Capital Partners, a Menlo Park California based private investment and consulting firm, since its formation in 1997. Prior to forming Trilogy, he worked in various capacities in the investment banking groups at Salomon Brothers and Volpe, Brown & Whelan. During his investment-banking career he primarily worked with technology and health care companies. At Salomon Brothers, he managed the Global Software and Internet investment banking activities and worked with leading companies such as SAP, Microsoft, Veritas Software, Hewlett-Packard and US Robotics. He has also worked with education companies such as Plato Learning, MEEC, Mastering Computers and KnowledgeNet. Mark has also worked for Arthur Young and Company in the High Technology practice.

Mark has served as a regent at St. John's University, as chairman of The Preserve Company, as a member of the board of directors of the DAPER Fund at Stanford University as well as a number of privately held companies.

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Mark's academic credentials include an MBA from Harvard University.

  • Served as a regent at St. John's University
  • Previously chairman of The Preserve Company
  • Previously a Board Member—
    the DAPER Fund at Stanford University
  • Graduate of St. John's University
  • MBA from Harvard University

"Never mistake activity for achievement."

John Wooden Legendary Coach

On June 20, 2014, Bill Tanona was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary of GSV Capital.

Bill was most recently a managing director at Fortress Investment Group. Prior to joining Fortress in 2011, he was at UBS AG from 2010-2011 and has spent over a decade at various global investment banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan as an equity research analyst covering financial institutions. Mr. Tanona graduated from Villanova University's School of Business with an Accounting major. He has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

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Bill is also a member of:

  • Financial advisory board of St. John's High School (Shrewsbury, MA)
  • President's Leadership Circle for Villanova University

Carl Rizzo was appointed to serve as GSV Capital's Chief Compliance Officer in June 2014.

Carl has nearly three decades of working experience in the U.S. asset management industry. Since April 2011, he has been a Director of Alaric Compliance Services, LLC, a 10 year-old firm that provides regulatory compliance support, including independent Chief Compliance Officers, to investment managers and funds registered with the SEC and the NFA/CFTC and to broker-dealers registered with FINRA. Most recently, he has served as Chief Compliance Officer for several SEC-registered investment advisers and a non-GSV affiliated NYSE-listed Business Development Company.

His background includes serving as principal in-house regulatory compliance counsel with several well-known firms in the industry's bank and insurance channels and as a principal compliance consultant participating in over 100 engagements for the compliance departments of a wide variety of asset management firms. Carl began his compliance career serving as Senior and Special Counsel on the staff of the SEC's Division of Investment Management at the Commission's headquarters offices in Washington, D.C.

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Carl's educational background includes:

  • LL.M in federal securities regulation from Georgetown University
  • J.D. from University of Richmond
  • B.A. from Davidson College

Steve Bard is co-founder of GSV Capital and GSV Asset Management.

Steve and GSV co-founder Michael Moe have known each other since 1995. In addition to deep experience as investment professionals, the two share a passion for investing and innovation—pursuits that form the heart of GSV's identity and mission.

Steve's resume includes nearly a decade as Chief Operating Officer of Fuller + Thaler Asset Management, where he was also a member of the board of directors. Among his accomplishments there, Steve built out and managed the firm's non-investment team and infrastructure. Prior to that, he managed the west coast for Fidelity Management Trust Company (now Pyramis Global Advisors) and held senior consultant and business development roles at Hewitt Associates and New York Life Investment Management.

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Steve's academic credentials include a BS from Duke University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, Steve is a CFA charterholder.

  • Board + Executive Committee Member, CFA Society of San Francisco
  • Advisory Board Member, Purisima West Funds
  • Advisory Board Member, Blue Chip Expert
  • Past Trustee, Crystal Springs Uplands School
  • Past Board Member, Fuller + Thaler Asset Management
  • Past Board Member, Hillsborough Schools Foundation
  • Past Chair, The Olympic Club Investment & Endowment Committee
  • MBA from the University of California, Berkeley
  • BS from Duke University
  • CFA Charterholder

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

Abraham Lincoln Visionary Politician

Luben Pampoulov is co-founder and Partner of GSV Asset Management as well as co-portfolio manager of GSV Capital and the GSV X Fund.

Prior to starting GSV, Luben worked several years with Michael Moe at ThinkEquity Partners, an asset management and investment banking firm focusing on venture capital and emerging growth companies.

Based on his multinational background from Europe and the U.S., Luben offers unique perspective on some of the world's most promising emerging economies. His professional credentials are complemented by his experience as a world-class tennis player—competing on the ATP Tour, being national champion in Austria and Bulgaria, and leading UCLA as its Captain and #1 player to win the NCAA Championship in 2005.

Together with Michael Moe, Luben shares investment ideas and research on Innovation, Emerging Trends, Private Companies, and the Growth Economy in GSV's newsletter, A2Apple.

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Luben joined Michael at GSV after their years together at ThinkEquity Partners, where they managed money and delivered compelling investment results. Prior to his roles as analyst and co-portfolio manager at ThinkEquity, he earned his BA in International Economics and Management from UCLA.

  • National tennis champion, Austria + Bulgaria
  • NCAA tennis champion
  • BA in International Economics and Management from the University of California at Los Angeles

"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting."

Napoleon Hill Author + Advisor

Matthew Hanson joined GSV as a New York-based partner with GSV Asset Management in January 2012.

Prior to GSV, he served as Head of Corporate Finance for ThinkEquity Partners, a growth-focused investment banking boutique founded by Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo. At ThinkEquity, Matt helped oversee the firm's equity underwriting activity, raising $2.5 billion across 30 transactions. He also managed internal M&A activity and corporate development on behalf of the firm's Management Committee.

He also served as Investment Banker in the Global Corporate & Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Securities, LLC, where he was involved with over $5 billion of M&A, equity, and debt transactions. Matt began his career in the Private Wealth Management Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a Financial Analyst helping to manage $3 billion for ultra-high net worth families, foundations, and charitable trusts.

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Matt's experience is complemented by strong academic credentials, as well as his professional affiliations and certifications.

  • Member, Manhattan Institute Young Leaders Circle
  • CFA charterholder
  • FINRA Series 24, 79, 7 + 66 licenses
  • BA in Economics (General Honors) from the University of Chicago

"It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood."

THEODORE ROOSEVELT 26th President of the United States
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