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Jason P. Andris JASON P. ANDRIS
Managing Director, is a member of the General Partner of all of the VIA funds having joined VIA in 2000. He is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee and has responsibility across all facets of the firm, i.e., the management of relationships with the funds' managers and its limited partners, as well as, the identification and development of new relationships for the firm.
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Previously, Jason worked at Robertson Stephens and Co. as an Analyst in the investment banking group and subsequently was promoted to Associate. He was involved in all facets of corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions transactions working with many emerging growth companies and completing over a dozen transactions including the execution of two private placements, with aggregate value totaling over $1.4 billion.

Following RS&Co., he served as Manager of Financial Analysis and Planning with one of his clients, Global Vacation Group, Inc. (NYSE: GVG), a consolidator of value-added travel services companies. With GVG, he participated in the acquisition and integration of nine businesses, two equity offerings, and oversaw treasury investments, a share-repurchase program, and investor relations. His responsibilities also included reporting directly to the CEO and CFO of the company, assisting them with general management responsibilities.

Jason received an A.B. in history with a minor in economics from Hamilton College, where he was elected to Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. He received his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. While at Tuck, he worked with the Center for Private Equity in performing a survey and analysis of valuation practices in the private equity industry. Separately, he researched the impact of secondary offerings and the end of insiders' lockup periods on companies' stock prices.

Jason is the Vice President of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, the Treasurer of the Lamington Conservancy, and has served on various committees in Bedminster Township, including the Planning Board. jandris@viafunds.com
Chris Douvos CHRIS DOUVOS
Managing Director, joined VIA in 2011 and is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee. At VIA he has responsibility across all facets of the firm, including the management of relationships with the funds' managers and its limited partners, as well as the identification and development of new relationships for the firm. He represents VIA on over a half-dozen fund advisory boards.
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Previously, he served as co-head of the private equity program at The Investment Fund For Foundations; in this role, he was responsible for over $1 billion in new capital commitments and stewarded a program that was ranked in the top 5% of its peers. Chris represented TIFF on over a dozen VC and LBO partnership advisory boards.

Mr. Douvos has also worked on the endowment team at Princeton University where his duties included selection and evaluation of external managers, risk analysis, and asset allocation modeling. He began his career as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company where he worked with clients in the financial services, healthcare, and telecom sectors and as an analyst for Monitor's principal investing activities.

He is the author of an acclaimed blog, www.SuperLP.com, and is a frequent contributor to private equity industry discourse in the press and at conferences. Mr. Douvos advises several private companies and serves as co-chair of the investment committee at Avenidas, a Bay Area agency focused on positive aging, and as a member of the investment committee of the Castilleja School. He holds a BA with Distinction in history from Yale College and an MBA from Yale School of Management. He was awarded the CFA Charter in 2004.
Adrian Garcia ADRIAN GARCIA
Managing Director, joined VIA in 2013 and is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee. He is focused on VIA's energy funds including the firm's manager and Limited Partner relationships. He launched and leads VIA's office in Houston.
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He previously worked at Quantum Energy Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm. Prior to that, Adrian was a Managing Director at Newlin Capital Partners, an institutional fund-of-funds with $330 million across four fund-of-funds focused on real assets (energy and real estate). He also had worked for SEI Investments and Partners Capital. Before beginning his investment career, Adrian worked in the petroleum, chemical, and nuclear industries worldwide, including five years with Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia. Adrian has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.S.E in Financial Engineering from Princeton University.
Clifford J. P. Gilman CLIFFORD J. P. GILMAN
Managing Director, joined the firm in 2008 and has responsibilities across all elements of VIA's activities. He is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee and works with existing and new relationships among VIA's managers and limited partners.
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Most recently, Cliff was with Prime Buchholz & Associates, Inc., a full-service investment consulting firm serving approximately 300 institutional clients, predominately endowments and foundations, with over $30 billion under advisement across all asset classes. He had sole responsibility for the firm's private equity, as well as private real asset investing (real estate, natural resources, and commodities), through direct funds, secondaries, and funds of funds. Included in his responsibilities were educating clients and consultants on private equity.

Prior to that, he was an Associate Vice President and founding member of Merrill Lynch Private Equity Partners, LP, a global investor in fund, secondary, and direct private equity positions. In that role, he sourced transactions, conducted due diligence, participated in the investment review process and monitoring of over $350 million in direct and fund investments. In addition, he had responsibilities for the firm's recruiting.

Cliff received his A.B. from Duke University with a double major in political science and Russian. He completed an honors thesis and won the Benjamin N. Duke Leadership Award. He also has an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. cgilman@viafunds.com
 
Stathis Andris STATHIS ANDRIS
The Firm’s Founder and Chairman.
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Prior to founding Venture Investment Associates, Mr. Andris was with the American Express Company for twenty-one years. From 1981 to 1993 he served as Vice President-Investments, where he was responsible for the management of AVA Partners, the private equity arm of the company. AVA Partners invested in partnerships and made direct private equity investments. VIA I was organized in 1993 for the purpose of acquiring AVA Partners from American Express. Stathis also was President of Rexport, Inc. and AVA Company, two investment subsidiaries of American Express.

During his investment career at American Express, Mr. Andris was also responsible for the management of short-term investments, which amounted to several billion dollars and he managed Fireman's Fund Insurance Company's $2.8 billion government securities portfolio, when it was a subsidiary of American Express. Earlier, he also held various senior management positions in the Office of the Chairman, Travel Division, and the Corporate Development Office.

Before joining American Express, Mr. Andris was a financial consultant with the Irving Trust Company and held engineering positions with Esso Research & Engineering and UniRoyal Companies.

Currently, Mr. Andris serves on the board of advisors of several private equity funds. He holds B.S and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering, and an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School.

Mr. Andris is a trustee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Upper Raritan Watershed Association, and the Lamington Conservancy. sandris@viafunds.com
Carl H. Malmstrom CARL H. MALMSTROM
Senior Advisor and Consultant.. Mr. Malmstrom served as Chief Financial Officer of Venture Investment Associates from 1994 to 2012 and has known and worked with Stathis Andris for over 35 years. Carl oversees the finance team, has a role in the Firm's management and serves on its Investment Committee.
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Mr. Malmstrom had an extensive career at the American Express Company, most recently serving as Vice President - Corporate Strategy. Immediately prior to joining VIA, Mr. Malmstrom was an independent consultant specializing in financial institutions' marketing and distribution services. During his career he also has served as Vice President - Strategic/Marketing Planning for NationsBank Texas National Bank and Senior Planning Analyst for Hoechst Celanese Corporation.

Mr. Malmstrom received a B.A. degree in mathematics from Reed College and an M.S. degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. cmalmstrom@viafunds.com
Jessica Marshall JESSICA MARSHALL
Controller, initially joined VIA in 1994, and is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience with both private and public companies. In addition to overseeing various levels of the firm's accounting needs, has sole responsibility for the accounting and financials of VIA VI, VII and Seed Technology Partners. She is also the Firm's tax matters professional.
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Ms. Marshall was at Coopers & Lybrand, spending five years specializing in the financial and tax needs of entrepreneurial businesses. She subsequently worked for ten years as controller for two privately held businesses. Beginning in 1994 she was a tax and systems consultant to Venture Investment Associates and became the controller through 2001. Prior to rejoining the General Partner in 2006, she served as controller for the Diamond Foundation and for a hedge fund.

Ms. Marshall has a B.A. in Economics, an MBA in accounting, and an Advanced Professional Certificate in information systems, all from New York University. jmarshall@viafunds.com
Chris Matassino CHRIS MATASSINO
Manager of Finance, joined us in 2007 as a member of the finance and accounting team contributing at various levels of the firm's accounting needs, and has sole responsibility for the accounting and financials of VIA V and Energy I and II. He also assists with performance analytics.
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Previously, Chris worked as a Senior Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the assurance and business advisory practice, working primarily with technology companies and venture capital funds, including VIA.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and received bachelors and masters degrees in accounting from Wagner College. cmatassino@viafunds.com
JOE KOVACS
Manager of Finance, joined VIA in 2011 as a member of the finance and accounting team, contributing at various levels of the firm's accounting needs, and has sole responsibility for the accounting and financials of VIA I, II, III and IV as well as assisting with tax matters.
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Previously, Joe was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the tax practice, working primarily with privately held companies, high net worth individuals, and private equity funds, including VIA. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Associate in the assurance and business advisory practice, working primarily with technology and communication companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Montclair State University.
Matthew D. Burns MATTHEW D. BURNS
Manager of Administration, joined VIA in 2007 and supports the Firm in a variety of capacities including administrative and technical support, communications, and database management.
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He is a former U.S. Marine with a diverse 20+ year management and marketing background in computer systems technology, office administration, and real estate. Matthew possesses a thorough knowledge of computer operating systems, computer network systems, database development and maintenance, desktop publishing, and graphic design.

Matthew is both a Notary Public for the State of New Jersey and a licensed Real Estate Agent. mburns@viafunds.com
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