Geoff is CFO of LanzaTech (NASDAQ: LNZA), a carbon capture and waste transformation company. He has over 25 years of experience building and leading companies through rapid expansions, turnarounds, and exits as an operating executive, equity and debt investor, and board director.
He led finance & corporate development for multiple venture & private equity backed businesses in analytics, biotech, financial services, and social impact industries. Geoff led the financial strategy & operations of Obama for America, the $1.2 billion 2012 re-election campaign of President Barack Obama as its Chief Financial and Budget Officer. Geoff was a private equity & debt investor, sourcing and structuring investments across the capital structure and serving as an advisor to the management teams. He began his career as a management consultant managing acquisition integration, due diligence, strategic sourcing and operational improvement projects.
Geoff completed his BA in Public Policy and Economics at Hamilton College and received his MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago.
Shan is the CEO and Co-founder of Verre Vert, Inc., an innovative and high-sustainability solution for the wine and spirits industry. She also founded Lianju Capital, an early stage venture fund in China, and serves as advisors for enterprise software and technology companies.
Shan started her career with EY San Francisco serving multi-billion alternative investment companies and subsequently joined Sequoia Capital leading the fund operations and finance functions.
Shan received her MS in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Dinesh Moorjani is a serial tech founder & CEO, venture capital investor, and adjunct professor. Dinesh was the Founder and CEO of Hatch Labs Inc., where he cofounded numerous software companies from ground up, including Tinder (NASDAQ: MTCH). Dinesh started several other software businesses, including Saffronart - a global eCommerce marketplace for Indian fine art and collectibles, backed by Sequoia Capital. He cofounded Kleverbeast, a no-code SaaS application development platform, and Monet Analytics, an AI SaaS business that decodes human emotion.
Dinesh served in numerous executive leadership roles at multinational corporations, including as Managing Director at Comcast Ventures, Sr. Vice President and Group Head of Mobility at IAC/InterActive Corp, and in various leadership roles at Samsung Electronics in the US and Asia. He built his early career in the Global Energy Practice at AD Little, Goldman Sachs, and as an early employee at Mainspring (IPO 2000, acquired by IBM 2001). Dinesh served as an independent board director at Alight (NYSE: ALIT) and on the advisory boards of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Assurant, and Cox Automotive. He held the board observer seat at Zoox (acquired by Amazon), a leader in autonomous vehicles. Dinesh served as an advisor to Warburg Pincus, the global private equity firm, where he was previously an EIR sitting on company boards and co-investing alongside the firm.
Dinesh is a faculty advisor and senior lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and guest lectures at Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. He serves on the Harvard Business School California Research Center Advisory Board. Dinesh supports disenfranchised youth and education through his non-profit work as a board director at the United Friends of the Children and the Organization for Social Media Safety. He also serves as a board trustee at the University of California, Merced. Dinesh earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and MBA from Harvard. He is currently a Stanford University engineering doctoral student focused on climate innovation and sustainable finance.
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