Venture Capital Initiative

Venture Capital Initiative - Team

Meet the Team

A venture capital journey includes touchpoints with interrelated sets of knowledge, practice, experience and advice.

Relevant classroom subjects and real-world topics include investment management, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and strategy, among many others.

As such, the Venture Capital Initiative is organized and supported by a cross-disciplinary team across these areas. 


Elena Loutskina

Elena Loutskina

Professor of Business Administration, Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in Business Administration; Academic Director, Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

Les Alexander

Lester F. Alexander III

John Glynn Endowed Professor and Professor of Practice in Business Administration

Caitlin Boyer

Caitlin Boyer

Associate Director of Private Capital Strategic Initiatives

Paul Reeder

Senior Director, Careers in Finance, Darden Career Center

Rodney Sullivan

Rodney Sullivan

Executive Director, Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

Robert Creeden

Robert Creeden

Managing Director, UVA LVG Seed Fund

Affiliated Faculty

Gregory B. Fairchild

Gregory B. Fairchild

Isidore Horween Research Professor of Business Administration, Associate Dean for Washington, D.C., Area Initiatives and Academic Director of Public Policy and Entrepreneurship, Dean and CEO of UVA | Northern Virginia

John Glynn

John W. Glynn

MacAvoy Professor of Business Administration

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Saras D. Sarasvathy

Paul M. Hammaker Professor in Business Administration, Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor in Entrepreneurship, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Affiliated Staff

Aaron Fernstrom

Director, Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

MJ Toms

Director of Education & Experiential Learning, Batten Institute