Venovate Marketplace Management Team
Kat Cook has extensive experience with executive leadership in financial services operations, business development, sales, and clearing & settlement. Kat is responsible for directing the operations and sales of Venovate Marketplace - the alternative trading system and broker-dealer.
Prior to joining Venovate Marketplace, Kat was a co-founder and COO at AltsDirect, LLC, where she and her partners developed a patented business method and technology-based solution for oil and gas partnership accounting.
Kat served as Senior Managing Director at NASDAQ OMX Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, prior to co-founding AltsDirect. She also served as Vice President at Penson Financial Services, and held Corporate and Business Development roles at Nexa Technologies (a subsidiary of Penson World Wide) and Tradecast Securities.
Earlier in her career, Kat held positions at various Wall Street firms, including Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Kat earned a BS and a MS from Texas A&M University in Agricultural Economics, where she was actively involved in Pi Beta Phi, Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) and Aggie Recruiters. She holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
Michael Cohen is an accomplished executive with an extensive background in investment banking, portfolio management, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. He has founded multi-million dollar funds, built firms from the ground up, and negotiated numerous deals. Michael acts as the Chairman of the Investment Committee at Venovate Marketplace.
With over 15 years in technology venture capital, focused on telecom and infrastructure investments, Michael has experience as the Managing Principal for Global Crossing Ventures, as the founder of Advanced Data Center, and as the founder of Industry Ventures Acquisition Fund (Aperture).
As manager of several venture funds, Michael served on numerous boards and was responsible for leading financing rounds of a number of technology companies, including Atherotech, CCC Network Systems, CellzDirect, Granite Systems, Innergy Power, Narus, NorthPoint Communications, Sonus Networks, and SpringTide Networks. He was also associated with CIBC Oppenheimer's Technology Investment Banking Group and KPMG.
Michael has an MS in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and a BA in International Political Economy with honors from Connecticut College. He holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Venovate Holdings Management Team
Michael Raneri has over 20 years of experience in executive positions with four leading online brokerage firms, he is uniquely qualified to lead the next generation of financial industry innovation.
Michael holds four patents for online brokerage and email technology inventions. From his experience in the early days of online stock trading at Quick & Reilly, through his work helping to create Schwab.com, to building Zecco into a national brand, he has been at the cutting edge, using the latest technology to offer disruptive financial services.
Michael has a BS in Economics and Sociology from Fairfield University.
Keith Corbin is the CFO of Venovate Holdings, responsible for finance and accounting, reporting, corporate strategy, and cash management.
Keith is the former CFO of online brokerage firm Zecco. He also serves as a consulting partner with CFO Connection and Shoreline Venture Partners.
His broad experience includes roles as CEO with Online Staffing, and CFO of ICon Professional Services and Hall Kinion and Associates.
Keith has a BBA in Accounting and Finance from City University of New York.
Michiel de Boer has over 20 years of experience with entrepreneurial ventures - from a startup, executive, consulting, and research perspective.
Michiel was part of the creation of Zecco, which from its launch in 2006 to its merger with TradeKing in 2012 was at the forefront of technology, user experience, and social media innovation in the space of online investing.
Michiel holds a PhD in Innovation and Organizational Dynamics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, with particular focus on the digital media industry.
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