SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SharesPost, Inc., the leading liquidity provider to the late-stage, venture-backed asset class, today announced that Kelly Rodriques, who has significant experience leading high-growth companies and investing in private equity and alternative assets, has joined its Board of Directors.
Rodriques, 53, has more than 25 years of financial services and technology experience and has been an investor in more than 20 venture-backed firms. He was a founding investor of mFoundry, the leading provider of mobile banking acquired by Fidelity Information Systems (FIS) in 2013. Most recently, he served as CEO of PENSCO, one of the nation's leading alternative asset custodians.
"Kelly Rodriques has spent his professional career helping investors put capital to work in high-growth opportunities in alternative assets and private equity," said SharesPost Founder and CEO Greg Brogger. "Kelly's Fintech and M&A experience, along with his executive leadership, will help SharesPost continue creating opportunities for individuals and institutions to invest in the Private Technology Growth asset class."
Rodriques is also co-Managing Partner of Operative Capital, a Fintech venture firm based in San Francisco with nine active investments. Earlier in his career, Rodriques was Operating Partner of Ignition Capital and CEO of Totality. He also serves on the Board of AlphaClone, a Fintech firm focused on asset management.
"As private equity and alternative asset investing continues to grow, SharesPost has a unique opportunity to provide many more investors with access to late-stage, venture-backed companies," Rodriques said. "SharesPost is very well-positioned to expand its market leadership and provide opportunities to invest in an asset class whose growth potential doesn't exist in the public markets today."
About SharesPost, Inc.
SharesPost helped launch the private market in 2009 and continues to lead and innovate in the space. Based in Silicon Valley, SharesPost is an SEC-registered broker-dealer, investment advisor and Alternative Trading System. SharesPost has also built the largest and most active platform for data, analysis and transactions. With more than $2 billion in closed transactions for more than 150 leading technology companies, SharesPost provides shareholders and buyers with all the human expertise and tools they need to navigate, inform and transact with confidence.
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