FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Lane, an independent financial institution that provides discretionary and non-discretionary private equity asset management services to sophisticated investors, today announced that Greg Baty, Vice President, has been named to the Board of the Florida Venture Forum.
The Forum, which is based in Tampa, is designed to help ensure the success of entrepreneurial ventures by offering expert counsel, educational advice and managerial assistance, and provides programs on a statewide basis attended by venture capitalists, investors, bankers, corporate executives, accountants, lawyers and entrepreneurs.
"As the flagship organization for the venture community in Florida, it is an honor for Hamilton Lane to be represented on the Florida Venture Forum and help the organization advance the success of entrepreneurs in the state," said Mario Giannini, chief executive officer of Hamilton Lane.
Added Baty: "I look forward to working closely with the Forum to support entrepreneurship in Florida. Having worked for a number of years with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the Silicon Valley, it's a privilege to put my experience to work for the benefit of Florida's venture capital community."
Baty is a Vice President and is primarily focused on the activities of the firm's Florida Growth Fund. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2009, he held investment positions within the private equity marketplace and has had previous experience with venture finance at Sand Hill Capital and Garage.com (Garage Technology Ventures). Baty also brings an operational background with him to Hamilton Lane having owned and operated multi-unit branded retail franchises along with his operational roles in technology startups.
Baty also spent nine years as a professional football player in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots and finished his career with the Miami Dolphins.
He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's in science of management degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About Hamilton Lane
Hamilton Lane is an independent financial institution that provides discretionary and non-discretionary private equity asset management services to sophisticated investors worldwide. With offices in several U.S. cities, London, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Brazil, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private equity asset class on a global and customized basis.
Founded in 1991, Hamilton Lane now has 170 employees and more than $150 billion in total assets under management and supervision, with approximately half of the client base in the U.S and half overseas.
About The Florida Venture Forum
Founded in 1984, The Florida Venture Forum, Inc. is the premier entrepreneurial networking group in Florida that provides companies with managerial assistance and identifies sources of venture capital. To date, more than $2.5 billion of venture capital has been attracted by presenting Florida-based companies since the Florida Venture Capital Conference began 20 years ago. Throughout the year, the Florida Venture Forum provides programs on a statewide basis. For more information, please visit the Florida Venture Forum's website at www.floridaventureforum.org or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Hamilton Lane