Sven is a Managing Director of SharesPost’s SEC-registered investment advisor, SP Investments Management, LLC. Sven is responsible for the management of SharesPost investment vehicles. In this role, he is a member of the Investment Committee and serves as President and Trustee of the SharesPost 100 Fund.
Before joining SharesPost, Sven served as President of SVB Capital at Silicon Valley Bank, where he managed the company’s venture capital investing business, which included direct, secondary and fund of fund investments exceeding $1.5 billion under management. Prior to SVB Capital, Sven managed secondary investments at Cipio Partners and direct investments for Siemens. He previously had operational responsibilities at both Vodafone Germany and O2 Germany.
Sven holds an M.S. in Physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he specialized in Information Technology and Environmental Physics.
Kevin is Managing Director Public Fund Operations, responsible for distribution, investor relations and business-related activities of SharesPost Investment Management funds.
Prior to joining SharesPost, Kevin was a senior portfolio manager at First New York Securities, where he managed a global macro book. With over 17 years of senior level experience in financial services, Kevin's specific areas of expertise include the management of client relationships, investment research coverage, block and position trading, and operations management. Kevin began his career as an institutional equities sales trader working for Instinet, and later Commerzbank. His client base included hedge funds, pension funds and proprietary trading desks. Subsequently, Kevin held a series of distinguished posts at leading hedge funds and proprietary trading firms including serving as the head of international trading for Libra Advisors and Opus Trading Funds.
Kevin received his undergraduate degree in finance from Tulane University and his MBA from Columbia Business School, magna cum laude. He holds FINRA series 4, 7, 24, 27, 55 and 66 licenses.
Ryan serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the SharesPost 100 Fund. Prior to joining SharesPost, Ryan served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Thomas Weisel Partners (acquired by Stifel Nicolaus), a publicly traded investment bank focused principally on growth companies and growth investors. Prior to that, Ryan spent eight years at E*TRADE Financial Corporation as the Global and Corporate Controller, overseeing accounting operations, systems and financial reporting throughout its transformation from a nascent online investing company to a global financial services company.
Ryan is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jonas supports all facets of analysis and assessment of potential investments in late-stage venture-backed private companies.
Prior to joining SharesPost, Jonas was an investment banker with Berman Capital, covering a wide range of industries including Internet, digital media and software. Jonas has worked on many mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions for buyers and sellers in the growth-and-middle-market arena. Jonas is also a mentor for the Thiel Foundation's 20 Under 20 Fellowship.
Jonas received his LLM from Uppsala University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.