Rich is a General Partner of Knoll Ventures. Knoll Ventures is an Atlanta, GA based early-stage venture capital fund that invests in technology businesses focused on B2B markets. Knoll primarily invests in pre-Series A companies that have demonstrated customer traction and identified actionable near-term growth initiatives.
Prior to establishing Knoll Ventures Fund I LP, Rich was President of Ellis Capital, a family office that invests across a wide range of technology-enabled businesses across the seed, post-seed, and Series A-stages. At Ellis Capital, Rich oversaw all aspects of the investment process. Previously, he served as a Hedge Fund analyst at Private Advisors, a multi-billion dollar alternative asset management firm specialized in alternative investment strategies.
Rich currently serves on the Board of Directors for NOWaccount Network Corporation and also serves as a board observer to Brightwell Payments, Daupler, Fetch Trucks, Livesource, and VoAPPs. He is actively involved in the local technology ecosystem, acting in leadership or mentorship positions with multiple local technology organizations. Rich holds an MS Commerce degree with a concentration in finance from the McIntire School of Commerce, and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.