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OCEANIC PARTNERS

Venture Capital investments focused on strong teams and fundamentals.

We leverage our experience to set the standard for investment performance

Oceanic Partners is dedicated to making venture capital investments focused on strong teams and fundamentals, with meaningful opportunities for liquidity. The team at Oceanic has an unparalleled mastery of the private markets, both as successful principals as well as intermediaries. We have executed thousands of private transactions, valued at over $3 Billion, across hundreds of companies. Our nimble, intelligent investment approach is unconstrained by deal size, geography, "style box," and/or market phase.

Oceanic Partners channels its capabilities through four core services

Primary Investments

Oceanic Partners participates selectively in direct venture capital investments, at various stages of company development. For investors, the Company maintains an expansive reach and strong presence in the startup ecosystem, offering primary financing deal flow.

Primary Investments

Oceanic Partners participates selectively in direct venture capital investments, at various stages of company development. For investors, the Company maintains an expansive reach and strong presence in the startup ecosystem, offering primary financing deal flow.

Select Services

Oceanic Partners extends a wide range of additional services on a select basis, including real estate single-asset syndications and purpose-built funds, lower to mid-market mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance advisory, joint venture facilitation, consulting and value-add relationship sourcing and others.

Issuer & Stakeholder Solutions

Private enterprises are in the position to benefit from the highly specialized secondary liquidity solutions rendered by Oceanic Partners. As the private stage of the enterprise lifecycle extends to the better part of a decade on average, it will increasingly become incumbent on private enterprises to manage centralized liquidity programs that allow employees and other stakeholders to monetize their equity positions.

Secondary Markets

Oceanic Partners makes principal investments in secondary private market opportunities. In addition, we offer bespoke liquidity options for individual and institutional holders of private equity. Transactional types include direct brokerage, managed funds, single-name syndications, synthetic interest products, as well as structured employee equity compensation liquidity plans.

Select Services

Oceanic Partners extends a wide range of additional services on a select basis, including real estate single-asset syndications and purpose-built funds, lower to mid-market mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance advisory, joint venture facilitation, consulting and value-add relationship sourcing and others.

Issuer & Stakeholder Solutions

Private enterprises are in the position to benefit from the highly specialized secondary liquidity solutions rendered by Oceanic Partners. As the private stage of the enterprise lifecycle extends to the better part of a decade on average, it will increasingly become incumbent on private enterprises to manage centralized liquidity programs that allow employees and other stakeholders to monetize their equity positions.

Secondary Markets

Oceanic Partners makes principal investments in secondary private market opportunities. In addition, we offer bespoke liquidity options for individual and institutional holders of private equity. Transactional types include direct brokerage, managed funds, single-name syndications, synthetic interest products, as well as structured employee equity compensation liquidity plans.

Portfolio Companies

Team

CEO
Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan

CEO

As Chief Executive Officer of Oceanic Partners, Tim Sullivan is accountable for the strategic direction and functional execution of business objectives. Formerly, as CEO of MicroVentures, Tim took the startup firm from less than $100K per year to over $3M per month run rate in deal flow and execution. Prior to MicroVentures, Tim was President and second employee of SharesPost Financial Corporation, where he built the firm’s transactions team and trading infrastructure, which were responsible for SharesPost’s preeminent position in today’s secondary market. Tim transacted with over 30 private issuers, including Facebook, Tesla, Twitter, LinkedIn, Etsy, Zynga, Kayak, SpaceX, Chegg, and Jawbone. His transactions totaled over $1B, resulting in over $30M net revenue to SharesPost. As an investor, Tim participates actively at both the angel and late stages, with a personal portfolio of over 40 private companies. Previously, Tim has held leadership roles at Susquehanna Financial Group, Oracle, and IBM. Throughout Tim’s career, he has managed more than $3B worth of private equity transactions and enjoys a consistent track record of surpassing expectations. Tim has a BA in Political Science from Colgate University and holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 66, 79, and 99 licenses.

Chief Operating Officer
Jaclyn Strife

Jaclyn Strife

Chief Operating Officer

Jaclyn is the Chief Operating Officer of Oceanic Partners. Jaclyn is an accomplished operational as well as sales and marketing leader with broad transactional experience in high-growth, diverse industries, including financial services, consumer brands, and high technology. She previously worked as a Managing Director at MicroVentures, accumulating a long and illustrious transactional record there. Jaclyn joined MicroVentures following her tenure at SharesPost Financial Corporation, where she was one of the lead producers, and a member of a small team of brokers that executed over $1B in private share transactions, and contributed to making the company one of the market leaders in the secondary market. Prior to SharesPost, Jaclyn worked at Merriman Capital, an investment banking firm, where she was a driving force in securing new client business, providing sales force management, and developing new products. Earlier in her career, Jaclyn served as the Western District Sales Manager for Bear Naked Granola Company, where she enjoyed considerable success in cultivating the competitive San Francisco market, overseeing a major product launch and introducing new product lines, ultimately contributing to the company’s successful sale to Kashi-Kellogg for $50M. Jaclyn holds a BA from Dartmouth College as well as Series 7 and 63 licenses. In her spare time she enjoys expanding the Dartmouth Entrepreneur Network on the West Coast and is an avid marathon runner.

CFA, Vice President
Max Morgunov

Max Morgunov

CFA, Vice President

Max is Vice President and senior analyst at Oceanic Partners. Prior to Oceanic Partners, he worked in a related capacity at MicroVentures, being primarily responsible for managing the company’s due diligence and investment selection efforts. Prior to MicroVentures, Max was a founding member of a strategic consultancy executing international corporate development and commercial facilitation, as well as participating in various other commercial, analytical, and business development projects. Earlier, Max was engaged as an economic and venture development consultant, focused on economic strategy development for new industry clusters, industry cluster management, startup management consulting, and intellectual property commercialization strategies. Max’s earlier background derives from the hedge fund space, including work with Equity Management Associates, LLC, an equity long/short hedge fund based in Waltham, MA, and with SAC Capital Advisors, LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund operating from Stamford, CT. Max is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute San Francisco Chapter. He holds a BA from Colgate University with concentrations in Philosophy and Japanese, and has pursued studies at the Kyoto Institute for Culture and Language in Kyoto, Japan. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Managing Director
Billy Brandreth

Billy Brandreth

Managing Director

Billy Brandreth is responsible for institutional liquidity solutions. Prior to Oceanic, he was an options trader and portfolio manager. His previous firms include Susquehanna International Group and Pine River Capital Management. He has traded risk capital and provided client portfolio risk solutions. His career has been spent assessing risk focused on positive expectancy. Billy maintains a global network in both public and private markets. Billy received his degree in Finance from Drexel University, LeBow College of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Business Operations
Jimmy Crompton

Jimmy Crompton

Business Operations

Vice President
Matt Larson

Matt Larson

Vice President

Matt serves as Vice President at Oceanic Partners. Prior to Oceanic, Matt worked as an analyst with Bloomberg’s capital markets research platform, Bloomberg Intelligence, where he covered publicly traded intellectual property companies, quantifying legal risk and market impact of litigation events in the technology sector. Matt began his career as a patent attorney in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., representing clients in private negotiations and disputes spanning U.S. District Court, the U.S. Patent Office, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Matt earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Physics and Psychology from Furman University.

Vice President
David Tillman

David Tillman

Vice President

Dave is a Vice President for Oceanic Partners. Prior to Oceanic Partners, Dave was a Principal and Head Trader for Pelorus Jack Capital, a global long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to Pelorus Jack, Dave was the Head Trader at Passport Capital from 2007-2016. While at Passport, Dave was a member of the Portfolio Construction and Risk Teams. He also served on the Investment, Trade Operations, Macro and Risk Committees. Dave worked at Susquehanna Investment Group from 2003-2007 as an Options Sales Trader and was an Options Market Maker on the Philadelphia and Pacific Stock exchanges from 1993-2002. Dave graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Accounting and holds a FINRA Series 7 and 66.

Managing Director - Hong Kong
Ben Coen

Ben Coen

Managing Director - Hong Kong

Prior to joining Oceanic, Ben spent 25 years at Susquehanna International Group. He managed a multi-strategy desk for SIG in Asia for 15 years, responsible for convertible bonds, credit trading, a variety of equity strategies, events and macro. More recently, he was a portfolio manager at BFAM Partners, running equity strategies - focused on Asia, but with a global mandate. Ben has an extensive contact network in financial markets in Asia, having been investing in the region since 1994. Ben received a B.A. in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College.

advisors

Dominic Baldini

Dominic Baldini

Founder
Emerson Equity

Mr. Baldini founded Emerson Equity in 2003 and brings more than 20 years of expertise to the firm. His unique combination of experience as an attorney, chief compliance officer, financial and operations principal, and investment advisor enables the firm to better service their clients and manage the vital operational functions of the business in-house. Mr. Baldini holds FINRA series 4, 7, 24, 27, 53, 55, 63, 65 and 79 Licenses.

Daniel Paramés

Daniel Paramés

Attorney
Fenwick & West LLP

Daniel is an experienced attorney with the firm of Fenwick & West LLP based in San Francisco, CA. He represents domestic and foreign companies and investors in the technology sector. His clients routinely look to him for advice and guidance on corporate matters and transactions, including venture and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, corporate governance and organization, executive and equity compensation, securities and regulatory issues, as well as licensing, commercial, labor, and employment matters. He brings deep legal and transactional experience and insight to Oceanic’s securities business, having represented clients in hundreds of financing and security transactions, which contribute towards Oceanic’s goal of building a strong reputation and business around finding solutions that benefit all parties.

Yaacov Silberman

Yaacov Silberman

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
Rimon

Yaacov Silberman is Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Rimon. Yaacov's innovations with Rimon have appeared in a wide array of publications, including The Economist, The American Lawyer, AmLaw's Law Technology News, Bloomberg, the California Daily Journal, the San Francisco Business Times, eLawyering and the National Post. He has been characterized as top innovator in the legal profession by the American Bar Association for his role in developing Rimon's alternative business model. Yaacov has presented on innovations in law firm management and technology at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, UC Berkeley Law School, and UC Hastings College of the Law. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.