Athenian Venture Partners said Regi Kunnel has been named the firm’s controller. Kunnel has worked at GE Capital and the Easthill Group. Also at Athenian, Mary Strother was promoted to managing director, investor relations, and Danielle Allison to vice president of operations.
Athenian Venture Partners Appoints Regi Kunnel Controller 20-Year Financial Professional Joins Firm; Investor Relations and Operations Heads Promoted
ATHENS, Ohio – March 4, 2013 – Athenian Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in information technology and healthcare companies, announced today that Regi Kunnel has been named the firm’s controller. Kunnel brings more than 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, operations management and management consulting to the firm. Additionally, Mary Strother was promoted to managing director, investor relations and Danielle Allison to vice president of operations.
Kunnel’s responsibilities include oversight of all financial operations including accounting, tax and financial reporting, as well as financial modeling and analysis. Prior to Athenian, his career spanned appointments with multi-divisional and global organizations, such as GE Capital, and private organizations, including the Easthill Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Drexel University and a MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.
“Regi’s decades of financial management experience across multiple industries will be a great asset to Athenian and our portfolio companies, as will Mary’s and Danielle’s continued leadership in marketing and operations” said Karl Elderkin, founder and managing partner, Athenian Venture Partners. “We welcome Regi to the firm and congratulate Mary and Danielle on their promotions. Together, the three appointments position Athenian, our portfolio companies and limited partners for continued success.”
As Managing Director, Investor Relations, Strother will increase her focus on leading firm initiatives with respect to fundraising, marketing, investor communications and public relations. Having joined the firm in 2007, Strother also works broadly across Athenian’s investment management business, participating in deal sourcing, deal flow, investment screening and the due diligence process. Strother is also involved in the local community, consulting for early stage businesses with patented IP, leading broad go-to-market efforts, as well as seeking and negotiating deal terms with angel investors.
Allison will maintain her core focus on the coordination of quarterly reporting efforts and deal flow tracking, human resources management, events planning and logistical support for the Athenian partners and staff in addition to focusing on fundraising and marketing as part of her increased responsibilities as vice president of operations. She joined Athenian in 2000.
About Athenian Venture Partners
Athenian Venture Partners identifies and cultivates intellectual capital in two of the most dynamic market segments: Information Technology and Healthcare. The Athenian team takes a thoughtful approach to investing, doing the rational work upfront with accountability to both its investors and its portfolio companies. With a presence in California, Massachusetts Ohio and Florida, Athenian Venture Partners spans the most interesting technology and healthcare communities to create new investment opportunities others may miss and deliver proven results for the long term.