Northgate promotes one to CFO, hires head of IR


Northgate Capital promoted Jana Vaze to chief financial officer from director of finance and hired Luciana Castro as head of investor relations. Castro joined from Abingworth and VantagePoint Capital Partners, where she led fundraising and LP services.

Press Release

Northgate Capital, a leading venture capital and private equity investment firm, today announced two senior appointments.

Jana Vaze has been promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer of Northgate. Jana was previously Director of Finance at Northgate, where she has served for over 12 years. During her time at Northgate, Jana has worked extensively with the senior leadership team, managing operational and strategic initiatives for the Firm.

As CFO, Jana will work with Moez Virani who has recently transitioned to a role of Senior Advisor after serving as CFO for 8 years.

Additionally, Luciana Castro joined Northgate as Head of Investor Relations. Luciana brings over 15 years of investor relations and LP servicing experience in venture capital.

Previously, Luciana served as Director of Investor Relations for Abingworth and VantagePoint Capital Partners, where she led fundraising and LP servicing for a diverse network of Limited Partners. Luciana has also advised healthcare and technology venture capital firms on capital raising efforts and investor relations best practices.

Northgate Capital, founded in 2000, manages approximately $4.9 billion in venture capital and private equity, and has offices in San Francisco, Danville, Mexico City and London. Northgate was founded in 2000 by Brent Jones and Tommy Vardell following their retirement from the National Football League. They currently serve in the role of Founders and Senior Advisors to Northgate.

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