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Founder and Managing PartnerJeff is a Managing Partner and Founder of Peak Capital Partners, a $2B+ real estate investment firm located in Provo, UT, which was named the 2nd fastest growing company in Utah and one of the 500 fastest privately held companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine, 2014. Peak Capital has been one of the top ten fastest growing companies in Utah for the past four years. Most recently, Jeff launched Peak Ventures, which has two seed stage funds ($23M and $55M+) that back the brightest and most inspiring entrepreneurs in Utah and throughout the US. He began his career as the founder of Mindwire, a technology company, which he later sold to a NASDAQ-listed company where he served as an Executive Vice President for several years. He sits on the boards of Observe Point, Homie, and Omadi; and served as the co-managing partner of BoomStartup in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, Jeff was named The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year for the Mountain West Region. Jeff has an undergraduate degree and MBA from Brigham Young University. He is also active in philanthropy and is currently serving on the board of three non-profit organizations. As a former college basketball player, Jeff loves coaching his children's basketball teams and traveling the world with his wife.
Managing PartnerA repeat entrepreneur, most recently Sid cofounded Zinch, an ed-tech company connecting students globally with opportunities in higher education, and led the company through concept, venture capital, international expansion, acquisition (Chegg, Inc.) and IPO (CHGG, NYSE). For more than a decade he has assembled winning teams, specializing in building the sales force, and has created tremendous customer and shareholder value, while persevering to success. Sid was a walk-on basketball player at the University of Utah, where he studied for a year, and later received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University; he enjoys engaging with and giving back to students from the "U" and the "Y".
PrincipalJohn comes to Peak from two high-growth tech startups, Instructure and Qualtrics. Prior to this, John spent several years in the bay area at Duff & Phelps, a global leader in valuation, where he worked on valuations for top companies in the tech industry. He also spent time at Peterson Ventures where he sourced, evaluated, and made investments in early-stage companies. John received an MBA and a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University.
Diogo MyrrhaPrior to Peak, Diogo led deal sourcing and due-diligence at Stoneway Capital. He co-founded Luvaire, where he managed Finances and Operations. He also spent time as Manager of Special Projects at Braven and led localization and translation for the company along with new product launches and the production and development of point of purchase marketing displays. Having led in both the Luvaire and Braven transactions, Diogo developed strong M&A experience which has served him well as an investor and mentor. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University, although he admits loving words just as much as numbers.
AssociatePrior to Peak, Steve earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University's entrepreneurship program ranked #2 by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine at the time. While studying, he created an online peer-to-peer housing exchange that helped thousands of students get out of leases they no longer needed and into ones that were right for them. Steve is trilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese) and has volunteered as a microenterprise educator and consultant in Mexico and Brazil. He currently serves the Utah GOED as a TCIP Panelist, helping to determine the startups to which the State allocates its grants. Just before joining Peak Ventures, Steve led Veracity Solution's venture program and consulted its clients in product and innovation management.
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