Gary, based in Boston, has been a successful venture capital investor for more than 25 years over the course of many funds and economic cycles providing superior returns to his investors. Gary founded Summerhill Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Boston and Toronto. The fund was awarded $15 million in 2013 by the Federal Government of Canada, chosen as the best performing VC Technology Fund in Canada.
Gary is responsible for a number of successful investments over his career and is well-known in the entrepreneurial community as one of the top performing early stage VC’s in the country.
Prior to entering venture capital, Gary was an attorney, and thereafter, ran Scholz Research & Development, a technology company in Boston. Thereafter, Gary worked in investment banking before he started as a venture capitalist at Jefferson Partners in 1992.
Gary also ran the Venture Fund for Bell Mobility, and in 2007 spun it out as an independent fund named Summerhill Venture Partners, which is ranked by Cambridge & Associates in the top quartile in Distributions to Paid in Capital for its vintage year (2004). Summerhill’s exit of Radian6 in May 2011 returned over 22x on invested capital, won the Canadian Venture Capital Association Venture Capital Deal of the Year and represented the highest grossing venture backed deal in the Canadian internet, communications and technology space since 2004.