Pete manages the West Coast Prime Brokerage business for Goldman Sachs and has been a relationship manager for West Coast hedge funds since moving to the San Francisco office in 2004. Pete joined Goldman Sachs in London in 2000 and worked in both equity and derivative sales. He was named managing director in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Pete was a financial correspondent for Reuters news agency in London and Tokyo.
He serves as president for the Excellence in Investing for Children’s Causes Foundation, the West Coast affiliate of the Sohn Conference Foundation. Pete earned a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from London Business School. He is a CFA charterholder.
Julia Moore is a Partner at Breakout Ventures in San Francisco and invests at the intersections of technology, biology and chemistry. Julia and her two partners previously built and continue to run Breakout Labs, a seed-stage fund within Peter Thiel’s foundation. Julia has spent her career as an investor and operator, navigating the translation of new technology to customer adoption and scale. She has taken multiple companies from founding through IPO or M&A. Earlier in her career she was a venture investor with Kearny Venture Partners, a public investment research analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners, the head of business development and strategy at TriVascular (NASDAQ: TRIV; acquired) and built an institute at Stanford University. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with degrees in Finance (McIntire School of Commerce) and Bioethics. Julia is also a Kauffman Fellow.
Seth is a partner based in KPMG’s San Francisco office and serves as the Bay Area’s Asset Management Practice Leader. In his role, Seth is responsible for leading the firm’s hedge fund, venture capital, private equity, and real estate sectors in the Bay Area. Seth works with both domestic and international clients within the alternative investment sector, including fund of funds. He has extensive experience with various investment products, strategies and structures where he provides clients with key considerations and best practices. Seth is an audit partner and member of the firm’s national leadership committee contributing to the growth and development of its asset management practice.
Lindsay oversees Global Prime Finance Sales for Deutsche Bank in the Western U.S. She is responsible for sourcing and maintaining financing relationships with hedge funds and asset owners, providing connectivity to the broader firm. Prior to her current role, Lindsay spent nine years at Bank of America Securities, where she was responsible for Prime Brokerage Distribution and Capital Introductions. Lindsay began her career as an analyst at US Trust and later in hedge fund due diligence at Wells Fargo Family Wealth – always in San Francisco. Lindsay earned a BA in Economics from Occidental College and her MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Patrick founded Excellence in Investing in Children’s Causes in 2010. Inspired by the Ira Sohn Conference in New York, he had three interconnected goals: to raise funds to support nonprofit organizations that improve education opportunities and life outcomes for underserved youth, to increase awareness in the financial community of the many nonprofits doing this important work in the Bay Area, and to create an annual social and investment gathering. Patrick has over twenty years of experience in business and finance. He graduated from Harvard University in 1997 with an AB in philosophy, magna cum laude and phi beta kappa. Patrick is also a chess grandmaster and played chess professionally before graduating from Harvard, and was twice US Chess Champion in 1992 and 1995.