Brett Teele brings more than 20 years of diverse finance, tax and multi-stage business experience to Wildcat. As COO he is responsible for the firm’s administrative and operational efforts including investor relations, legal, financial management, information technology and human resources.
Prior to joining Wildcat, Brett was CFO at Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Vice President of Finance at Venrock. At each venture capital firm, he was involved with all finance and accounting functions along with other operational aspects. Prior to joining Venrock, he was Vice President of Finance at Fox Paine & Company, a private equity firm providing solutions and capital for management buyouts, public-to-private transactions and growth capital investments.
Earlier in his career, Brett spent eight years at Prana Investments, a private equity firm focused on investing in multi-family residential real estate, as the company’s Tax Manager and spent six years in public accounting performing audit, tax and advisory services.
FACTS & STATS
- Brett is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants (Cal CPA), and the National Venture Capital Association’s (NVCA) CFO Task Force.
- He earned his B.A. in Administrative Studies from the University of California, Riverside.
- A favorite quote: “To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, 18th Century German writer, artist and politician.