Grew up in Waverly, IA and graduated from the University of Iowa--accounting. Worked in public accounting for Arthur Andersen in Chicago, before joining Polsky Holdings, Inc. which is a Chicago based family investment office. After leading Polsky Holdings, Inc. for 14 years, transitioned to solely an investment capacity for the same organization under Skydeck LLC. This change allows me to work remotely after having traveled weekly for years. Interesting fact, Polsky Holdings/Skydeck's largest portfolio company is Invenergy which has become the largest privately held developer/owner/operator of renewable energy projects in the United States. Invenergy also develops/owns/operates utility scale natural gas fired power plants.
Skydeck is a private investment firm investing capital in real estate, venture and private equity. Targeting direct investments in lower-middle market companies between $1 and $10 million in majority or minority equity positions.
Personally, I am rather passionate about sustainability issues and the natural environment. I try to get outside on the soft trails (dirt) either walking, running or biking daily. Also, I enjoy evaluating community/building designs and the general process of making these types of decisions and judging outcomes. Traveling has always been a priority. I have three children growing up fast and a dog, but no picket fence.