is a Managing Director of Harken Capital, which he co-found in 2008. Previously, Don founded NelCap Advisers a placement agency in 2007 which worked with emerging managers. Prior to Nelcap, Don spent nearly a decade with SV Health Investors (formerly, SV Life Sciences) where he initially served as an investment professional and CFO, and was then promoted to Head of Fundraising and Fund Strategy. Don was responsible for raising SV Life Sciences Funds III and IV, which constitute nearly $1.0 billion of private capital under management by SV Health Investors. Don has spoken on fundraising and firm building topics at the US Canada Technology Business Forum, the Private Equity Fund Formation and Management conference, Independent Sponsors Roundtable, and is a judge and member of the board of advisors for the Venture Capital Investment Competition. Don spent the early part of his career with Ernst & Young LLP, where he provided services to entrepreneurial, venture capital and private equity backed companies. Don graduated with an MBA from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). His undergraduate studies were at The United States Naval Academy and The American University (Bachelor of Science, Finance). Don holds the Series 24, 63, 79 and 82 registrations. Don’s favorite fundraising saying is “If you don’t look, you don’t find!”
is a Managing Director of Harken Capital, which he co-founded in 2008. Fred has been raising fund commitments for over 10 years. Prior to Harken, Fred was a member of the founding team at Intervale Capital, a buyout firm focused on energy companies. Fred led the marketing of the firm’s debut $280 million fund. Intervale was recognized as the “Best New Buyout Firm” of 2008 by Buyouts magazine. In addition, Fred has ten years of experience as a private equity investor. He has led buyouts as well as venture capital and mezzanine debt financings. He began his career in the Corporate Finance Department at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. Fred has spoken on fundraising and firm building topics at the National Summit for Middle Market Funds, the Association for Corporate Growth, MIT Sloan and the Kellogg School of Management. Fred is a graduate of The Kellogg School of Management (MBA, Finance/Strategy) where he was an F.C. Austin Scholar, and of Dartmouth College (BA, History) where he was a National Merit Scholar and was inducted into Dartmouth’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Fred holds the Series 24, 63, 79 and 82 registrations.