We Are Co-Founders, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, Designers, Engineers, Analysts, Operators, Data Scientists, Researchers, Investors, Product Leaders

Business Design

Our business design team works with partners to generate and triage new business ideas, design and launch ventures that solve critical customer jobs to be done, and produce meaningful results. In addition to building partnerships with entrepreneurs, we facilitate High Alpha’s forcing function for new business creation: Sprint Week.

Eric Smith

Head of Business Design

Riley Crane

Business Design Analyst

Design & Product

Our full-stack design team works hands-on with our portfolio to build world-class products, experiences, and brands. Over the years, our design team has worked with leading agencies and brands, including Salesforce, Zendesk, Publicis Sapient, Studio Science, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Stack Overflow, Shopify, T-Mobile, Microsoft, and more.

Jon Hubartt

VP of Design & Product

Eric Grzeskowiak

Senior Designer

Chad Hostetter

Senior Designer

Kevin Spahn

Senior Brand Designer

Martin Banuelos

Designer in Residence

Tucker Krajewski

Designer in Residence

Finance & Ventures

The High Alpha finance team is a true strategic partner to our CEOs throughout company formation, fundraising, and early-stage growth. The team builds a strong foundation for future growth by creating and maintaining accounting systems and processes, building financial models, and providing strategic guidance to the CEO and management team.

The High Alpha venture team manages High Alpha Capital’s venture fund, which invests in founders building innovative early-stage B2B software companies. The team supports entrepreneurs and their teams through High Alpha’s unique platform to help the companies grow and scale.

Blake Koriath

Chief Financial Officer

Seth Corder

Senior Associate

Nick Calla

Venture Analyst, Orr Fellow

Cort Post

Senior Financial Analyst

HR & Talent

Talent is the most valuable resource and differentiator for a high-growth startup. Our team helps our companies recruit, retain, and develop top-tier talent from around the country. We are passionate about building companies and establishing best practices with regards to compensation, team building, organizational design, and many other foundations that lay the groundwork for long-term success.

Julia Kauffman

VP, Human Resources

Michelle Watts

Talent Acquisition Partner

Hope Williams

HR Business Partner

Lindsay Boone

HR Associate, Orr Fellow

Marketing & Sales

Our team has built and launched marketing and go-to-market engines for over 15 SaaS companies, including HubSpot, Salesforce, and the High Alpha portfolio. High Alpha marketers build the marketing function from the ground up, including the brand, messaging, marketing funnel, product-led growth, PR, and demand gen flywheel. Our go-to-market team also builds the preliminary sales strategy, processes, and early pipeline alongside new companies.

Drew Beechler

Director of Marketing

Egan Montgomery

Marketing Manager

Emily Brungard

Marketing Analyst

Jennifer Linehan

Head of Partnerships


Companies need more than just capital to succeed. Our operations team supports High Alpha and our leadership team in countless ways, ensuring that both High Alpha and our companies are running efficiently and effectively. This team also plays a vital role in producing world-class events and experiences, while partnering with our young companies to make strategic real estate decisions.

Amanda Carroll

Executive Assistant and Real Estate Manager

Shon Keesling

Executive Assistant

Melissa Nauert

Executive Assistant

Hannah Bishop

Executive Assistant

Sinead O’Rourke

Executive Assistant

Hannah Lane

Office Coordinator

Marianne Martinez

Office Coordinator


Our partners are responsible for founding companies like ExactTarget, iGoDigital, and Studio Science and have created over $3B in exits. Our partners are a dedicated team of entrepreneurs, operators, and investors with a proven track record of building and scaling B2B SaaS companies.

Scott Dorsey

Managing Partner

Kristian Andersen


Mike Fitzgerald


Eric Tobias


High Alpha Innovation

With a background as entrepreneurs, strategy consultants at Innosight and McKinsey, and corporate innovation leaders, the High Alpha Innovation team understands how to deploy our venture studio playbook inside large organizations to drive strategic and financial impact. Our team has helped dozens of the world’s most influential corporations move beyond innovation theater to achieve real results.

Elliott Parker

CEO, High Alpha Innovation

Kostas Grigoriou


Jen Gaze


Lauren Kellum

Platform Lead

John Garry


Aaron Wilson

Senior Experience Designer

Operating Partners

Our operating partners have decades of experience building, scaling, and exiting successful tech companies. They partner with High Alpha portfolio company executives to create a strategic vision centered around long-term growth.

Scott Kraege

Operating Partner

Christopher Clapp

Operating Partner

Investors & Advisors

We are backed by some of the brightest minds in venture capital. Our investors and advisors have built and invested in some of the most successful SaaS businesses and venture firms in the world.

Gordon Ritter

Emergence Capital

Brad Feld

Foundry Group

Santi Subotovsky

Emergence Capital

Jim Lim

Greenspring Associates

Lindel Eakman

Foundry Group

High Alpha CareersJoin Our Team

Help us build the next generation of SaaS companies. We’re looking for smart, curious people to join High Alpha and our portfolio.