Rod is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane’s Distribution Management Team, based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2013, Rod was a Managing Director and Senior Investment Officer at Shott Capital Management from 2007 until 2013 when Hamilton Lane acquired SCM. Prior to joining SCM, Rod served as President of Kentrix Research, a provider of third-party equity research to fund managers. Prior to founding Kentrix, Rod served as President and portfolio manager at AIC Asset Management, LLC (formerly Elijah Asset Management). In this role, Rod managed the ING Technology Fund, the AIC Global Technology Fund and the New Millennium Technology Trust on a sub-advisory basis. Previously, Rod served with Robertson Stephens Investment Management as a Vice President and co-portfolio manager of the Information Age Fund and the United Global Technology Fund, and with USL Capital as an investment officer and financial manager.
Rod received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.
Unicorn Playbook: 2019 Edition
In the investment world, the term “Unicorn” is widely understood to represent a privately-held company that has reached a billion-dollar valuation. In fact, we debated even deﬁning it here. But, for the uninitiated, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane.