Geoff has fourteen years of experience investing in early stage information technology companies, including eleven years at Ascent. Prior to joining Ascent, Geoff served as an Investment Analyst in the Boston office of Norwest Venture Partners, where he researched emerging technology markets and worked on successful investments such as Quatritek Systems (acquired by Lucent) and Nashoba Networks (acquired by Cisco). Prior to Norwest, he worked in the Audit/Business Advisory division of Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he was sponsored by the firm in an accelerated MBA program. Current board seats: Auction Holdings, ClickFox, Exchange Solutions, Fidelis Security, Forefield, V.i. Labs and WebLayers.Geoff was recently selected to serve as an independent consultant to the Department of Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI).Geoff is a CPA and holds a CFA Charter. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.Education: BA in Economics from Hamilton College. MBA from Boston University. General Course at The London School of Economics & Political Science.