Gerald R. Gallagher, General Partner, joined Oak in 1987 with a focus on retail venture investing after more than 20 years of involvement in the retail industry. His career includes a Wall Street background at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he was the retail industry research analyst and an Institutional Investor Magazine "All American". Just prior to joining Oak, he was Vice Chairman of Dayton Hudson where, over a ten-year period, he served in both operating company and staff positions. Six of those Dayton Hudson years were spent in California as a member of the Mervyn's management team that increased profits at a compound annual rate in excess of 30%. Jerry has sponsored thirty-three Oak bricks and mortar and eCommerce investments, including Baja Fresh, Chamate, Cheddar&rsquo
Jed Smith is managing partner at Catamount Ventures. He founded drugstore.com in 1997 and co-founded Cybersmith. Jed currently serves on the board of Linden Lab, Seventh Generation, Numi Organic Tea, Banyan Water, and Revolution Foods.