We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Gene Riechers to the EverFi team. Gene comes to EverFi by way of Valhalla Partners, a firm he co-founded in 2002. He brings his wealth of experience in growing successful startups to his role as Vice Chairman.
Gene spent the last 16 years as one of DC’s most successful venture capitalists. His notable record of returns led him to be named to AlwaysOn’s first Top 100 Venture Capitalists list in 2010. Prior to his venture capital career, Gene was a senior executive at four technology companies, all of which went public.
Our CEO, Tom Davidson, excitedly announced Gene’s involvement at our weekly staff meeting. “I’ve known Gene for over 15 years and have watched him develop some of the outstanding technology companies of our region. Gene has seen this game from every side of the ball as an operator, investor, and founder. We’re lucky to have him as part of the EverFi team.”
Gene will be focusing on major initiatives such as strategic planning, product and distribution growth, and team development. We are excited to have Gene’s expertise in managing our latest round of financing from New Enterprise Associates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter Founder Evan Williams, Allen and Company and ReThink Education.
Welcome aboard, Gene!