Fairview Capital

Laurence C. Morse, Ph.D.

Dr. Morse is a Co-founder and a Managing Partner at Fairview. Prior to co-founding Fairview, Dr. Morse held positions with TSG Ventures, Equico Capital Corporation and UNC Ventures. Dr. Morse serves on a number of advisory boards of venture capital partnerships including U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Battery Ventures, Sierra Ventures and Trinity Ventures. He is a member of the boards of directors of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS) and the Institute of International Education. He is also a member of the boards of trustees of Howard University and Harris Associates Investment Trust (The Oakmark Mutual Funds). He is a former a member of the board of directors of the Princeton University Investment Company, and a former member of the board of trustees of Princeton University.

Kola Olofinboba

Dr. Olofinboba is a Managing Partner at Fairview and is involved in a broad set of investment, business development and governance activities at the firm. Additionally, he serves on the advisory boards of several private equity partnerships in Fairview’s fund portfolios.

JoAnn H. Price

Ms. Price is Co-Founder and Managing Partner, a member of Fairview’s investment committee and manager of all Fairview-sponsored funds. Prior to co-founding Fairview, Ms. Price served as president of the National Association of Investment Companies headquartered in Washington, D.C. Ms. Price serves on a number of national advisory committees and private equity advisory boards.

Alan Mattamana

Mr. Mattamana is a Partner at Fairview Capital and a member of its Investment Committee. He is involved in investment selection and monitoring activities for Fairview’s venture capital and private equity partnership and direct co-investment portfolios. Mr. Mattamana serves on a number of advisory boards of venture capital and private equity partnerships, and represents Fairview on the boards of R4 Technologies and Device42.

Cynthia Tseng

Ms. Tseng is a Partner and a member of Fairview’s investment committee. She is involved in research, due diligence, investment monitoring, and business development for Fairview’s venture capital and private equity partnership and direct co-investment portfolios. Prior to joining Fairview, she was an investment banking associate at JPMorgan. Ms. Tseng joined JPMorgan in 2000 and focused on convertible bond and equity origination in the retail, media and chemical industries. There, she structured and executed capital raising transactions for Fortune 500 companies. For a portion of her career at JPMorgan, Ms. Tseng covered aerospace companies in equity research for a top ranked Institutional Investor Analyst. Ms. Tseng also has prior experience at Neutrogena Cosmetics – Johnson & Johnson as a brand management intern.

Aakar Vachhani

Mr. Vachhani, who joined the Firm in 2008, is a Partner and a member of Fairview’s investment committee. He is involved in research, due diligence, investment monitoring, and business development for Fairview’s venture capital and private equity partnership and direct co-investment portfolios. Prior to joining Fairview, Mr. Vachhani was with Cambridge Associates, a leading investment advisor to foundations, endowments and corporate and government entities. He was responsible for analyzing private equity, venture capital, and real estate funds in support of the firm’s clients and consultants. In addition, he led quantitative research projects on private equity and venture capital returns. Mr. Vachhani also spent time with MK Capital, a multi-stage growth equity and venture capital firm.

Michele Chow-Tai

Ms. Chow-Tai is Director and Head of Business Development at Fairview. Prior to joining Fairview in 2015, Ms. Chow-Tai was Relationship Manager, Institutional Relationships, at TIAA-CREF, where she was responsible for leading client relationships with the company’s largest and most complex clients across business disciplines. Prior to TIAA-CREF, Ms. Chow-Tai spent 22 years within HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets business in various roles across asset classes and business lines. Ms. Chow-Tai also served as Assistant Director for the HSBC Financial Products Institute, a division focused primarily on derivatives and structured products client education. Prior to HSBC, Ms. Chow-Tai spent five years at Moody’s Investor Services as a bank and finance analyst.

Lesley Nettles

Ms. Nettles is a member of Fairview’s investment team. Prior to joining Fairview in 2006, Ms. Nettles held business development positions within two of Bank of America’s asset management subsidiaries. Most recently, Ms. Nettles was a Director for Columbia Management Group where she developed the firm’s national Public Fund business strategy. As a VP at Progress Investment Management Company, Ms. Nettles primarily focused on the Western Region of the U.S. with a secondary focus on select plan sponsors across the nation. In both roles, she participated as a member of senior strategy and investment committee meetings.

Kwesi Quaye

Mr. Quaye joined Fairview in 2017 and is a member of the Investment Team. He focuses on research, due diligence, deal sourcing, investment monitoring, and business development for Fairview’s venture capital and private equity partnership and direct co-investment portfolios. Prior to joining Fairview, Mr. Quaye was an Investment Officer at the Cook County Pension Fund, where he supported portfolio strategy across all asset classes. Additionally, in that role, Mr. Quaye led investment manager due diligence and performed various portfolio optimization analyses to maximize risk-adjusted returns. Mr. Quaye also spent time with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served as a Senior Transaction Advisory Associate performing buy-side mergers and acquisitions due diligence on companies in the healthcare, education, and consumer products spaces. Moreover, Mr. Quaye also spent time with Ernst & Young LLP as a Senior Associate in the Assurance practice where he led day to day audit engagements for diversified services clients.

Damaris Rivera

Ms. Rivera joined Fairview in 2004 and is a member of the Business Development team. She focuses on activities that support the firm’s investor relations. In addition, she performs investor research, tracks business activities, generates and prepares marketing materials, coordinates schedules with external and internal participants and facilitates the planning for conferences, meetings and other related events. Prior to Ms. Rivera’s current role, she served as Operations Analyst where she was responsible for analyzing and summarizing the financial information of the firm’s private equity funds and conducting other administrative duties. Prior to joining Fairview, Ms. Rivera served in an administrative role at the Medical group at the Hartford Medical Group, CT Multispecialty Group and New Britain General Hospital.