Trenchant Ventures, LLC acquires, restructures, and adds value to distressed and underperforming companies for the benefits of shareholders and stakeholders.
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About Us - Management Team

David W. Berkus, Managing Director

Dave Berkus
Dave Berkus has a proven track record in operations, venture investing and corporate board service, both public and private. As an entrepreneur, he has formed, managed and sold successful businesses in the entertainment and software arenas. As a private equity investor, he has obtained healthy returns from liquidity events in over a dozen investments in early-stage ventures. As a corporate mentor and director, he was recently named “Director of the Year” for

Stephen A. Block, Managing Director

Stephen A. Block
Block has more than 40 years of broad, legal, management and executive experience at Fortune 500 corporations and a major New York law firm. Mr. Block has had extensive experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He serves on the Boards of Directors of both private and public companies including the Board of Directors of Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNMX) and ChromaDex Corporation (OTC:CDXC.OB),

MalColm Geffen, Managing Director

Malcolm Geffen
Malcolm is an experienced entrepreneur with a strong background in professional management and corporate turnarounds. As an entrepreneur he has started a number of different enterprises which include niche magazine and newspaper publishing, management consulting, venture management, fast foods and internet label manufacturing and marketing. His industrial acquisitions cover paper converting, fast foods, tax form distribution, specialty printing,

JJ Richa, Managing Director

JJ Richa
JJ Richa is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience in a vast spectrum of the technology industry. Mr. Richa is a results-oriented serial entrepreneur who has demonstrated his strategic, proactive, and creative abilities with the successful start-up and launch of several companies including a SaaS/WaaS technology company for the hospitality industry, an online ecommerce portal for exquisite and unique shoppers, and a custom

James Connors, Venture Partner

Jim Connors
Jim Connors is a seasoned operating executive with over 25 years experience in leading successful turnarounds in a number of manufacturing companies ranging in size up to $250 million in sales carrying well known brand names such as Sunbeam, Lowrey Electronic Organs, Waste King Disposers, Century Infant Seats, Weiser Door Locks and Thermador Appliances. Earlier in his career he was a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co. management

Richard Davis, Venture Partner

Richard Davis
Richard Davis is a senior financial and business executive with over thirty years of experience in technology manufacturing, service, contract assembly, and distribution/logistics companies. He has held executive positions in several start-ups, leveraged buyouts, and Fortune 500 companies, and has been the lead executive in the acquisition and restructuring of 15 companies. He has extensive experience working in distressed situation assisting companies

Wayne Rickard, Venture Partner

Wayne Rickard
Wayne Rickard is a Senior Executive and General Manager with extensive experience driving innovation to commercial success in multiple industries including Consumer, Storage, SaaS, New Media, and Semiconductor. Prior to joining Seagate, he was a founding executive at Gadzoox Networks, a pioneering Fibre Channel interconnect vendor. He previously served 15 years at Emulex Corporation, where he managed the product strategy and development effort

Michael Good, Venture Partner

Michael Good
Michael Good brings over 16 years experience and background in representation and negotiation to the resolution of problems facing financially troubled businesses. In private practice, Mr. Good has represented a wide variety of corporate debtors, creditors’ committees, individual creditors and other parties in interest in numerous reorganization and liquidation proceedings under the United States Bankruptcy Code, as well as in out-of-court restructurings.
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