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FEA Board: SoCal PE.VC

Gregory Brackett

Caltius Capital Management

Greg joined Caltius in 2000. Previously, he was a Senior Accountant in the Investment Management Services Assurance Group of KPMG, where his clients included private equity firms, investment banks, mutual funds and credit unions. Greg received his B.A., magna cum laude, in Business Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. Greg is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Grace Chui-Miller

Correlation Ventures

At Correlation Ventures, Grace is responsible for the financial reporting of the firm’s investment funds as well as day-to-day management of firm-wide finance, operations and investment monitoring. In addition, Grace is responsible for investor relations and works closely with outside legal counsel on fundraising, operations and regulatory compliance matters. Grace has 20 years of professional experience in financial services and began her venture career in 1999. Prior to Correlation, Grace was the Chief Financial Officer of DCM, a technology-focused venture capital firm based in the Bay Area with over $2 billion under management, where she had oversight of global finance operations and advised portfolio company management teams, providing operational and financial guidance and assistance. Previously, Grace spent seven years at KPMG LLP, working as an audit manager on various privately and publicly-held clients in the financial services and information technology industry segments (including several venture capital funds and venture-backed portfolio companies). On a more personal note, Grace serves on the board of a local charitable organization and enjoys participating in triathlons (including one Ironman). She received an M.B.A from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences from the University of California, San Diego. Grace is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.

William Miller

Angeleno Group

Mr. Miller is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Angeleno Group, and responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the business. He has more than 20 years of management level experience in the investment industry, including significant experience with private company investing, institutional and high net worth account management and hedge funds. Prior to joining Angeleno Group, Mr. Miller was the CFO of affiliated companies MuniMac Management Group and Themis Asset Strategies, both alternative asset investment companies. Previously, Mr. Miller was COO of Transamerica Investment Management where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of this $12 billion firm. Before Transamerica, he served as CFO for Kayne Anderson’s $6 billion collection of investment companies. Mr. Miller’s management experience began at the Pilgrim Group, a $3 billion mutual fund company, where he was Vice President of Accounting and CCO. He has a B.S. in Accounting from California State University, Northridge, where he graduated with honors, and holds a Certified Public Accountant designation (inactive) in the State of California.

Peter Rivera

Shamrock Capital Advisors

Mr. Rivera is the Chief Financial Officer of Shamrock Capital Advisors and has been with Shamrock since 1994. He has also served as the Chief Compliance Officer from 2010 to present. He was previously the Controller of Shamrock from 1996-2010, and the Financial Manager of Shamrock Broadcasting, Inc. from 1994-1995. Before joining Shamrock, he was the Controller of Clean-Up Technologies, Inc. from 1992-1994, Controller of Superior Galleries from 1990-1992, and Senior Accountant of Deloitte & Touche from 1987-1990. Mr. Rivera is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), a Certified Global Management Accountant and serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of Financial Executives Alliance. Peter graduated from California State University at Northridge.

Robert West
Aurora Capital Partners 

Mr. West is the Chief Compliance Officer and CFO of Aurora Capital Partners. He has been with Aurora for 9 years. Prior to joining Aurora in 2011, Mr. West was CCO and CFO for Northgate Capital, a venture capital fund of funds. He was also previously CFO of BGC Partners, Inc. and Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. (subsequently acquired by Stifel Financial Corp.).

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