We are a purpose-built team.

The Scenic team is purpose-built to meet the capital needs of late-stage private technology companies and the visionaries who build and fund them.  With skill sets drawn from venture capital, venture law, investment banking and institutional asset management, the leadership of Scenic brings more than a century of relevant expertise to each client.
  • Barrett Cohn

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    Barrett Cohn Co-Founder, Managing Director VENTURE CAPITAL | ENTREPRENEUR | SECONDARY MARKETS Barrett has been facilitating secondary stock sales since 2006, including some of the earliest private placements of Facebook and Twitter stock. Prior to co-founding Scenic, Barrett was a Venture Advisor at Maveron Ventures and held private wealth management positions at both Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse.

  • Michael Sobel

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    Michael Sobel Co-founder, Managing Director INSTITUTIONAL INVESTING | TRADING SYSTEMS | PUBLIC MARKETS Prior to co-founding Scenic, Mike was Americas Head of Equity Trading and Global Head of Fixed Income Index and iShares at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. Mike has deep expertise in asset allocation and optimal market structure design.  Mike has been a senior advisor to various exchanges, including the NYSE and Nasdaq.

  • Duncan Niederauer

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    Duncan Niederauer Non-executive Chairman, Strategic Advisor NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE | INVESTMENT BANKING | START-UP ADVISOR Duncan is the former Chief Executive Officer of the New York Stock Exchange, and President of its parent company, Intercontinental Exchange, serving from 2007-2014. Prior to joining the NYSE, Duncan spent twenty-two years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm’s Equities Division Execution Services franchise.

  • Jane Leung

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    Jane Leung Managing Director and CIO INSTITUTIONAL INVESTING | RISK MANAGEMENT | ASSET ALLOCATION Prior to joining Scenic, Jane held senior roles at BlackRock/iShares, including Head of Asia Pacific iShares and Index Equity. Prior to running the iShares business in Asia, Jane was a Senior Portfolio Manager for BlackRock’s U.S. Equity Index business, responsible for over $70 billion in investment assets. She has deep expertise in risk management, portfolio construction and investment education. Jane is a CFA charter holder.

  • Ric Velez

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    Ric Velez Managing Director PUBLIC OFFERINGS | PRIVATE FINANCING | M&A Ric has been providing general counsel and strategic legal advice to public and private technology companies in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years. Ric has proven success in managing complex, high-value transactions, having represented $9 billion in public offerings, $18 billion in M&A transactions, and $550 million in private company financings.

  • Peter Christiansen

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    Peter Christiansen Head of Research PORTFOLIO OPTIMIZATION | PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS | MODEL MANAGEMENT Peter is an experienced portfolio manager and quantitative researcher with more than 15 years experience developing and implementing quantitative, model-driven investment processes for fund management. Before coming to Scenic, Peter was a director with BlackRock for 17 years.

  • Andrew Tuthill

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    Andrew Tuthill MANAGING DIRECTOR PRIVATE & PUBLIC EQUITY | CAPITAL MARKETS | EQUITY SALES Andrew has been leading capital market efforts for emerging technology companies for over two decades. Beginning his career at Hambrecht & Quist, Andrew has focused on advising leading venture capital firms, private equity and corporate venture investors in managing liquidity strategies in public and private markets. Andrew is an avid athlete, and can be found most early mornings surfing Ocean Beach or on a dawn mountain bike ride up Mt. Tam.