Experienced institutional investor - Ex Goldman Sachs | Citadel | Millennium Management. Columbia B.A., University of Chicago MBA
Dustin Sellers is one of the Managing Partners at Next Coast ETA and sits on the Investment Committee. NCETA participates in the small/medium sized buyout market by making minority investments in later stage companies acquired through the Search model. A passionate entrepreneur and 20+ year operator, Dustin presently serves as Managing Director of Koa Capital Partners, a boutique private equity firm.
Thomas Ball sits on the Investment Committee for Next Coast ETA. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Austin-based Venture Capital firm Next Coast Ventures. Thomas has been in the technology industry for over 20 years as an entrepreneur, angel investor and professional venture capitalist.
Michael Smerklo sits on the Investment Committee for Next Coast ETA. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Austin-based Venture Capital firm Next Coast Ventures. Michael has been in the technology industry for almost 20 years as an operator, investor and board member/advisor.
Former VP at Goldman Sachs managing build of the GS Select Digital Banking platform | Fundação Estudar Fellow | Advisory Board Member at Cais Mentoria | Brown University BA | CFA
Responsible for all operations at Next Coast Ventures and Next Coast ETA | Former Chief Legal Officer at RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE) | DLA Piper | Latham & Watkins | CEO at Technical Production Support, Inc. | JD, Order of the Coif UC Davis | Editor-in-Chief UC Davis Law Review | BA with Honors UCSB
Controller of Next Coast Ventures and Next Coast ETA | Former Assurance Senior Manager at EY LLP | Certified Public Accountant | MS in Accounting and BBA Texas A&M University
Facilities and Operations Manager at Next Coast Ventures. Former Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach at Noom | Assistant GM at Big Onion Tavern Group | General Manager & Event Coordinator at VIP Chicago Parties | MS from Concordia University | BS from Eastern Illinois University