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Jon’s Birthday

Today would have been my little brother’s 41st birthday and I will miss calling him to give him a proper ribbing.  Jon, Jonny, Little Jon, or his trail name “Duke” unexpectedly left us last year just a few days following his 40th birthday on September 22nd. We’ve had almost a year now to reflect and…

Celebrating 4 Years of Boulder

Celebrating 4 Years of Boulder Living We closed on our house on June 2nd, 2015 and I left UTIMCO back in September of 2015, but we didn’t really arrive in Boulder until July 16th, 2016. This weekend marked 4 years of Boulder for our family. We’re happy to be here, just like in the picture…

Jonathan Ellison Eakman

We are left with a sense of deep sadness and loss for a brother and a son.

Burst Your Bubble

We are spending turkey week down at our family place on Lake Texoma. The house is located in the Red River Valley with rolling hills and Fall colors, the lake, the wildlife, and surrounding topography of rolling hills and forest giving way to farmland. These form a beautiful landscape that is as close to a…

Venture Optimism

I think I’ve got the fever. I woke up at 5AM on Saturday morning thinking obsessively about fundraising tips and tricks to share with my GPs. More on that later. My spinning wheels are a reflection of my last few days in SF. Michael Kim and SVB put together a great event focused on small…

The importance of Timing.

Timing in Life is Key. When I was formally promoted to run the UTIMCO private markets group in 2007, it was clear to me that I had a big job for someone in their early 30’s. I was recently engaged, remodeling a house, and had my hands full running a large private portfolio.  Life was…