Wes is Founding Director of Hub Ventures, a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building a better world.
Hub Ventures provides seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace, and investor connections to startups building scalable technology solutions to improve livelihoods and reduce resource consumption. Wes is also the Investment Manager for Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, where he leads deal sourcing, due diligence, transaction execution, and engagement for a portfolio of growth-stage companies focused on education and sustainable supply chains. He is actively engaged with the portfolio as Chairman of the Board for Alter Eco and as Board Observer for Better World Books and Adina for Life. Prior to Good Capital, Wes spent two years as an Equity Research Associate at William Blair & Company covering the Digital Media Sector, and four years with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance where he advised privately held companies on mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring transactions. He earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BBA from the University of Michigan. Wes is an active member of Christ Church East Bay, where he serves as a parish leader and director of the financial advisory board. He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two young kids and enjoys cycling in the East Bay hills and Sunday trips to the local farmers market.