Mr. Neustaetter has over 20 years of experience as an investor and investment banker, including more than 15 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience. Prior to joining JK&B, Mr. Neustaetter was a Partner of The Chatterjee Group, an affiliate of Soros Fund Management, where he focused on private equity investments in the telecommunications and software industries. Prior to The Chatterjee Group, Mr. Neustaetter was the President and founder of Bancroft Capital, a general consulting firm, where he provided consulting services for a number of corporate clients, including several of The Chatterjee Group’s portfolio companies. Before founding Bancroft, Mr. Neustaetter was with Chemical Bank for eight years where he founded Chemical Venture Partners-Northeast and was Head of Middle Market Investment Banking. In addition, Mr. Neustaetter served as Chief Financial Officer of First Reserve Corporation, an energy investment fund, for five years and was a Senior Tax Accountant at Price Waterhouse for three years.
Mr. Neustaetter earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy with great distinction (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.