RIESE & OTHERS
RIESE & OTHERS is Phillip and Tracey Riese's private investment vehicle.
- Phillip Riese invests alongside a variety of Venture Capital and Private Equity firms globally with a general focus on three sectors: companies that provide disruptive financial services; companies that provide new domains of marketing excellence and efficiency;and/or companies where advanced analytics drive internal or client success. In certain cases, Phillip also accepts equity in return for active board or advisory positions in the company without an accompanying investment.
- Tracey Riese invests alongside a variety of Seed Capital and Angel Investors focused on early stage Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer companies. She frequently invests alongside angel investor group Golden Seeds where she is a managing director.
For both Phillip and Tracey, critical investment (or involvement) criteria are: The company must be or could become a passionate personal interest, solving an interesting problem; the executive team and board must be world-class and enjoyable to work with; the company and the team must operate at the highest ethical levels; there is a reasonable probability that Phillip or Tracey can add value to the strategic and tactical operation of the company and that the CEO will accept and potentially seek input; and the company is expected to make outstanding returns over time.
From time to time, Phillip provides personalized consultative and advisory services to CEOs and their teams to generate positive performance changes in extraordinarily short time frames. In these cases he and hand-assembled teams focus on developing and executing market share and revenue growth strategies and brings resources to bear to generate rapid expense and cash flow savings.
Tracey leads T.G Riese and Associates (www.tgriese.com) which has provided customized communications and branding advisory services, working with some of the world’s best-known and most respected CEOs, Boards and senior leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies, as well as new start-ups and not-for-profit organizations of every size and type since 1994.