Global Reach & Expertise
Chairman, Co-Founder, & Managing Partner
Rich Laxer is a seasoned leader with a proven track record of growing and transforming a diverse portfolio of complex global financial services businesses. During his more than 30-year tenure at GE Capital, he oversaw over $100 billion in M&A transactions and managed assets exceeding $150 billion. With over 25 years of board experience, including five years dedicated to early-stage investments, Rich has been instrumental in driving the success of numerous emerging companies. Throughout his career, his bold and decisive leadership has consistently propelled organizations to outperform financial targets in ever-changing markets and regulatory environments—a testament to his unwavering commitment to success
Jason Nolte is an accomplished innovator with 17+ years of experience spanning corporate development, venture capital investing, and engineering. Most recently, he served as Head of Corporate Development and Chief of Staff at NAX Group, where he played a pivotal role in building the business from its inception. As an Investment Partner at GM Ventures, a corporate venture capital firm, Jason successfully built and managed a diverse portfolio of early and late-stage technology companies. His unwavering commitment to innovation and exceptional ability to align strategic and financial objectives make him an invaluable asset in the corporate development and venture capital landscape.
Board of Directors
Robert Forsythe is Co-Founder, board member, and Managing Partner of Third Lake Partners and CEO of TL Capital, LLC, which provides investment management services to a Forbes 400 family. He also sits on several boards related to private equity and venture capital investments. Prior to joining TL Capital, Robert worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP ("PwC") in its Banking and Capital Markets practice, where he gained valuable insight into the inner workings of financial institutions. Throughout his career, Robert has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the finance industry. His expertise in direct private equity and venture capital investments has made him a sought-after advisor and board member.
Jeff Schumacher is the founder and CEO of NAX (New Asset Exchange), a software and services company that rapidly commercializes consumer and enterprise products to unlock adjacent growth in new markets. An innovation leader with more than 25 years of experience, Jeff has founded over 100 early-growth companies. Prior to NAX Group, he co-founded BCG Digital Ventures, which quickly became one of the fastest-growing venture investment and incubation firms worldwide. He has also served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company and the Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer of Sports Authority. He frequently contributes to media conversations speaking on the topic of digital disruption throughout the U.S, Europe, and Asia.