Luke has 19 years of investment management experience, 10 of which were focused on credit and esoteric assets. Luke worked at Prosper Marketplace, overseeing capital markets for the leading consumer loan platform. In this role, he conducted marketing of the platform to institutional investors and supervised the on-boarding process for new accounts purchasing loans. He was also instrumental in creating the process of due diligence for any fund or service provider to work with the platform.
Prior to Prosper, Luke was Managing Partner at Élan Alternative Group (“Élan”), a leading private placement agent, which he owns and operates. At Élan, Luke is the head of manager research, specializing in credit and fin-tech analysis. In addition to his expertise due diligencing managers, Luke performs institutional marketing of the underlying funds Élan contracts with through his associated Broker-Dealer.
Prior to Prosper, Luke spent several years in business development for technology companies in New York and San Francisco. Notably, he spent four years at the financial media company TheStreet.com where he was responsible for new revenue generation. He also spent two years at internet search firm Ask.com where he was responsible for syndicating out its technology and managing the process of implementation.
Luke started his career at investment banking firm Robertson Stephens where he focused on venture distribution and corporate services, including cash management solutions.
Luke received his Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), in addition to possessing both his Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Outside of work, Luke, his wife Lobi, and their four children are active volunteers with Bay Area Community Foundations.
Luke is a Managing Partner of Elan and acts as exclusive Capital Markets executive as a registered representative through his affiliated Broker-Dealer, Growth Capital Services.
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