Kevin is the Founder and Managing Partner at Serac Ventures and has over 16 years' experience in finance and private markets investing. Prior to Serac Ventures, Kevin was a Partner at Spur Capital Partners where he led investments into top-tier, early-stage venture capital fund managers and select co-investment/direct investments. Prior to Spur, Kevin was the Director of Angel Investments and Venture Advisor at i2E, a seed-stage investment firm. In that role, Kevin sourced and led investments into early-stage companies in the biotech, materials, consumer, and SaaS sectors. Kevin also has a combined eight years of investment experience as a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank and as a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley and Northwestern Mutual.
Kevin has also serves as a Trustee and Investment Committee Member for the Oklahoma City Maps Investment Operations Trust and he is a Board Advisor for i2E Investment Management Company. Kevin is the author of Starting Your Own Venture Investment: A How to Guide, and writes regularly about startups and venture capital on his blog, TheJCurve and Medium page.
Investments: Emtech, Bump, Solo Funds
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Master of Business Administration, University of Central Oklahoma
Chris Tsakalakis is a venture partner at Serac Ventures, where he provides strategic advice to portfolio companies, input on due diligence, and help in sourcing investment opportunities. Chris has been a technology CEO, advisor and board member for more than 25 years with experience developing and leading consumer technology businesses at Kiva, Vivino and StubHub. Chris has also been an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital and started his career at Bain & Company as a strategy consultant.
Fun Fact: Chris ran his first (and last) marathon 15 months after having open heart surgery.
Bachelor of Science in Economics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Brayden Vanover is a student at the University of Oklahoma, pursuing a double major in Entrepreneurship and Finance. Recently he has taken on the role of Associate Director, Marketing & Operations within the OU Venture Capital Club. Brayden has an interest in the Oklahoma VC ecosystem and is driven to explore and contribute to the dynamic world of startups and investments. In his role at Serac, Brayden assists with investment research, writing investment memos, meeting with founders, and working with the Serac team on various projects.
Bachelor of Finance & Entrepreneurship, University of Oklahoma (May 2026)
Garland Moore is a Solutions Architect for an American technology company, F5 Inc. He has over 15 years of experience and specializes in application security, multi-cloud management, online fraud prevention, application delivery networking (ADN). Prior to F5, Garland was the Lead Systems Engineer at Gulfport Energy, an oil and gas company focused on exploration, acquisition and production of natural gas, crude oil and NGL in the United States. Garland consults large corporations regularly on architecture and design of modern applications and automation.
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With over 15 years' experience in finance, management, and business development, Gui is a consulting CFO at Veritas Management Group, where he helps clients optimize their financial performance, strategy, and governance. He is also an international business development manager at Covington Aircraft. In this role, he leverages his financial planning and analytical skills to identify and pursue new market opportunities, negotiate contracts, and manage partnerships. In addition, he is an MBA adjunct finance professor at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, where he shares his passion for teaching and learning with the next generation of business leaders. Gui has a master's degree in finance and management from Harvard University, and a certification in consumer neuroscience and neuromarketing from Copenhagen Business School, which gives him a unique edge in understanding and influencing consumer behavior and decision making.
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Brandi has more than 20 years experience in finance at organizations that include JP Morgan Chase, The Federal Reserve Bank, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Brandi has a successful track record of designing, executing, and communicating quantitative solutions for a broad range of technical audiences. Her core competencies include the ability to analyze large volumes of data to define benchmarks, establish causation, and identify trends and correlations that are used to guide decisions in developing national policy and in mitigating risk for multi-trillion investment portfolios.
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John Davis has more than 30 years experience as an attorney advising and working with technology companies in the SaaS, biotech, and life sciences sectors. John has direct experience working with technology company CEOs advising them on legal structure, operational strategy, and product development.
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Carey Flack is an International Growth Product Manager at Adobe, where she runs A/B experiments that mindfully launch and nurture Adobe products in global markets. As a founding member of her team, Carey has had an impact of over $5 million in annual recurring revenue on Adobe’s business. Prior to Adobe, Carey was a Product Manager at BuzzFeed Tasty, Drip, and Tailwind – where she used her Product and User Research training to design yearly strategies, audit user experiences, and launch products that spark joy.
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Mr. Lee is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Infinity Capital Partners. Mr. Lee’s experience is wide-ranging, leading projects in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, industrial services, environmental services, gas stations, franchise-related businesses, and others. Outside of client engagements, Mr. Lee is also focused on relationship building with strategic partners and business development.
In his previous role as a Partner at Giant Capital, Mr. Lee provided strategic consulting services for small and middle-market businesses, advising companies on growth equity financing, capital restructuring, and cash flow efficiencies. He has held corporate finance, product development and M&A roles with OGE Energy Corp, where he assisted in the acquisition and divestiture of several midstream oil and gas assets and served as part of the transaction team on the Enable Midstream transaction combining legacy Enogex and CenterPoint Energy’s midstream oil and gas assets.
Mr. Lee holds a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University, as well as an M.B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.
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Justin is an S&P 500 executive with proven results. He is currently the Director of Consulting and Business Development at Triarc Solutions. Prior to Triarc, he was a key leader responsible for steering Paycom's upward growth trajectory alongside the CEO and other C-Suite leaders. While at Paycom, Justin implemented technologies that improved top-line revenue growth and increased employee engagement. He has led teams responsible for delivery and support of technology solutions including first of kind transformational programs applying the SAP suite of products, customer engagement technologies utilizing Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint as well as the NCR suite of retail solutions.
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Robin is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive with over 10 years' experience developing and delivering innovative claims technology solutions for the insurance industry. As the SVP, Head of Platform Partnerships at Eberl Claims Service, she lead a team of experts in harnessing the power of the proprietary FLEX Repair platform, which offers a hub of insurtech options and a robust vetted supplier network. Robin has leveraged her extensive knowledge and network in the insurance, financial services, automotive, and heavy equipment verticals to identify new opportunities and partnerships for Eberl and Wilbur. Additionally, she is a partner in BuildArray.com, a low-code, no-code tech platform that serves multiple industries. She is a former co-founder and CEO of WeGoLook, a successful crowdsourcing company that exited at a $42M valuation. She is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and sharing insights and lessons learned.
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Jonah Zahnd is the Manager for the Project on Impact Investments and the Social Impact Collaboratory at Harvard Business School. He also serves as a Venture Partner at Erez Capital, providing advisory and due diligence services in the FinTech and AI verticals. Previously, Jonah was a Team Lead at Goldman Sachs where he led contracted projects on market research, competitive intelligence, and people strategy. Before joining GS, Jonah served as a Consultant with Cognoscere on an education development project in Kurdistan. He also served as a Research Analyst for the Cornell Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Jonah has also worked for the US House of Representatives providing policy analysis and constituent management.
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