Rob is a founder and Managing Director of Kinderhook Industries, a $700 million private equity firm based in New York City. Rob and his partners have completed more than 75 Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance transactions, investing more than $1 billion throughout their investment careers, and have partnered with Castles Media to build VacationRoost. Rob is also a Director of Raleigh Cycle Ltd., Perrin Manufacturing Company, Lodis Accessories, Inc., EAM Corporation and Trubiquity
Cor is a Managing Director at Kinderhook Industries and has had a distinguished career in investment banking and private equity. Cor played a key role in getting VacationRoost started through the acquisition of OTravel in 2007. Cor also serves on the Board of Directors of KN Rubber, Nurse-On-Call and Mastro's Restaurants.
Elan has led the successful launch, IPO, and sale of two well-known travel companies: Travel Services International and ResortQuest International. He subsequently was a Director at Hotels.com and chaired the special committee that sold the company to IAC/ InterActiveCorp. He is currently a Director of Great Wolf Resorts
A successful and experienced early-stage venture investor across a variety of enterprise and consumer-facing technology companies, Jim has established himself as a leading investor and company builder in Southern California. Since joining Clearstone early in its formation, Jim has applied his strong management skills, communication skills, market knowledge and industry contacts to help the companies in which Clearstone invests deliver a strong record of venture performance. Jim's work is focused on information technology investments, with particular interest in application software, information management and security and Internet-enabled businesses. In 2004, 2005 and 2006, Jim was recognized as one of the top 100 Venture Capitalists in the United States by Forbes Magazine’s annual Midas List.
Michael is the CEO of BrightTag, an innovative technology company in the online marketing space. Michael has a strong history in the online travel space as one of the founders and senior executives at Orbitz Worldwide. He served as Chief Marketing Officer from the company's formation, launch, and IPO. He then was COO following the company's sale to Cendant in 2004 through its spin off to Blackstone in 2006. Previously, he held senior marketing positions at General Motors, Giant Step, and Leo Burnett. A career marketing executive, Michael advised United Airlines during the launch of UAL.com.
Rishi is Vice President of Global Strategies and Business Planning for Group RCI in Parsippany, N.J., where he is responsible for charting the long-term strategy for the vacation rental and exchange division of Wyndham Worldwide. Rishi has been VP at RCI LLC in various Global and Strategic Development roles and is an Honarary Trustee at The Annie Tinker Association for Women.
Julian is the founder and CEO of VacationRoost and also serves as a director on the company’s Board of Directors. As an experienced online media executive, Julian has served as a senior executive for a $300 million media company – Primedia Inc, and a $1 billion public telecom company – PageNet, Inc. Julian currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Matchbin Inc., an online media and technology company based in Salt Lake City.