The Ropart Asset Management Funds
Direct investing in small to midsize companies
RAM seeks to create value for its portfolio companies by providing the following services and expertise:
Todd A. Goergen
Managing Partner – Ropart Asset Management Funds
Manager / Investment Committee – Ropart Investments, LLC
Founder – Make International, Inc.
Special Advisor to the CEO – Casper Labs
Venture Partner – Draper Goren Holm
Mr. Goergen prides himself on his dedication to mentoring young CEOs and working closely with more experienced executives in growing technology companies. RAM has made dozens of investments in technology and technology-enabled consumer products companies over the last 20 years – from early investments in web 1.0 (Allrecipes.com) and infrastructure (VeriCenter, a data hosting center owner-operator), to current investments in blockchain and web 3.0. In addition, RAM has made numerous investments in the cannabis industry including vertically-integrated MSOs (Cura Partners/Curaleaf, GoldLeaf, PCH), pure play full spectrum CBD (Prospect Farms) as well as ancillary technology and services (14th Round).
Mr. Goergen has served in the C-Suite (e.g., ViSalus) and on over a dozen corporate Boards of Directors during his career, including (current) Crexendo (NASDAQ:CXDO) and Prospect Farms, and (previous) Cura Partners, Digital Traffic Systems, and QC Laboratories, among many others.
Over the last several years, Mr. Goergen has increasingly become an advocate of all aspects of cryptocurrencies and the use of blockchain as an integral part of software infrastructure. He manages an active token portfolio and currently acts as Special Advisor to the CEO of Casper Labs (www.casperlabs.io) and as a Venture Partner for Draper Goren Holm (www.drapergorenholm.com).
Prior to founding the RAM Funds in 2001, Mr. Goergen began his career in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance at Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette (“DLJ”), where he executed several billion dollars’ worth of buy-side and sell-side transactions. After DLJ, Mr. Goergen was Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Blyth, Inc., a leading global designer and marketer of personal and decorative products.
Theodore W. Stofer
Mr. Stofer is a Partner at The Ropart Asset Management Funds. He helps lead RAM’s investments in venture capital, growth equity, and private equity, including a current portfolio of over 25 companies and several cryptocurrencies. He has advised numerous portfolio company CEOs / management teams and served on several boards of directors, currently as an observer of Prospect Farms and Heal, and previously as a director of Digital Traffic Systems, QC Laboratories, and iCentris. He has been with RAM since 2006 when he joined the firm as an Associate. Prior to Ropart, he worked in the Transaction Services and Risk & Advisory practices of KPMG, where he advised clients on M&A and strategic consulting engagements.
Mr. Stofer received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar, and a BS in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.
Mr. Mastropietro is a seasoned financial professional with extensive experience in the areas of accounting, operations, and finance. Prior to joining Ropart, he spent 16 years in several financial roles with companies ranging in size from micro-cap to Fortune 500, including 2 years at the world’s largest hedge fund. Mr. Mastropietro is a former NCAA student athlete having competed in soccer on athletic and academic scholarships.
Mr. Mastropietro received a B.S. in Accounting from Salve Regina University.