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Gretchen Knoell


Ms. Knoell is a Partner with Lake Street Capital. Prior to founding the Firm in 2003, Ms. Knoell spent 18 years primarily in investment banking and corporate development, focused on the communications services, software and related equipment, and healthcare IT sectors. During that period, Ms. Knoell served as Vice President of Business Development at Digital Island Corporation, Senior Managing Director of Corporate Finance co-heading the West Coast Technology Group at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., as well as Head of Corporate Finance at Punk, Ziegel & Knoell, a specialty investment bank committed to emerging growth companies which she co-founded in 1990. During her career as a banker, Ms. Knoell led the successful completion of billions of dollars of IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Knoell started her investment banking career in 1985 with Needham & Company. Prior to attending business school, Ms. Knoell was an engineer with Exxon Corporation.

Ms. Knoell received her M.B.A. from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

 Ms. Knoell has served on the boards of Celion Networks, Inc., ENT Biotech Solutions, Frictionless Commerce, Inc., Lucid Media, Inc., Network Elements, Inc., Nufern, and Sequence Design, Inc. and Silicon Genesis and served as a Board Observer of PartMiner, Inc., Core Networks, Inc., SportVision  and VeriCenter, Inc. 

Ms. Knoell currently is acting CEO and a member of the board of Meditation Works.

Ms. Knoell serves Cornell University as a Member of the University Council and the Engineering College Advisory Council.  She was a Trustee at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.


Vivian Dang


Ms. Vivian Dang is the Controller for Lake Street Capital. Prior to Lake Street, Ms. Dang worked for Mohr, Davidow Ventures as a Controller. Ms. Dang started her career in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche working on hedge fund, private equity, venture capital and broker dealer clients.
Ms. Dang graduated from University of California, Riverside with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting