Jimmy Bisenius Founded Verathon Academy out of a desire to re-imagine and improve the education experience for His children and children everywhere. Prior to Verathon Academy, Jimmy spent his career in private and public investing, including 8 years helping deploy hundreds of millions of dollars as part of an investment partnership advising Fairfax Africa, now Helios Fairfax Partners. This work included over $50m allocated to private education platforms building schools in multiple countries. Separately, His extended family has organized and operated pod schools as part of a homeschooling co-op for more than a decade. Verathon Academy seeks to combine the best of professional private education with the personalization and flexibility of Homeschooling pods.
Richard is a Co-Founder and Partner at Sango Capital. Prior to co-founding Sango, Richard, was a Principal at Makena Capital, a large private endowment, where he was responsible for allocating over $15 billion into more than 300 funds and direct investments. Prior to working at Makena, Richard was a Partner at Bridgewater Associates, a US$150 billion global hedge fund. Richard was educated in Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, receiving an MBA Hons. from Pace University and a BA (Honors Program) Economics & Public Policy from Swarthmore College. He sits on several fund advisory boards, portfolio company boards as well as the boards of the African Leadership Foundation and Human Horizons Foundation.
Bryan serves as legal council and is part of the management team at Black Rock Coffee Company, which owns and operates more than 100 stores across the western half of the US. Formerly, Bryan helped create efficient investment structures for entrepreneurs, developers and investors from the West Coast of the US to the frontier markets of Africa and Asia.