Gavin M. Cuneo
Partner, Cuneo & Company
Founded in 2010, Cuneo & Co. is a family owned and operated venture capital firm focused on making investments in early stage companies in the entertainment, consumer and retail industries. Gavin is responsible for investment decision making and plays an active role building businesses with the senior management of the firm's portfolio companies. Gavin is currently a board member of Herotainment LLC (children's entertainment / gaming), Valiant Entertainment (comic character based entertainment), Elman Cuneo International, LLC (food and beverage), Marbles: The Brain Store (retail) and The Big Live Inc. (social media); he has also been a board observer of The Ticket Reserve Inc. (sporting events ticketing).
Prior to the founding of Cuneo & Company, Gavin was an investment banker with the Consumer and Retail Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessor Merrill Lynch & Co. He performed execution and advisory work on acquisitions, divestitures as well as debt and equity financings. He worked with clients such as Nike Inc., Lululemon Athletica Inc., Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc., Lowes Companies, Border's Group, Wendy's / Arby's Group and Wal-Mart.
He previously spent many years with U.S. Trust Company. He served as Assistant Vice President in corporate strategy and development, a team mandated to lead strategic and growth initiatives for the firm. Prior, Gavin was an Assistant Vice President and Equity Research Analyst, where he advised U.S. Trust's portfolio managers on public equity investments within the retail and consumer industries.
He received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and holds a B.A. in Economics and Business from Lafayette College, where he is currently a member of the Alumni Leadership Council. He is also a C.F.A. Charterholder.