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Michael Gallo

As a member of the Executive Council, Michael assists in capital introductions, networking with proven executives and advising on investment decisions.

Michael is the President of Michael Gallo & Associates and has previously served as the President of Midland Walwyn Capital, a Director of Yorton Capital / Orion Securities and the President of Research Capital.

He began his career more than thirty years ago in the trading industry and has served as a member of The New York Stock Exchange, The American Stock Exchange, The Chicago Stock Exchange and The Chicago Board of Options Exchange.


Paula H. McMenamin

As a member of the Executive Council, Paula oversees the legal, consulting and financial services for Driehaus Private Equity and participates in the firm’s management.

Paula is the President of Driehaus Enterprise Management, Inc. (“DEMI”), a management company to entities owned directly or indirectly by Mr. Richard H. Driehaus and his family.  She is also President of Driehaus Trust Company, LLC.  Before joining DEMI in February 2008, Paula was a Partner in the Private Client group of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, in its Chicago office.  While at McDermott, Paula advised multi-generational high net worth, business-owning families.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Office Network and the Private Investor Coalition.  She is also active in a number of civic and charitable organizations.

Paula has a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Southern California and earned a J.D. from Washington University School of Law, in St. Louis, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Law Quarterly and graduated Order of the Coif.



Frank Garcia, CPA

Mr. Garcia is the acting Chief Financial Officer of Driehaus Private Equity and Driehaus Enterprise Management, Inc. Mr. Garcia joined Driehaus Enterprise Management, Inc. in February 2010.  He has more than 20 years of experience in tax planning and compliance services. Prior to joining Driehaus Enterprise Management, Inc., Mr. Garcia was a senior manager in the Private Client Advisor practice of Deloitte Tax LLP.  At Deloitte, Mr. Garcia was responsible for tax consulting and compliance services for ultra high-net worth families and their operating businesses.  He is a member of the Private Investor Coalition.  Mr. Garcia received a bachelor's degree from Dominican University, and an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University.