Steve Reale

Steve has spent nearly 20 years working with private companies and small capitalization public companies. Prior to co-founding Madison Bay, Steve spent 14 years at Levensohn Venture Partners (LVP) where he worked on a wide range companies across software, semiconductor, communications and business services.  He is now a Director on the Board of Aria Systems, Inc.

While at LVP, Steve held board seats at BigFix (acquired by IBM), Broadlogic (acquired by Broadcom), and Capella (acquired by Alcatel Lucent). He also spent considerable time working other LVP portfolio companies including Akros Silicon (acquired by Kinetic Technologies), Covigo (acquired by Symbol), Rapt (acquired by Microsoft), Reconnex (acquired by McAfee), and Shotspotter.

Prior to LVP, Steve held a variety of equity research positions at Robertson Stephens, Van Kasper & Company and JP Morgan where he covered industrial, business services and payment processing small cap companies. He also was an early employee and Director of Finance at ZuluSports, a content provider, where he was involved in strategy development, capital raising, and operations.

Steve is a graduate of Middlebury College, where he received a BA in international politics and economics as well as Japanese. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Kauffman Fellow (class 14).  When not running around after his two girls, he’s often found on a bike, skiing in the mountains, or windsurfing under the Golden Gate Bridge. He has no ability to sit still.

Eugene Y. Song

Eugene has over 16 years of private equity, venture capital, and corporate finance experience with deep expertise in growth equity and secondary transactions in the technology, consumer and financial services sectors. He is now a Director on the Board of Midwestern BioAg, Inc.

Previously, he was an investor for 9 years at W Capital Partners, a private equity firm managing over $1.7 billion. While at W Capital, Eugene was involved in all aspects of the investment and portfolio management process and held Board seats at BigFix (acquired by IBM), Bay Microsystems, CompBenefits Corporation (acquired by Humana), Courion Corp, MarketTools (acquired by TPG/SurveyMonkey), Outlast Technologies (acquired by Coors), Three-Dog Bakery, Tremor Video (IPO, NYSE: TRMR), ZNYX Networks, and many others.

Prior to joining W Capital in 2004, Eugene was an investor at Stone Point Capital, a private equity firm managing over $13 billion. While at Stone Point, Eugene focused on the technology and financial services sectors and invested in companies such as: CashEdge (acquired by Fiserv), CompuBank (acquired by NetBank), and Harbor Payments (acquired by American Express). Eugene began his career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, where he worked in the M&A group. He also worked at Hewlett-Packard in the areas of finance and strategic investments.

Eugene has a MBA, with Dean’s List Honors, from Columbia Business School, and a BSE in civil engineering from Princeton University.

He is a Kauffman Fellow (class 14) and has always been an entrepreneur, including managing a publishing business while in college. Family life with two daughters, life in New York City and the eternal hope for a great Houston sports team keeps Eugene energized.