The Cascade Angels team is growing. The Bend-based angel fund announced today that startup veteran Robert Pease will be the fund’s community advisor as well as a member of the investment committee.

From the news release:

Pease currently leads the Pipeline Performance group at Seattle-based B2B sales and marketing consulting firm Heinz Marketing, helping companies improve execution and accelerate revenue. He was previously CEO of LoopFuse, a marketing automation software company acquired by Salesfusion, Vice President of Marketing at Gist, a social CRM software company acquired by BlackBerry, and has held a variety of senior marketing and product roles in four other venture-backed technology startups.

Pease began his career as a management consultant with Accenture’s Global Communications and Technology practice based in Washington, DC. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Robert Pease

As community advisor, Robert will help Cascade Angels continue to grow and evolve by working closely with both investors and entrepreneurs to ensure strong community relations and quality deal flow.

He’ll be a panelist at the upcoming TechFest NW in Portland, March 23-24. The event brings together concept, launch and growth stage companies from across the Pacific Northwest. Pease will also represent Cascade Angels at the national Angel Capital Association Conference in San Francisco in April.

“Robert’s credentials speak for themselves,” said Julie Harrelson, Fund Manager for Cascade Angels. “He’s been involved with multiple successful startups during his career and we’re pleased to leverage his expertise for the fund.”

“Having helped start and grow several companies in the past, I am excited to be working with Julie and the Cascade Angels team,” said Pease. “Cascade Angels has made an impact in Oregon and beyond by providing early stage capital to high potential companies and is a great way for investors to support both their region and its entrepreneurs. There’s tremendous potential to grow and evolve the fund over the next few years.”

Looking forward to seeing more of Robert around.


Kelly Kearsley

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