The Team

Investment Team

Gabrielle Greene - Fontis

Gabrielle Greene

Gabrielle E. Greene has been a professional in the financial services industry for over 20 years...

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Renee LaBran - Fontis

Renee LaBran

Renee LaBran brings 25 years of operating, strategic, and financial experience to Rustic Canyon/ Fontis...

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Daniel D. Villanueva  - Fontis

Daniel L. Villanueva

Mr. Villanueva is a Partner in Rustic Canyon / Fontis Partners, LP.  Prior to RCF, Mr. Villanueva...

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Tom Unterman - Fontis

Tom Unterman

Tom Unterman founded Rustic Canyon Partners in September 1999, bringing a wealth of distinguished corporate...

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Daniel D. Villanueva - Fontis

Daniel D. Villanueva

Mr. Villanueva is a Partner in Rustic Canyon / Fontis Partners, LP.  Prior to RCF, Mr. Villanueva was...

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Renee LaBran

Renee LaBran brings 25 years of operating, strategic, and financial experience to Rustic Canyon/ Fontis Partners, LP, where she is a Partner.  Ms. LaBran has also been a Partner with Rustic Canyon Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, since helping to form the firm in 1999.  Prior to Rustic Canyon, Ms. LaBran held a variety of executive positions with the Los Angeles Times/ Times Mirror in the areas of digital media, advertising sales, investments, and strategic planning. During her tenure, she managed revenues in excess of $300 million and oversaw more than 200 employees. She was also a co-founder and served as Chief Executive Officer of CareerPath.com (now CareerBuilder), and a co-founder and board member of Classified Ventures. Prior to Times Mirror, Ms. LaBran was a management consultant with the Monitor Company in the United States and Europe and managed its Los Angeles office.

Ms. LaBran currently serves on the boards of Cabrera Capital Markets, Preferred Brands, and Sambazon, Inc. on behalf of RCF.

 

Ms. LaBran graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and earned an M.B.A. with honors from the Harvard Business School. Her non-profit activities include the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation, where she is former President, and current Endowment Trustee, and Vice-Chair of Hathaway - Sycamores, a child and family services agency. She is also a member of the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and an advisor to the Women's Student Association at Harvard Business School.