Team

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Michael Murphy
Managing Partner and Founder
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Michael Murphy

Managing Partner and Founder

Michael Murphy is Founder and CEO of Rosecliff Ventures. Mr. Murphy’s career as a financial services entrepreneur began over 20 years ago. Throughout his time in the financial services industry, he has developed insight into fundamental investing, private equity, long/short strategies and macro global economic trends. His past successes include; operating a long/short Hedge Fund, successfully growing a wealth management business, running a broker dealer, and working on various investment banking deals. Mr. Murphys experiences led him to launch the Investment firm, Rosecliff Capital, and most recently the Venture Capital Fund, Rosecliff Ventures.

Mr. Murphy has been a successful angel investor for the past 7 years. He has played an active role in the success of many startups. It was his experience as an angel investor that lead to the launch of Rosecliff Ventures. Mr. Murphy was a CNBC contributor and has regularly appeared on the networks FastMoney segment, commenting on global macroeconomic trends, equities in the news and the latest market news. Currently, Mr. Murphy appears on FoxBusiness.

A native of New York, Mr. Murphy graduated from Hofstra University. He currently lives in NYC with his wife and six children.

Michael Caso
Managing Partner and Founder
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Michael Caso

Managing Partner and Founder

Michael Caso is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Rosecliff. He was honored with being awarded 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital. Michael oversees the entire investment team, which is, responsible for sourcing, reviewing, researching and structuring new
investment opportunities for the firm. Michael also manages the fundraising and capital raising efforts of the firm. Prior to launching Rosecliff, Michael worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Michael also worked as an investment banking associate for Rosecliff Capital, where he focused on technology, consumer and software deals.

Aside from work, Michael is an avid face in the health and fitness industry. He dedicates a lot of his free time trying to inspire people to live a healthier life through diet, exercise, and cardio vascular activities. Michael is active in the startup community. Michael graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Economics. While attending Fordham, he received multiple academic honors. Michael was honored with a four year academic scholarship.

Michael currently resides in NYC’s Battery Park City.

Stewart Eichner
Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel
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Stewart Eichner

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel

Stewart Eichner is an experienced investment management attorney with an extensive background in building businesses for alternative investment managers focused on global hedge funds and private equity platforms. Prior to joining Rosecliff, as CCO & General Counsel, Stewart was the CCO of a boutique investment manager based in Manhattan. Earlier in his impressive career, Stewart held senior roles at top public financial institutions such as BlackRock and Morgan Stanley.

Jay Rattino, CPA
Controller
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Jay Rattino, CPA

Controller

Jay Rattino is the Controller at Rosecliff Ventures. With 12 years of experience, his past roles include auditor, fund administrator, and fund accountant. Mr. Rattino holds a double major in accounting/economics from Muhlenberg College. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and three daughters.

Connor Frazier
Principal
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Connor Frazier

Principal

Connor Frazier is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, conducting research, and supporting Rosecliff’s portfolio companies. Connor specializes in both retail and consumer based investments. Prior to joining the Rosecliff team, Connor has experience in both the retail and investment banking industries. He worked as a financial analyst at a middle market investment banking firm based in New York City. He was responsible for conducting due diligence and analyzing incoming deal flow. He also assisted the firm in various capital raising efforts.

Outside of work, Connor is an active stock investor. He was head of internal research at Pace University’s Investment Club. He has been involved in multiple equity trading competitions throughout New York City.

Krish Mehta
Senior Associate
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Krish Mehta

Senior Associate

Krish Mehta is a senior associate at Rosecliff Ventures. Krish joined Rosecliff after graduating from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business where he studied Finance and Data Science.  Krish was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Prior to joining Rosecliff, Krish worked at a New-York based technology Consulting firm. He also worked at the Bombay Stock Exchange in their Cyber Security Department. 

Alexander Gellert
Analyst
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Alexander Gellert

Analyst
Alexander Gellert is an investment analyst at Rosecliff Ventures. Prior to joining Rosecliff, Alexander worked for the Czech Embassy, Disney/ABC and Rockefeller Capital. While in College, Alexander built and ran a startup that combined social media and shopping. Outside of the office, Alexander enjoys baseball, skiing and playing squash. Alexander plans to bring his perspective of political science, economics, and startup experience to the Rosecliff Team.
Alexander graduated from Colgate University where he studied Political Science and Economics.
Danielle Burkhardt
Operations
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Danielle Burkhardt

Operations

Danielle is originally from Michigan, where she studied child development and psychology at Central Michigan University. After earning her degree, Danielle interned as a child life specialist at Mott Children’s Hospital. She went on to become a teacher at The Learning Experience School.

Danielle moved to New York in June 2018 for an adventure and joined the Rosecliff team in June 2019.