EXECUTIVE SEARCHSEED & VENTURE CAPITALABOUTCONTACT

The Redwood team has been supporting founders, CEOs and investors since 1994.

Our goal is to build value in every venture we are engaged with. It is critical that we collaborate closely to assure that all ventures assemble great executive teams. In order to do this, we must have a relationship that is comprised of trust and alignment in our strategy with a common goal of finding exceptional talent specifically tailored for each venture.

Redwood team members have a variety of experiences and skills across executive search, research, administrative, venture capital and legal. This combined experience enables us to support our clients in a variety of ways that are essential to building great businesses.


Our team:

Michael Flannery

Michael Flannery
Managing Partner and Founder

Michael works with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and corporations to build next-generation technology ventures. Over the years, Michael has developed ways to foster these young businesses with Redwood's sister seed funds and acceleration services. Michael and his team run executive searches for "C" level executives and the core executive team that will drive the overall business. In addition, Michael conducts Board searches for both the placement of key Independent Directors as well as Advisory Boards that have been selected early on to help ventures gain traction. Michael provides a range of services to entrepreneurs including acceleration strategies, seed capital, office space, and the full range of human capital services including syndication to the best suited venture capital firms. He is on the Board of trustees contributing to student advancement programs as well as a member of the 1824 Society. Michael is on the Board of the New York Venture Capital Association and he co-Chairs Friends of Belfast.

Michael is a graduate of Cazenovia College in central New York with a Bachelor's in Science.



Kailah Matyas

Kailah Matyas
Managing Partner

Kailah Matyas has been with Redwood since shortly after the Company was founded and is responsible for global assignments. She specifically covers Redwood's European, US and Asia Pacific regions. Her years of experience working with international high-growth companies have made her an expert at interpreting business goals into human capital needs and realizing the best people to build successful businesses. She has successfully built global executive teams for companies within the mobile, internet and digital media sectors and has particular expertise with cross border searches. Kailah opened Redwood's London office and has been instrumental in developing the Company's global Executive Search practice. She has been with Redwood for over sixteen years and was previously with a startup where she was responsible for building and launching their web/eCommerce strategy.

Kailah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from George Washington University.



Bob Geiman

Bob Geiman
Partner, RTV

Bob is the Founder and President/CEO of EveryScreen Media, a mobile advertising technology and data company in New York City. He is also a founding member of First Growth Venture Network, an organization designed to identify/select high potential technology entrepreneurs in New York City and support these entrepreneurs with resources and networks to succeed through a 9 month "boot camp." Previously, Bob was a General Partner at Polaris Venture Partners, a Boston based venture capital firm. He joined Polaris in September 2002 and focused primarily on investing in early stage and later stage companies in the mobile and media sectors and led eight investments in such companies. Prior to joining Polaris, Bob served in leadership roles in product and business development at Envoy Networks, a wireless communications components company. Prior to Envoy, Bob was a member of the management team of MCK Communications, a VoIP-based communications software and hardware company where he helped grow MCK from an unprofitable, 25 person company with $5 million in run rate revenue to a 290 person public company with $60 million in run rate revenue and significant cash flow and profitability. Bob is the Chairman of the Board of Roundbox, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Paradigm Creatives. He also serves on the Advisory Board of HatchLabs and was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Paratek, a wireless semiconductor company that was acquired by Research in Motion in March 2012.

Bob has an MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a BA from Dartmouth College.



Steven Soulios

Steven Soulios
Partner, RTV

Steven is a partner at Ruta, Soulios & Stratis LLP representing as General Counsel to entrepreneurs and small to medium sized companies and venture funds. He establishes and manages sophisticated and diverse corporate transactional practice, including corporate organization and finance, angel/seed rounds and venture capital financing for companies engaged in technology, internet, advertising technology, social media and mobile technology sectors; joint ventures, film financing, executive search, licensing, trademark applications, and employment matters. He has provided expert legal and political analyses for FoxNews and MSNBC, including analyses of the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections. Steven acted as lead counsel on complex commercial and tax litigation matters in Federal courts across the country, including matters involving securities transactions, IRS 6700 proceedings, RICO, bankruptcy (preference and avoidance actions) and common law fraud, commercial torts and judgment enforcement. Prior to becoming partner, Steven acted as Associate General Counsel with firms The Image Group, Inc., Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Lehrer as well as Lum, Hoens, Conant, Danzis & Kleinberg. He has also taught Constitutional Law and American Government as an Adjunt Professor of Political Science at The Kings College, New York City.

Steven is a graduate of Boston University with a BA degree in Political Science. He is also a member of the International Law Journal at BU.



Kyle Flannery

Kyle Flannery
Human Capital Analyst

Kyle's responsibilities include managing research and our human capital database. Kyle is constantly analyzing the market for executives who have built next generation ventures, tracking them and their origins from early stage to exit. He works tirelessly to keep this information up to date and in real time so we have an understanding of executives' earn outs and timing for that next great venture.

Kyle is a graduate of Plattsburgh State University of New York with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.



Darya Sasson

Darya Sasson
Associate

Darya is responsible for working with the Executive Search team supporting research, administration and client relationships. Darya is a key member of the Redwood team acquiring all of the relevant information and updates needed to run highly transparent processes for our Boards, CEOs and entrepreneurs.

Darya is a graduate of New York University where she majored in Psychology, Public Policy & Business Management.