NEW YORK, July 5, 2018 /CNW/ -- Archytas Ventures, an investment holding company that provides strategic capital solutions to the emerging and underfunded cannabis industry, today announced the appointment of Brooke Hayes as a Partner and its first COO. The move will see the private equity and investment banking veteran with experience across the financial services, tech-driven manufacturing and oil and gas sectors transition to the fast-growing cannabis space. Mr. Hayes will be based in the firm's New York office.
"Brooke's more than 20-year career will be a tremendous value add in helping our up-and-coming portfolio companies access the capital markets and prosper," said David Kivitz, co-founder of Archytas Ventures. "His deep expertise in early stage and mid-sized companies, along with his strategic and operational leadership, are a great addition to our already impressive team."
Mr. Hayes was previously a Partner and COO at Milestone Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on the financial services, tech-enabled solutions and tech-driven manufacturing sectors. During his 15 years at Milestone, the firm managed over $650 million of original capital commitments and closed over 30 platform transactions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hayes was an Associate in the Technology Services Group at JPMorgan H&Q. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
"My background is highly complementary to the Archytas team, and we share a vision for creating value in the cannabis industry," said Mr. Hayes. "I look forward to executing on the numerous growth opportunities in front of us today."
About Archytas Ventures
Archytas Ventures a private, opportunistic investment holding company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Archytas Ventures provides strategic capital solutions to the emerging and undercapitalized cannabis industry. For more information, visit www.ArchytasVentures.com.