Pacific View Asset Management Hires Venture Capital Team

Pacific View Asset Management, LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on offering unique strategies to private and institutional investors, announced today that Joan Schriger and Brian O’Keefe, founders of Pharus Capital Management, LLC, a San Francisco, California-based private fund manager, have joined its organization. Ms. Schriger and Mr. O’Keefe bring with them a portfolio of venture capital investments and a track record dating back to 2013. Throughout their careers, they have been active in all aspects of venture capital from principal investing to providing advice on financing, corporate transactions, operations and capital raises. Their experience led them to develop a strategy that identifies late-stage investment opportunities in privately held technology companies backed by top-tier venture capital sponsors.

“We are very excited to have Joan and Brian join our organization. Their individual experiences as investors in venture capital financed businesses and their history as a team is unique,” said Brendan Contant, President of Pacific View Asset Management. “They have developed a more risk averse approach to this asset class, which focuses on businesses that are further along in their private market life cycle. It is hoped these later-stage investments can provide attractive returns for investors with a lower incidence of disappointments. Joan and Brian are representative of the types of investment professionals we are looking to bring to Pacific View.”

Joan Schriger added, “Joining Pacific View is a terrific opportunity for us. Pacific View is an emerging firm committed to best-in-class investment offerings, client services and institutional quality administrative resources. Brian and I would not have been able to build out this level of infrastructure and also devote the time necessary to finding the best risk/reward opportunities for our investors.”

Brian O’Keefe stated, “Combining with Pacific View was an attractive opportunity. It allows us to work with a group of experienced professionals who can manage all aspects of our business, affords us the time to study newly minted companies, understand their industry dynamics and implement our investment strategy.”

In addition to venture capital, Pacific View currently has two other investment teams focused on investing in publicly traded equities. The traditional public equity strategies being offered include: U.S. Small Cap Growth, U.S. Large Cap Growth and North American Microcap.

About Pacific View

Founded in 2012, Pacific View is a multi-manager, multi-strategy asset management organization providing best-in-class investment solutions to both private and institutional investors. Pacific View’s culture is highly entrepreneurial. Our investment teams are led by talented and experienced investment professionals operating autonomously to offer clients their unique perspectives and services.

Pacific View Asset Management, LLC is an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Additional information about Pacific View is available at or


Brendan J. Contant, President, at (212) 277-1062,
Tracey L. Daly, Vice President, at (212) 277-1063,