Hope S. Taitz is currently the Managing Partner of ELY Capital. Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Taitz began her investment banking career first as a M&A analyst and then as an associate at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Ms. Taitz continued as a Vice President at The Argosy Group (now part of CIBC) and a Managing Director at Crystal Asset Management before founding her own money management firm, Catalyst Partners.
Now acting as an advisor focused on analyzing and investing in the consumer and technology in both early and late stage (including Flatiron School, ATTN: and LiquidTalent), Ms. Taitz bridges innovative enterprises with established corporations.
Ms. Taitz is also an advocate of women in the boardroom and understands the need for cyber security sitting on the boards of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc., Athene Holding Ltd. and its subsidiaries, Diamond International Resorts, Inc., Lumenis Ltd., as well as MidCap Finco Holdings Limited.
On the not for profit side, Ms. Taitz focuses on education and the importance of technology and is a founding executive member of Youth Renewal Fund, a current executive board member of Pencils of Promise, and a board of the Future Project. Emphasizing the importance of STEM, Ms. Taitz was a board member of Girls Who Code for 3 years and is now as a board member of Fred Wilson’s The New York City Foundation for Computer Science.