Zach is a Partner at Gradient Ventures.
Previously, Zach led acquisitions and strategic investments as a member of Google’s Corporate Development team, with a focus on Google’s Cloud, Ads and Commerce businesses.
Prior to Google, Zach advised software and internet companies as an investment banker, strategizing and executing IPO, M&A, investment and financing opportunities. Zach started his career at a leading energy trading hedge fund, managing trading algorithms as a quant and data scientist.
Zach’s entrepreneurial efforts include co-founding a social media startup, as well as consulting a tech incubator’s portfolio startups on fundraising and legal issues.
Zach received his JD from the UCLA School of Law, and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He received his BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia.