About us

If you’ve made it this far then one thing is obvious, we’re not your typical investment company, but let’s focus on things you don’t already know.

Within each successful company there is a product, but only behind the revolutionary companies is there a true purpose that supersedes the physical offering. We work tirelessly to generate outsized returns, but which investment company doesn’t do that? At Ibex, there is more. We are obsessed with reinventing the financial services industry through exceptional, thoughtful, and personalized service. Our underlying passion for human connection and personalized experience is blatant. Seems hard to believe, until you feel it for yourself. We are first and foremost a community, and we hope you join us in redefining the entire investor experience.

Causes we support

Arts & Culture

Health & Wellness

Human Services

Youth Development

Environmental Impact

Community Development

Philanthropy

Money can’t buy you happiness, or so they say. Spent in the right way, we’ve found supporting our local communities and empowering organizations give us a greater sense of joy than receiving or otherwise not spending at all.  

Investments

JUSTIN BORUS

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Justin enjoys supporting a wide variety of organizations in Colorado with a special emphasis on youth programs and the arts.  He was the Treasurer of Colorado Public Radio, has regularly taught inner-city school children basic finance and money management skills and is pleased to support and volunteer for many Colorado-based nonprofits.  His interests also include traveling, eating and cartooning where he was a nationally syndicated cartoonist for over 10 years with his comic strip appearing daily in over 300 newspapers around the world.

    GAL GITTER

    Partner, Israel VC

     

    Gal is passionate both about the empowerment of the elderly community, and disadvantaged populations with better access to skills and technology. In his university days, Gal started "Computers for Everyone" aimed at providing disadvantaged youth with personal computers.

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    NICOLE PRIEL

    Partner, Israel VC

     

    Near and dear to Nicole’s heart are causes that support the neglected and abused, whether the young, elderly, or animals. She also supports initiatives that strengthen the Jewish diaspora and Israel's image on the world stage. 

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    MICHAEL DONNELLY

    Partner, Select Investments

     

    Mike is a supporter of educational institutions in Colorado such as the University of Colorado, where he is a Foundation Trustee. He and his family also volunteer with public and independent schools in the Denver area. Mike is an avid tennis player and also supports the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation.

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    COOPER STAINBROOK

    Partner, Israel 

     

    Cooper cares about food access and the ability of the underprivileged to obtain healthy, fresh food no matter their means.  He believes access to proper nutrition is a human right.

      RYAN MAHON

      Partner, Mobility 

       

      Ryan is passionate about democratizing finance, making financial education more accessible, and empowering people to make more informed financial decisions. As an avid outdoorsman, he also supports causes focused on building a sustainable future and incorporating sustainable practices that will help slow or stop climate change.

        JEFF PETERS

        Partner, Mobility VC 

         

        Jeff is passionate about exposing and advancing educational opportunities to the less fortunate. He is also dedicated to advancing economic efficiency and environmental sustainability through both his work and personal lives. 

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        BRIAN LITVAK

        Associate, Mobility VC 

         

        Brian supports the Alzheimer's Association and Roundup Fellowship, a non-profit supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities and associated behavior problems.

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        YARDEN AMSALEM

        Associate, Israel VC

         

        Yarden has always enjoyed being an active member of her community. She is passionate about women's empowerment and career development, having coached and mentored young girls for a few years. In addition, she volunteered for Make-A-Wish events and Breast Cancer walks, among other charity events.

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        KATIE FRISCH

        Vice President, Portfolio Specialist

        Katie is passionate about improving and enriching the lives of children in Colorado with particular interest in financial literacy.  She is also passionate about the Jewish community, as well as secular charitable initiatives in the areas of arts and culture, organizations that support the environment and sustainability, and non-profits that address hunger at its root.

          MARK ROBERTS

          Data Scientist

           

          Mark is an active volunteer at Sun Valley Youth Center, an after-school program supporting at-risk elementary and middle school children in Denver. Mark currently supports the center by offering guitar lessons to interested students. 

          Additionally, Mark is supporting Erica’s Lighthouse, a nonprofit organization that aims to be a beacon of hope for adolescent depression, by running the 2022 Chicago Marathon on their behalf while raising funds for the cause.

            Our People

            Compliance, Operations, and Finance

            ADAM AVERBACH

            Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel

             

            Adam is passionate about animal welfare, in particular organizations dedicated to helping our canine friends, and equal access to recreational activities for youth.  He has supported Dumb Friends League, MaxFund, has taught tennis to disadvantaged youth and, during the holidays, participates in the adopt-a-family program through Volunteers of America.

              LAURA HUFF

              Chief Operating Officer

               

              Laura finds joy in supporting a broad range of organizations but is most passionate about the arts and the care of animals. Laura served on the board of LuBird’s Light Foundation, adding all-inclusive playground equipment in Denver parks for children of all needs.

                BRIAN MONTGOMERY

                Chief Financial Officer

                 

                Brian’s love for animals has led him to support Hearts & Horses, a cause that provides therapy for people with disabilities through horse riding. He’s also involved with Children’s Hospital Colorado which provides support to both children and their families that are in need.

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                CHRIS JENNINGS

                Director of Treasury

                Chris gives to many charitable organizations throughout the year. Some of his favorite causes to support are Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Chris is also a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is interested in advocating for climate change awareness.

                  JULIE SNYDER

                  Accountant

                   

                  Julie has been associated with the Marine Corps for over thirty years (her husband is a retired Marine and her son is currently on active duty) and she supports the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation which provides scholarships to dependents of Marines. Julie is also passionate about philanthropy in her local community and volunteers time and financial support to Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver and Food Bank of the Rockies.

                    STEPHEN ILIFF

                    Controller

                     

                    Stephen is most passionate about criminal justice reform. He supports Miracle of Innocence, which centers its work around getting innocent persons convicted of serious crimes out of prison.

                      DANIELLE DEBOUVER

                      Executive Assistant

                       

                      Danielle is passionate about supporting the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Research Hospital, and organizations that promote literacy.

                        Investor Experience and Marketing

                        MARIE KICZEK

                        Vice President, Investor Relations

                         

                        Marie is an active member of 100 Women in Finance, a nonprofit which focuses on strengthening the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential. She holds a seat on the New York MidCareer Bridge committee focusing on women with 10-20 years of experience in the finance space. Additionally, Marie is on the Board of Trustees of Morningside Montessori School where she focuses on community engagement. 

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                        LINDSAY BROYLES

                        Vice President, Investor Relations

                         

                        Lindsay is passionate about many causes from mental and physical health to education and animals. Some of the organizations she supports are Casting for Recovery, Donors Choose, The Loveland Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and PAWS Chicago.

                          MICHELLE DUNCAN

                          Director, Events


                          Michelle and her family are passionate about helping other families in need. They supported Children’s Place Association, which works to break the cycle of poverty and illness. They also support Family Tree, an organization committed to addressing issues of child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. Lastly, over the holidays they enjoy “adopting” new families and providing meaningful and thoughtful gifts to the entire family.

                            JENNIFER THOMSON

                            Associate, Investor Relations

                            Jennifer's philanthropic focus areas are inspired by her Granny’s experience with dementia, a love for the outdoors, and a particular affection for large dogs. Her interests include the Alzheimer’s Association, Trout Unlimited (Colorado), and Big Dogs Huge Paws.

                              LIAN SWIRSKY

                              Vice President, Marketing, Israel VC

                              Lian is passionate about helping people in need; especially elders.

                              She volunteers and prepares food packages for distribution for those in need and whenever she gets the chance, she visits elders in their homes and supports them as needed.

                              In addition, Lian supports the environment as much as she can. She has stopped using plastic and is passionate about always recycling paper and batteries.

                                VC Advisors

                                CHANO FERNANDEZ

                                Chano is co-CEO at Workday; and is responsible for the entire customer relationship, which spans acquisition, services, customer success, and customer support. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Previously, Chano served as co-president, and before that served as executive vice president of global field operations, and as president of EMEA and APJ. Prior to joining Workday in 2014, he held senior positions at SAP, Infor, Blue C, and McKinsey & Company.

                                DAVID SABLE

                                David is a former CEO of VMLY&R, one of the world’s leading global marketing communications companies. He sits on the boards of American Eagle, UNICEF, and the Special Olympics, and was a Senior Advisor to WPP, considered the world's largest marketing firm. David is an author and one of today's leading voices in the worlds of Digital Marketing, Communications, and Branding and one of the most sought out experts on these topics in the world.

                                KEVIN KNIERIEM

                                Kevin is the Chief Revenue Officer at Clari and transforms the way enterprises sell by combining the power of mobile technology, machine learning, and predictive analytics to help revenue teams be more productive, forecast more accurately and make better business decisions. Before Clari, Kevin spent more than four years at Oracle where he held several leadership positions including CRO at DataScience.com (acquired by Oracle in June 2018). Previously, he spent over a decade at SAP where he led regional and national organizations. Kevin began his career at Siebel Systems, the pioneer in CRM.

                                KIPP BONDAR

                                Kipp is the Chief Marketing Officer of HubSpot, where he sets HubSpot’s global inbound marketing strategy to drive awareness and demand for HubSpot’s inbound marketing and sales products. Kipp has helped grow Hubspot from its early days as a startup to one of the fastest-growing public software companies, and a leading platform for inbound marketing, sales, and service use cases. He is one of the pre-eminent experts in the world of B2B Marketing today and the author of "The B2B Social Media Book."

                                Firm Advisors

                                AJAY SHROFF

                                Ajay is the Chief Investment Officer of Ridgeleigh Capital. The firm’s investment objective is to generate strong absolute returns (well in excess of the public equity and fixed income markets) by investing in unique/niche strategies that have significant alpha generation potential.  Previously, Ajay worked for ten years at MSD Capital, where he played a variety of public and private investment roles, including serving as the firm’s Head of Risk & Strategy.  Ajay was also an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.  He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

                                BRIAN DECKER

                                Brian has worked in the private equity, venture capital, and financial industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining Ibex Investors, Brian served as a General Partner of Riverside Management Group; co-headed the Private Equity Group at BMO Capital Markets; and was a Senior Vice President in the Private Equity Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Mr. Decker holds a Master's degree in International Business and International Relations from New York University, and earned his Bachelor’s degree as an Honors Scholar from the University of Connecticut, as well as a certificate in International Economics from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.

                                LAWRENCE MYERS

                                Lawrence is the Managing Director and founder of MBP Advisory Pty. Limited - a prominent high-end Sydney firm. Prior to that, he spent 6 years in small and large Chartered Accounting firms. He received a Bachelor of Accountancy from The University of South Australia. Lawrence holds several board positions with significant private companies and not-for-profit organizations. He is also the Non- Executive Chairman of VGI Partners (Asian Investments Limited & Global Investments Limited) and Breville Group Limited (and ARC chair). He also sits on the board of the Foundation of the Art Gallery of NSW.

                                DR. TODD BORUS

                                Todd is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstructive surgery. He has been at the forefront of recent technological advances in joint replacement surgery, including MAKOplasty robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures. He has traveled both nationally and internationally to teach these procedures to other surgeons. Dr. Borus has also worked on the design and  development of advanced orthopedic implants which have gained FDA approval and been successfully implanted in thousands of patients. Finally, he has a strong interest in technology platforms that improve population health and has served on the board of a publicly traded Telehealth company. In his free time, Dr. Borus enjoys spending time with family, golf, skiing, and hiking.

                                YUVAL MOSKOVICH

                                Yuval has spent the last twenty-five years working in the diamond and jewelry industry and has extensive experience in all areas of the business, including sourcing rough diamonds, cutting, marketing and selling polished diamonds, designing and branding jewelry collections, buying and selling estates, and creating bespoke pieces. Over the last decade, Yuval has also researched and invested in several successful start-up companies. Prior to beginning his career, he served in the Israel Defense Forces as a computer programmer and analyst for the Israeli Air Force. He supports several non-profit organizations in Colorado, including National Jewish Health and Colorado Ballet.

                                JOBS

                                We strive to hire the best and are always looking for exceptional people. To us, it's all about talent and succeeding at every level. We are currently hiring for both junior and senior positions in all of our funds. Please send your resume to work@ibexinvestors.com.

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