William E. Pescatello, '06

Principal, Lightbank
Pescatello joined Lightbank as a principal in 2011. While at Lightbank, he has led deal teams in over 15 deals, initiating such deals as Locality, Locu (acquired by GoDaddy), Ovuline, Hireology, and Contently. He has also been active and sat on the boards of Udemy, Snapsheet, Fooda, Lifecrowd, and Whoshere. Pescatello joined the team from NBCUniversal, where he was a vice president and founding member of the Peacock Equity Fund, a $250 million venture arm for NBCUniversal. While at Peacock Equity, he served as board representative at Greystripe (acquired by ValueClick), Ramp, and Vivox.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Pescatello worked at GE Capital where he helped finance leading early stage biotech companies. He worked as a finance analyst at Morgan Stanley and at Merrill Lynch within their Global Research Group. Pescatello is a chartered financial analyst, has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Pescatello can be followed on Twitter @billpescatello.