Ross O’Brien

Founder & CEO

Ross is the Founder of Bonaventure Equity, LLC (“BVE”) a boutique fully integrated Direct Investing platform and advisory firm serving the family office investment community. Ross has over a decade of experience in investment banking, private equity and advising family offices and operating companies. Throughout his career Ross has advised on over $120 million in transactions including debt and equity as an operator, advisor, investor, board member and intermediary.

BVE is founded on the principal philosophy that building and extracting value through direct investing requires deep expertise, investment rigor and an operational perspective. We believe that private equity investing has the potential to create outsized returns and exponential wealth, however is a highly complex and risky endeavor and positive outcomes can be achieved by applying best practices, new innovations and automation and experience and business acumen.

Ross brings a variety of expertise ranging from starting and operating high growth companies, to direct investing in Venture Capital, & Private Equity transactions, advising portfolio companies on Mergers & Acquisitions advisory and capital introductions. He has taught entrepreneurship and finance, has held board positions and has spent the better part of the last decade working with, and advising family offices and their direct investing strategies.

Prior to relocating to Florida, Ross worked on Wall Street with a boutique New York investment banking firm and was a Manager at Geller & Company and an Assistant Vice President at JPMorgan Chase. His experience also encompasses many entrepreneurial ventures ranging from being the first employee of a UK based Digital Media Technology firm responsible for launching their North American business. He was a founder of a digital technology company, which he and his partners exited in 2006. He began his career at Sony BMG and has international experience working in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and Canada.

Ross holds an MBA from Fordham University and obtained a BS in Business Marketing & Management from Ferris State University. He also holds his Series 79 and 63 securities licenses.