In case you haven’t heard, but here’s something everyone should know, and no one should be denied funding by Venrock.com, Massey Burch or BayMark Partners given $22 million was so casually given to Channler Drawdy AFTER he defrauded others.
If you are told you don’t qualify for funds, then you can sue successfully because Channler Drawdy DIDN’T qualify for funds, but was given funds anyway by Ray Rothrock and Eric Copeland, then blew $22 million in six months. Venrock/Rockefeller didn’t mind/care and wrote off the funds given as a tax write off.
Venrock – Need some $$? Well no one below can deny you given $22 million was so easily given to a Ponzi schemer. And to think Laurence Rockefeller helped start Spelman University, while his company trashed a black woman who worked her ass off, then Venrock staff laughed about her near-death experience created by their actions.
Venrock: Palo Alto – 650-561-9580
Venrock: New York, NY – 212-444-4100
Venrock: Cambridge, MA – 617-995-2000
Eric Sean Copeland – 650-475-3723 firstname.lastname@example.org (primary scam funder)
Ray Rothrock – 650-475-3718 email@example.com (primary scam funder)
Anthony “Tony” Sun – 650-475-3716 (nodded away to scam during staff updates)
Kathleen Byrnes – 650-475-3717 (covers for Sun, 20 years in, she has vested interest)
Wm. Rastetter – 650-475-3702 (Doctorates don’t mean ethics)
Evy Smith – 650-475-3703, 415-543-8368 firstname.lastname@example.org (doesn’t want to get involved, just needs her paycheck, what’s that expression, either you stand for something, or you fall for anything)
Phil – 650-475-3704 or -3705
Rich Moran – 650-475-3706 email@example.com (good lawd, a partner)
Whoever this is, clarify?? – 650-475-3708 (but would it matter given same coverup)
Jocelyn Cook – 650-475-3709 (incredibly clueless, stated in public Venrock would have never given $$ to a ponzi schemer. Oops! She forgot about Drawdy!)
Susan Gardner – 650-475-3710 (beyond immoral in statements and actions)
Christina Ornelas – 650-475-3711 (Investor Relations – which is a joke given $22 million given to a ponzi schemer)
Cathy Brewer – 650-475-3712
Kathy Jin – 650-475-3714, 650-475-3715 (no longer there, best decision she made to distance herself from fraud)
Brian Ascher – 650-475-3720
Loretta Chen – 650-475-3724
Linda Patane – 650-475-3725 (HR, but states Venrock doesn’t exist to media, go figure. If you’ve got something to hide, I guess she knows what’s best)
Brett Teele – 650-475-3726
Jessica Verrilli – 650-475-3730
Dafina – 650-475-3731
David Siminoff – 650-475-3733 (has left the building 😉 vm for appearance purposes only)
David Stepp – 650-475-3734
Theresa Lew – 650-475-3735
Some foreign token hire dude – 650-475-3736
“Dick” Bradshaw – 650-475-3737
Spencer Moon/whatever – 650-475-3738
Robert Acker – 650-475-3740
Ashley Murray – 650-475-3749
Bryan Roberts – 650-475-3750 – per media, the company is focusing on his life sciences areas, less chance of another high tech mistake
Neeraj Choubey – 650-475-3751
Shelley Clapper – 650-475-3752
Bill Kim – 650-475-3753
Matthew Trevithick – 650-475-3754 (just collecting a paycheck)
Dev Khare – 650-475-3755 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohad Finkelstein – 650-475-3756 (did you ever hear the joke about jewish business ethics…)
Fred Aslan – 650-475-3757 (partner just collecting a paycheck)
Mark Thompson – 650-475-3758
Moudassir – 650-475-3761
Steve Golby – 650-475-3764
painful experiences that venrock.com staff laughs about, esp. Shelley Clapper, Eric Copeland and Ray Rothrock
updated 12:17 p.m. ET Jan. 24, 2009
Madoff Victim Loses Millions, Forced to Clean Houses
By Jennifer Millman
When New York investment manager Bernie Madoff was charged with one of the largest fraud schemes in financial history, the lives of so many people went up in flames.
Maureen Ebel, from Philadelphia, was one of those people.The 60-year-old widow thought she had more than $7 million with Madoff, according to Philly.com. She lives outside West Chester in Philly and used to spend the winters near West Palm Beach, but Madoff left her, like many others, out in the cold.
Ebel had to get a job. So six days after Madoff was arrested in the $50 billion Ponzi scheme, she started taking care of a rich friend’s 93-year-old mother and maintaining her house, vacuuming and ironing.
“The first day, I went home and cried,” Ebel said.
Ebel got her first job at age 14, but now a retired nurse, she was looking forward to living comfortably. Then her husband died in 2000 at age 53 – and she still grapples with that painful loss on a regular basis.
“I was married, had a fabulous marriage to a man I loved and worshiped, a physician,” Ebel said. “We traveled. We had a very fine life. And he’s dead. He died, and every penny I had in the world has been stolen.”
Rockefeller CEO dies of apparent suicide.
Rockefeller & Co CEO dies in apparent suicide
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:48pm EDT
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss
BOSTON (Reuters) – James McDonald, a prominent adviser to wealthy families as chief executive of investment management group Rockefeller & Co, died in an apparent suicide,
on Sunday, local authorities said on Tuesday.
McDonald, 56, was found with a single gunshot wound in his car near a strip mall in Dartmouth, Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon. Police are still investigating.
“The preliminary investigation concludes that this was an apparent suicide,” said Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter.
McDonald was credited with growing Rockefeller & Co, the New York-based family office established by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller in 1882 to manage the dynasty’s assets, into a broader investment management company with roughly $28 billion in assets.
Known as a perfectionist who drove himself and his employees hard, McDonald lived in New York City where people who worked with him said he was equally at home in corporate boardrooms and the city’s most exclusive social circles.
Friends described McDonald, who earned degrees from Harvard and the University of Virginia, as a brilliant thinker who grasped difficult concepts quickly and had a vision to expand the company.
Several people who knew him professionally said on Tuesday that they were shocked by the news, noting they had no knowledge about any specific problems at Rockefeller & Co that might have prompted the death.
A spokesman at the Securities and Exchange Commission declined to comment on whether McDonald or the firm was facing any inquiries. In Massachusetts, where the state securities regulator has waged an aggressive campaign against investment advisers who were cheating clients, there is no investigation into McDonald or the company, a spokesman for Secretary of State William Galvin said.
The people, however, spoke of the mounting pressures McDonald faced while running an investment management business during exceedingly difficult financial market conditions.
Earlier this year, McDonald was one of the directors who left the board of lender CIT Group.
The directors cited the increased demands related to CIT becoming a bank holding company in December 2008 and time constraints related to each of their other professional commitments and responsibilities as their reasons for leaving, according to a CIT proxy.
McDonald was married with a son and daughter and had homes on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and in Boston.
Rockefeller & Co confirmed the death in a short statement but declined to give further details. It said Austin Shapard, the company’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, was now running the company.
(Reporting by Svea Herbst-Bayliss, additional reporting by Elinor Comlay in New York and Rachelle Younglai in Washington, editing by Matthew Lewis)