Joe Gfoeller, Jr. is a Senior Advisor to Renaissance Partners. Previously, he served as General Partner of GMG Capital Partners L.P., a venture capital investment firm he co-founded in 1997. Prior to GMG, Mr. Gfoeller was one of the founding partners of Stolberg Partners, established in 1993. At Stolberg Partners, he had extensive experience investing in the private equity middle market, particularly in the manufacturing and distribution industries. Prior to Stolberg Partners, Mr. Gfoeller served as a Vice President of Weiss, Peck & Greer from 1988 to 1993 and as a partner of its buyout group from 1992 to 1993. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Gfoeller was with the First National Bank of Boston as a Credit Officer and Workout Specialist, working in the United States and Latin America.
Mr. Gfoeller has served on several corporate boards, including those of TecTraum Inc., Flanders Filters Inc., Iverify Inc., Lancope Inc., Phobos Corporation and StorageApps Inc., among others.
In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Gfoeller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is an active supporter, through the Gfoeller Foundation, of archaeology projects in Armenia. Mr. Gfoeller speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and German. He received a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, an Master of Arts degree, with honors, in Economics and Latin American Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 1983, and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in International Studies from The Ohio State University in 1981.
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