Board of Directors

Jeff Rusinow has been an active member of the early-stage venture capital community in the Midwest since 2000, when he left as Executive Vice President of Kohl’s Department Stores and founded Milwaukee’s first angel network, Silicon Pastures. He has been on the board of several privately held companies and non-profits. He formerly was on the board of The American Bird Conservancy and the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and played an active role in launching Wisconsin’s only nature preschool. Jeff has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

I’m a conservation voter because I embrace Aldo Leopold’s writings in “A Sand County Almanac,” where he advocated so eloquently for the need of a land ethic in shaping our role as critical stewards of our natural surroundings. It’s very easy these days to determine whether or not a politician is a friend or foe of Wisconsin’s environment. I vote for people who cherish our natural resources.