Venture Capitalist and Investment Banker, Ran Reske has turned his decades of experience steering hyper-growth businesses into building his own enterprise with Resident, a house of digitally-native brands that includes Nectar, DreamCloud, Level, Awara, Wovenly and Bundle. Under Ran’s dynamic leadership, the company boasted nearly $250 million in gross sales in 2018, its second year in business.
Alongside co-CEO Eric Hutchinson, Ran oversees all aspects of the business with a deliberate concentration on operational efficiency, strategic partnerships, manufacturing, and customer service to accelerate the company’s overall growth trajectory. As Resident continues to expand its portfolio of brands across the home goods category, he is laser-focused on talent acquisition and building a highly productive, diversified workforce that now includes 250 employees, and counting, across 5 countries and 15 cities.
Prior to launching Resident, Ran led early to late-stage venture investments with Norwest Venture Partners, where he focused on companies in e-commerce, media and mobile. He has also spearheaded corporate development divisions of both Amdocs and Pamplona Capital Management, and held roles in the investment banking division of Citigroup. In that role, Ran focused efforts on strategic advisory assignments for transactions like M-Systems’ $1.3 billion acquisition and Cellcom’s $400 million IPO.
Born in Israel and raised in Kenya, Ran takes pride in being a global citizen who currently resides in San Francisco with his wife and two sons.