Dez is an Investor at Firstmark where he focuses on sourcing and evaluating new investments, as well as supporting FirstMark’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining FirstMark, Dez was the Commercial Strategy Manager at NYC-based startup Cadre, a tech enabled real estate investment platform. Dez began his career at Deloitte in their M&A strategy practice where he focused on commercial and operational due diligence for Fortune 500 companies, across various industries.
Dez graduated cum laude from The Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management at Cornell University with a B.S in Applied Economics & Management with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship. While at Cornell he played 4 years of varsity basketball, and still enjoys playing today. Dez loves to meet with entrepreneurs and share their story. He actively writes about entrepreneurship in his newsletter All Things Venture.