Halstatt makes direct investments into early stage companies, primarily located in Florida and the Southeast, with a focus on industrial products, web-based content and software applications. We evaluate all of the important elements of the proposed business – market, product, strategy, competition, etc. – but we prioritize the entrepreneur and management team. We work exclusively with Florida Gulfshore Capital, a Naples, Florida-based venture firm with a strong record in identifying and investing in high growth companies.
Katherine “Katie” Sproul is CEO of Halstatt and a Principal of Halstatt Real Estate Partners. In addition to overseeing all operations, her past projects have included Grey Oaks and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. Previously, Katie was also co-President of Barron Collier Companies. Katie is a graduate of Cornell University and earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She has over 17 years of real estate experience and principal investment experience. She is Past Chair of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Collier Foundation, Junior Achievement Hall of Fame and a Board Member of Audubon of Florida.
Pat George is Chief Investment Officer of Halstatt and involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, he was a partner at Florida Gulfshore Capital and involved as an investor and entrepreneur in various high growth companies. He brings to the firm a diverse background in portfolio management, private equity, growth capital, venture financing and real estate. Pat holds an undergraduate degree, with honors, from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He moved to Naples from Boston in 2002 with his wife and two kids.
Richard Molloy is a principal of Florida Gulfshore Capital, an early stage venture investment company. He serves as a Board Member or Observer on a number of early stage boards. Previously, Mr. Molloy was a management consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton and prior to that served in the British Army. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University (England) and an MPPM from Yale University School of Management.