Stephen Holmes

Mr Stephen Holmes


Stephen Holmes joined InterWest in 1989 and is responsible for all of the company's financial, fundraising, investor relations and administrative functions. Viewed by many in the industry as a leader in venture capital financial reporting, investor relations and administrative issues, Holmes is a frequent guest speaker at national venture capital conferences hosted by the NVCA, Venture Economics, The Private Equity Investor and the International Business Forum.
In 2008, Holmes was elected to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Board of Directors. The NVCA is the country's leading venture capital association. He is also a member of the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines Board (IPEV Board). The IPEV Board has a monitoring role and gives guidance on the application of valuation guidelines to all stakeholders in the private equity and venture capital industry including practitioners, investors, regulators and auditors. Holmes is also a founding member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Small Business Advisory Committee, the National Venture Capital Association's (NVCA) CFO Task Force, and the Private Equity Industry Guidelines Group (PEIGG). PEIGG, the private equity industry's first broad-based alliance, is comprised of general partners, limited partners and service providers participating in both the venture and buyout segments in the U.S. and overseas. Prior to joining InterWest, Holmes was vice president, finance and administration, of the highly successful venture-backed international manufacturer, Specialty Brands, a $140 million specialty foods company headquartered in San Francisco.
Holmes received his M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and his B.S. in business administration, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.


General Partner and Chief Operational Officer (Menlo Park) (current)


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