Steve Gruber is the Managing Partner of Circle Ridge Ventures where he is an active investor in startups in the financial services/fintech, health care services and food & ag sectors. Through these activities he serves the boards of numerous early-stage private companies.
Steve was Founder, Managing Partner and Chairperson of the Investment Committee of Oak Hill Capital Partners, a multi-billion-dollar private equity firm until his retirement from the firm. While at Oak Hill he served on the board of over 40 public and private companies. Prior to joining Oak Hill in 1990, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of High Yield Securities at Lehman Brothers as was well as a member of its Investment Committee.
Steve is a member of the Board of Advisors of HUC/JIR where he helped found and sponsor its entrepreneurship program. He earned a BA (History) from the University of Michigan in 1979 and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1981.
He is married to Liz Gruber and they have three children, one of whom was an American Seed.