Meet the CMFG Ventures Team

Our team strives to build partnerships grounded in trust, teamwork and mutual success. We believe in investing in people, and we view our investments as a personal commitment—to our partners and to the larger community. We value genuine relationships and straightforward, transparent communication. And we prioritize curiosity, hard work and a “make-it-happen” mindset.

As a resource that offers a rare combination of start-up expertise and a deep knowledge of the financial services space—plus access to capital and resources—we are uniquely qualified to help take your great idea to a whole new level.

Our Team

Brian Kaas

President and Managing Director

Sam Das

Managing Director

Mike Kraus


Laura Sievert

Senior Associate

Tanya Thompson

Senior Executive Assistant

Elizabeth McCluskey

Director of Discovery Fund

Sarah Farino

Ventures Growth & Experience Manager

Driton Zyteja

Sales Planning Consultant