Mr. Gottschalk is the Founder and CEO of Vedra Partners, a multifamily office with operations in London and Switzerland. Prior to Vedra, he co-founded Gottex Fund Management in 1998, a global asset management company that he built and brought to market in 2007 on the Swiss stock exchange, with a market cap of U.S. $2.2 billion. Prior to Gottex, Mr. Gottschalk ran Bear Stearns' fixed-income derivatives hedge fund sales team in New York. Mr. Gottschalk has traded, seeded and invested with hedge funds for over 25 years and also has extensive experience in venture capital and private equity, successfully backing a number of private ventures.

Mr. Gottschalk is married with five children and has a business degree in finance, marketing, and international business from the University of Virginia, where he graduated with honors. Mr. Gottschalk teaches a "Global Impact Investing" course at McIntire.