Gijs co-founded 747 Capital and is a Managing Partner of the firm. His responsibilities include new product development and he is actively involved in portfolio management, due diligence and manager selection. He is a member of the Investment Committee and holds various board seats.
Prior to 747 Capital, Gijs was founder and General Partner of Triad Media Ventures, a $50 million venture capital fund that made direct investments in US companies. In addition, he was Director of Financial Services for Icon International, a member of Omnicom Group. He started his career at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, a diplomatic function, in New York.
Gijs received a M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. from Webster University.