|Greg Kiernan is the President and CEO and a founding partner of Sonostar Ventures, LLC, an investment, private equity and venture capital firm which he established with David Moore in April 1997. In addition to his role in Sonostar Ventures, from 2005 – 2016, Greg was the Managing Partner of Sonostar Capital Partners, a $20+ million investment fund which he founded to pursue early stage entrepreneurial ventures.
Prior to founding Sonostar Ventures, Greg worked on Wall Street at Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers and then for 10 years at PaineWebber, where he was a Senior Managing Director in charge of the firm’s institutional Corporate Bond, High Yield, Preferred Stock and Mortgage Backed Securities Departments. Greg served as a senior member of PaineWebber’s Executive Operating Committee, as the Fixed Income representative on the firm’s Risk Management Committee and as one of eight voting members on the firm’s Commitment Committee. Until he left PaineWebber in 1997, Greg served as a Director on the Executive Committee of the Public Securities Association. Before starting his Wall Street career, Greg worked for Cravath, Swaine and Moore as an attorney admitted to practice law in New York State. Greg holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Amherst College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Greg serves on the board of directors of several of the companies in which Sonostar has invested. In addition, he is an active member of several charitable ventures focused on education for underserved children.
He resides in Chappaqua, New York with his wife, Vera and together they take great pride and joy in their five grown children and their families.