Advisory Board


Jeff Gendel

Jeff Gendel is a Managing Director of Gen II Fund Services, where he is responsible for driving the firm’s business development and client relations activities. Jeff has 15 years experience in the private equity industry, including deep relationships within the private equity operational infrastructure community. Prior to Gen II, Jeff was Head of Business Development for PEI Media, a global information company and the publisher of Private Equity International Magazine. While at PEI, Jeff was responsible for Western Hemisphere business development across the private equity, real estate and infrastructure markets and was directly responsible for the creation and commercial execution of many of PEI’s key products, including the annual Private Equity COO and CFO Forum, the PEI Operating Partners Forum and the PEI 300, the industry’s definitive size ranking of private equity firms. Prior to PEI, Jeff was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of a private equity fund of a funds organization investing over $100 million on behalf of institutional and high net worth investors, where he gained a comprehensive understanding of private equity operations. Jeff began his career at Pershing & Company where he was responsible for marketing and business development for the firm’s institutional clients group. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Lehigh University.

Julia Spicer

As Executive Director, Julia is responsible for providing MAVA’s (Mid Atlantic Venture Association) strategic direction and oversight of operations. Prior to joining MAVA in 2002, Julia was vice-president for communications for Columbia Capital, a communications and technology private equity firm based in Alexandria, VA, where she provided strategic communications consultation and investor relations to Columbia Capital and its portfolio companies. Previously, she was President and COO at IntellEvents, a strategic positioning firm that she co-founded. For nearly 10 years, Julia was with GTE Corporation, serving as vice president directing strategic communications and investor relations for the corporation’s wireless and emerging technology businesses, as well as GTE Laboratories. In addition she directed public policy communications for the corporation at the federal level and had oversight for the GTE Corporate Foundation, one of the top 20 in the country. Julia received her B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina where she was a John Motley Morehead Scholar.