John R. Hass

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John R. Hass

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Jay Hass is a Partner at RRE Ventures, responsible for a number of operating and business strategy functions including investor relations, communications and product management.

Prior to joining RRE in 2010, Jay spent 22 years at Brown Brothers Harriman. As a Managing Director at BBH, Jay established their Alternative Investments Group, where he led the formation of and oversaw eight private equity, hedge-fund and Asian equity funds-of-funds with peak assets of over $1.3 billion and approximately 1,300 investors. Jay was an active member of BBH's Investment Committee alongside Limited Partners from more than 100 external funds. In addition, as President of consulting firm GateHouse Investors, he has advised high net-worth families and financial services institutions on both investment and business strategy. Jay has also been an angel investor in a number of privately held companies. 

Jay is a Director of the Cheetah Korea Value Fund and a Board Member of the Tory Burch Foundation.  He is a former Trustee of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Natural Lands Trust, Inc.

Other previous experience includes three years in national political campaign management; serving as a staff member for the US House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging; and working in account management on Colgate Brands at Ted Bates Advertising in New York.

A competitive runner, Jay has completed 22 marathons including multiple finishes in Boston and Death Valley.  He serves as an advisor to Mammoth Track Club, a training center for U.S. Olympic Distance Runners.

Jay graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Politics in 1983. He completed the CFA Institute's Investment Management summer program at Harvard Business School in 2004.