Virginia Ventures
FAQ Principals Nan Strader Leighton Strader

Managing Partner

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Nan was an Account Executive for Kidder Peabody & Co., San Francisco and Assistant Vice President of Asset Management Marketing in New York. In 1989, she was an Institutional Consultant for the Manager's Funds, Norwalk, CT; and in 1992, became Managing Director of Institutional Marketing and Client Service for Trainer, Wortham & Co., New York City. In 1997, she joined Seneca Capital Management, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, as Managing Director of Institutional Business Development.

Client relationships included international and domestic Taft-Hartley plans; corporate/public pensions, endowment/foundations, and institutional consultants. Direct product exposure involves various alternative investment strategies; real estate, equity and fixed income products, and municipal bonds.

In 2002, Nan co-founded Virginia Ventures, LLC, with her husband and Partner, Leighton Strader. They serve as Business Advisors and interim COO’s to Institutional asset management platforms, Multi-Family and Single Family Offices, and Consultants. Virginia Ventures is headquartered in Williamsburg, VA, and clients are located in NYC, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Nan’s speaking engagements include topics covering Marketing/Sales and establishing marketing platforms; fiduciary responsibility and managing the RFP process. She served as an active board member for non-profit organizations in the Tri State area including the Angel Guardians for Elderly and was actively involved in the Ronald McDonald House, Palo Alto, CA. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center in Virginia; serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina State University Foundation, Chairperson of the NC State Foundation Nomination's Committee and is a member of the Foundation Board Executive and Development Committees. She also serves as member of the Board of Directors of the NC State Investment Fund.

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