Veneto West Principal Sean Venezia
Prior to starting Veneto West, Sean served as Chief Financial Officer of Intera Group Inc., the company he co-founded with George in 1987. In February 1997, GTCR acquired Intera as a platform company to consolidate and grow public telecommunications companies. GTCR capitalized Intera with $115 million debt and equity used to acquire over 50 regional communications companies. Intera, with over 200 employees and 10,000 customers, generated annual revenues exceeding $50 million and EBITDA of $15 million. Sean served on the boards of directors of his industry’s Federal and California State trade associations. In addition to self-storage, Sean has been involved with the ownership and development of light-industrial and residential properties. Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Santa Clara University in 1983, has been married to his wife Kappy since 1990 and is the father of two daughters and a son. Sean played college baseball at Santa Clara, captained his 4.5 USTA Men’s Tennis team to the national championship in 2006, managed Tri-Valley Babe Ruth’s 13-year-old all-star baseball team to a 3rd place finish in the 2012 Babe Ruth World Series and was awarded the Carnegie Hero Award for saving the life a high school student from a burning SUV in 2007. On weekends, you may find Sean playing tennis, snow skiing or hiking with his wife, Kappy.