Mission

Stratos Technologies empowers founders to achieve their vision
through rigorous engagement, strategic guidance, and capital.

Stratos leverages expertise in financing, operating,
and advising technology businesses to thoughtfully invest across
the capital structure to the benefit of founders and limited partners.

Portfolio

Stratos Technologies has made 19 investments in four years, with an aggregate transaction value of over $250 million.

Our Thinking

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Team

Rennick Palley

Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Miles Harrell

Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Burns

Senior Credit Analyst

Amanda Dragomer

Investor Relations

Eli Nuss

Research Analyst

Kitae Kim

Data Scientist

Rennick Palley

Rennick founded Stratos Technologies in 2016.​ As Chief Investment Officer, Rennick is responsible for investment decisions, transaction execution, and board involvement. Before founding Stratos, Rennick held the position of Research Associate at Sanders Capital, a $40 billion global equity manager founded by Lewis Sanders, formerly Chairman & CEO of AllianceBernstein L.P. and Chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. Rennick was one of ten investment professionals at the firm and reported directly to Lew. Rennick credits the evolution of his investment philosophy and process to the influence of Lew and the team at Sanders, which embody a heritage of best in class research established at Bernstein Research. Rennick holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Southern Methodist University, and a Masters in Quantitative Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rennick is a founding team member, investor, and advisor to The Goldfinch Protocol, a decentralized finance project backed by the best founders and investors in the fintech and defi ecosystem.

Miles Harrell

As COO, Miles leads operations and compliance as well as oversees capital formation and contracted accounting, fund administration, CFO, and audit functions across the Stratos complex. Prior to joining Stratos Miles served as Portfolio Manager and Director of Equity Research at Brookmont Capital, a top performing US equity manager with nearly $1 billion AUM. While at Brookmont, the investment portfolio Miles managed was top decile in its Morningstar Category out of over 50 comparable strategies since its inception in 2015. In addition to portfolio management, Miles recruited, trained and managed the firm's research analyst team covering every sector of the US equity market. Miles was instrumental in building the organization at Brookmont, leading to AUM more than doubling during his tenure. Miles received a BS in Economics and Finance from Southern Methodist University.

Matthew Burns

Matt works alongside Rennick to co-lead underwriting and structuring for our Credit Practice. Prior to joining Stratos in May 2021, Matt spent seven years at Goldman Sachs. Matthew held the position of Associate in the Private Bank Lending group in Dallas, Texas, and their Alternative Capital Solutions and Restructuring group in New York City. Matt holds a B.S. degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Amanda Dragomer

Amanda assists with our fundraising activities, human relations, and public relations as well as manages the firm’s strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Stratos in March 2021, Amanda was an Analyst at JP Morgan in the Private Bank. Amanda holds a degree from the University of Tampa.

Eli Nuss

Eli assists with our DeFi practice, supporting our investment research process, sourcing opportunities and generating content. Prior to joining Stratos in March 2021, Eli was a Research Assistant at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, where he focused on particle physics research. Eli holds a degree in Physics from Pacific Union Collage and a Masters in Technology Systems from Western Governors University.

Kitae Kim

As a Data Scientist, Kitae assists with our investment sourcing and research processes in addition to generating data-driven content. Prior to joining Stratos in May 2021, Kitae was a Data Analyst at Iowa Baseball and a Research Assistant at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, where he focused on particle physics research. Kitae holds a degree in Physics and Mathematics from Pacific Union College and a Masters in Statistics from University of Iowa.

Team

Rennick Palley

Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Rennick founded Stratos Technologies in 2016.​ As Chief Investment Officer, Rennick is responsible for investment decisions, transaction execution, and board involvement. Before founding Stratos, Rennick held the position of Research Associate at Sanders Capital, a $40 billion global equity manager founded by Lewis Sanders, formerly Chairman & CEO of AllianceBernstein L.P. and Chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. Rennick was one of ten investment professionals at the firm and reported directly to Lew. Rennick credits the evolution of his investment philosophy and process to the influence of Lew and the team at Sanders, which embody a heritage of best in class research established at Bernstein Research. Rennick holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Southern Methodist University, and a Masters in Quantitative Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rennick is a founding team member, investor, and advisor to The Goldfinch Protocol, a decentralized finance project backed by the best founders and investors in the fintech and defi ecosystem.

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Miles Harrell

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Stratos Miles served as Portfolio Manager and Director of Equity Research at Brookmont Capital, a top performing US equity manager with nearly $1 billion AUM. While at Brookmont, the investment portfolio Miles managed was top decile in its Morningstar Category out of over 50 comparable strategies since its inception in 2015. In addition to portfolio management, Miles recruited, trained and managed the firm's research analyst team covering every sector of the US equity market. Miles was instrumental in building the organization at Brookmont, leading to AUM more than doubling during his tenure. Miles received a BS in Economics and Finance from Southern Methodist University.

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Advisors

Laurent Parmentier

Partner, SignalFire
Fmr. Prinicipal, BCG

Mesh Lakhani

Founder, Lola Media
Co-Founder, Mark 2 Capital

Jordan Teramo, CFA

Founder, Anandar Capital
Fmr. Partner, Brigade Capital

Dave Eisenberg

Founder, Zigg Capital
Founder, Floored

Daniel Teweles

VP of Strategy at Latch

Daniel Scrivner

CEO of Flow
Investor & Advisor at Blackletter

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Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75205
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