David Jeromin – Managing Partner
David Jeromin is Co-Founder of Golden Mean Capital and is responsible for the firm’s business development and structuring of investments in Africa. David is a seasoned financial executive with a wide range of experience – from arranging middle market financial transactions to business and economic development initiatives in frontier markets. His specific interests are development projects involving African Small to Medium Enterprises with particular emphasis in fragmented or disparate markets.
David has experience in the study and application of Social Return on Investment (SROI) analytics and believes the use of SROI as well as traditional valuation measures allow individuals and institutions to measure the full impact of their investments. Prior to helping create Golden Mean Capital, David was a Vice President with the investment bank Oppenheimer & Company from 2004-2007.
David is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Caranda Fine Foods, an African specialty foods company.
Daniel Hartz – Director of Research
Daniel is responsible for performing due diligence on investment opportunities, managing industry analysis activities, and researching market trends. He also supervises and actively participates in all of Golden Mean’s administrative and operations tasks. Daniel’s interests lie in small enterprise development in sub-Saharan Africa. He lived and worked in Ghana, West Africa for more than two years as a Small Enterprise Advisor for the Peace Corps. During his service he trained local entrepreneurs on best practices, assisted with the legal registration process, and facilitated the procurement of funding. Daniel also taught Entrepreneurship Skills Training and Math at a vocational school for girls in Agona Swedru. Daniel is also a founding board member of African Diaspora Network, an organization seeking to better engage diaspora Africans in social and economic development projects across sub-Saharan Africa.
Daniel earned a B.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He received a M.A. in International Studies with a focus on development in sub-Saharan Africa from the University of San Francisco.
Christopher Chida – Operations Manager
Chris is responsible for managing Golden Mean Capital’s day-to-day operations, information technology and administrative tasks. He oversees all database management as well as designs and executes Golden Mean’s web-based programs, marketing and social media strategies. Chris also manages the company’s internship program. Prior to joining the Golden Mean team, Chris was the Property Accountant for Golub & Company, LLC in St. Louis, MO.
Chris earned a M.A. in International Studies with a focus on development in sub-Saharan Africa from the University of San Francisco and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in Political Science.