New York, NY — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that Mr. Scott Narins has joined Viridian as the Director of Business Development. In this role, he will leverage his extensive network to drive new business development initiatives for Viridian as well as strategic and other partnership opportunities for Viridian’s clients.
Mr. Narins has a 30-year track record of success as a business entrepreneur and fund raiser. As Co-Founder and General Partner of E.V.R. Asset Management LLC, a long/short equity hedge fund, Mr. Narins helped to close on more than $130 million of assets, increasing initial AUM 4-fold over a 3-year period. As the Director of Marketing and Sales for XTOL (Experiential Teaching Online), an online education company, he was solely responsible for raising the company’s initial venture capital round of more than $6 million.
In 1989, Mr. Narins co-founded and was President of Blades Skate & Sport, which became the largest privately-held chain of skating stores in the country. He converted a $50,000 investment into a multi-million-dollar business over a six-year period, eventually selling his interest in a private transaction.
Mr. Narins received a Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, in Management and Marketing from Philadelphia University and lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey.
Scott Greiper, the President and Founder of Viridian, commented, “Having worked with Scott Narins on a client assignment for the past 18 months, I have seen his unique ability to understand corporate strategy for emerging growth companies and introduce both business and financial opportunities. His experience and skill set will bring real value to our practice and our clients.”