Managing Director, Investment Team

Chuck Stonecipher, Managing Director, is a member of Trilogy’s investing team. Prior to joining Trilogy, Chuck served in various executive capacities, including President and COO, with Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC) from 1995 to 2006, when it was sold to Quantum (NYSE: QTM). During his tenure, ADIC grew from less than $20MM to over $400MM in annual revenues. Prior to ADIC, Chuck served as Chief Financial Officer of Interpoint Corporation and as a manager and consultant with Bain and Company in San Francisco. He began his career as a design engineer with Boeing Aerospace and then Korry Electronics.

Chuck holds BS, Phi Beta Kappa, and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is part of a five-generation wheat farming family from Walla Walla, WA.

How does Trilogy approach working together as a team?

We have a very high level of trust with each other. We’ve known each other for decades. I think that trust infuses how we work together, and with entrepreneurs.  Long-term relationships matter. We are all rowing together and have been doing so for a long time, with relationships that transcend businesses.

Why invest so early?

As former operators ourselves, we like working hand-in-hand with teams, rolling up our sleeves and helping move a business forward. Most of us here have been in the entrepreneur’s shoes and have significant empathy for the challenges she faces on a daily basis. We maintain humility about how hard it is to build a business, because we’ve been there, and we think we can help others do the same.