Stephen Buehler - Founder

Prior to moving to Nashville from New York City, Stephen was a Managing Director with Blackstone, the largest alternative asset manager in the world. At Blackstone, Stephen was the Chief Operating Officer of the Individual Investor Solutions business initiative. Stephen has also worked at Merrill Lynch in New York City and at KPMG in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was a Senior Manager and worked with some of the leading businesses across the Southeast. Stephen is a native of Starkville, Mississippi and is married to Jennifer Stieber Buehler. He has one daughter, Bethany.

 

EDUCATION

Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management

  • Master of Business Administration (2008)

Mississippi State University

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (summa cum laude) (2000)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (summa cum laude) (2000)

AFFILIATIONS

  • MSU Alumni Association
  • Kellogg Alumni Network
  • Bulldog Angel Network

HONORS & AWARDS

  • MSU’s College of Business - One of the “Top 100 Graduates” in the first 100 years of the school
  • College of Business - Executive Advisory Board Member

Ed Lalanne - Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Ed Lalanne serves as CIO of Astra Ventures, with emphasis on the firm's public markets trading strategies. Prior to joining Astra Ventures, Ed was an investment analyst at Tse Capital, a global macro hedge fund. Ed has also worked in various investment strategist roles at Bloomberg LP, Macro Risk Advisors, Lehman Brothers, and several other hedge funds. Ed lives in New York City with his wife Natasha and daughters Julie and Mary, and enjoys weekend sailing with his family in Southport, CT.

 

EDUCATION

Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management

  • Master of Business Administration (2008)

Dartmouth College

  • Bachelor of Arts (1999)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Dartmouth Alumni Association
  • Kellogg Alumni Network

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Northwestern University - Salon Award in Finance

Press and Articles

Alumni Spotlight

 

 

Goals & Gifts

 

 

Top 100 Grads in 100 years