We are a diverse team with a depth of experience in venture capital, startups, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Our team is positioned in innovation hubs around the globe to engage with startups and technology ecosystems to build relationships that create value for all.

Dina Routhier

President

Investment Team

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Dina Routhier

President

Dina has served as President of Stanley Ventures since December 2020, leading a global team that invests in innovative early-stage companies strategically relevant to Stanley’s business.  With over 25 years investing in and acquiring technology companies, Dina joined Stanley Ventures in 2017 from design software provider Autodesk’s corporate development and corporate venture capital unit where she led acquisitions and strategic investments.  She began her career in venture capital at Boston-based venture capital firm Mass Ventures where she was an investing partner for 12

Mike Mahan

Managing Director

Investment Team

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Mike Mahan

Managing Director

With over a decade of startup experience and a founding member of Stanley Ventures, Mike is Managing Director at STANLEY Ventures based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is responsible for identifying outside innovation relevant to Stanley Black & Decker along with leading investments and managing the STANLEY Ventures portfolio.

Sean Wright

Managing Director

Investment Team

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Sean Wright

Managing Director

Sean is a Managing Director at STANLEY Ventures based in Frankfurt, Germany, where he is responsible for European coverage of our corporate venture capital activities. Sean has more than 20 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker, Sean worked in asset management at Carden Capital, a firm he founded and managed. He also worked in private equity at Allianz Capital Partners and in investment banking at DLJ. Sean holds an MBA from Wharton Business School and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Mark Crawford

Managing Director

Investment Team

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Mark Crawford

Managing Director

Mark has invested capital in all stages of the corporate lifecycle - from seed to mature. He has been involved in seed, growth, buyout, distressed, and recap situations at the Associate, Vice President, and Director levels. 

Dalton Light

Investment Analyst

Investment Team

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Dalton Light

Investment Analyst

Dalton joined Stanley Ventures as investment analyst in 2019. Prior to joining Stanley Ventures, Dalton worked two summer internships in venture capital. He interned with Seraph Group in summer 2017 and with Plug and Play Tech Center in summer 2018. Dalton has a BSBA from the University of Richmond, where he was also a member of the baseball team.

Ryan Kim

Investment Analyst

Investment Team

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Ryan Kim

Investment Analyst

Ryan joined Stanley Ventures as an investment analyst in 2021. He is responsible for sourcing startups, evaluating opportunities and executing investments.  Prior to joining Stanley Ventures, Ryan was a financial analyst for Stanley Black & Decker's innovation team, StanleyX, where he was responsible for all finance related activities such as accounting, FP&A, and M&A.  Prior to joining Stanley, Ryan served in the Republic of Korea Air Force as a Base Communication Control Officer, managing the servers and databases of the Air Force Command and Control System.

Robert Newman

VP, Global Cross Business Development

Go-to-Market Team

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Robert Newman

VP, Global Cross Business Development

Robert oversees the Global Cross Business Development team at Stanley Black & Decker.  In this role, Robert helps Stanley Ventures portfolio companies find new opportunities for growth across Stanley's businesses. He has over 22 years of experience in commercial sales and marketing.

 

 

Jeff Connell

Director, Business Development

Go-to-Market Team

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Jeff Connell

Director, Business Development

Since joining Stanley Black and Decker in 2002, Jeff has held various roles in sales, product management, government accounts, national accounts and business development across multiple SBD business units.  As Director of Business Development with the SBD’s Corporate Cross Business team, Jeff leads the North American team.  This role has allowed Jeff the opportunity to connect with teammates, partners and customers across all of SBD’s enterprise, bringing their unique experiences and perspective to help introduce new solutions to our customers and growing our business.

Claus Gerheim

Director, Business Development

Go-to-Market Team

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Claus Gerheim

Director, Business Development

Claus is leading the Cross Business Development teams for Europe, Middle East and APAC.

During his 15+ years in the industry he has held roles in Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Sales across various regions and divisions within Stanley Black & Decker. In his current role Claus is focused on maximizing the value SBD can provide to its end-users and distribution partners.