Eliot Powell is Chief Financial Officer of Grain Communications Group, Inc. Eliot previously served as a Managing Director with Venture Investment Associates, a fund of funds platform with a fourteen-year investment history and approximately $1 billion under management. Prior to joining VIA, Eliot was a Portfolio Manager and founding member of the private equity group at JP Morgan Investment Management. While at JP Morgan, Eliot was also co-head of the Emerging Manager investment effort for the JP Morgan investment plans and for certain separate institutional accounts. His previous experience includes managing alternative investments at AT&T Investment Management (AT&T's pension fund) and previously real estate investment banking at Goldman Sachs and LaSalle Partners.
Eliot obtained his BA in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business.