Managing Director - 20 years experience
Ben Vonderhaar joined BlackGold Capital Management LP in 2018 as a Managing Director of Fundraising. Mr. Vonderhaar is responsible for business development and client service and serves on the Fundraising and Marketing Committees. Mr. Vonderhaar has twenty years of experience in credit, distressed, and energy investing as well as private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vonderhaar headed the Endowment & Foundation, Healthcare, and Family Office fundraising practices at Highland Capital. He was also a Managing Director for Commonfund covering the Central and Southwest regions. He has been an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas – Jindal School of Management. Mr. Vonderhaar has held Vice President positions at several large banking organizations including Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and Texas Commerce Bancshares. He holds an B.S. in Accounting from The University of Findlay and an M.B.A. from Ashland University.