Jeff Ransdell is a serial entrepreneur with experience bringing innovative companies to private market investors through Fuel Venture Capital and managing billions of dollars worth of assets in the public sector through one of the country’s top financi...
Jeff Ransdell is a serial entrepreneur with experience bringing innovative companies to private market investors through Fuel Venture Capital and managing billions of dollars worth of assets in the public sector through one of the country’s top financial institutions. Jeff is the Managing Director and Founding Partner of Miami based Fuel Venture Capital, a $200+ million venture capital fund with portfolio companies such as Taxfyle, Soundtrack Your Brand, Tradeshift, Bolt mobility, Curve and more.
In 2020, Jeff recognized the opportunity to apply his signature “founder focused, investor driven” approach at Fuel Venture Capital to the public market through a special purpose acquisition corporation and started Maquia Capital Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: MAQC) alongside partners based in Latin America. As the Chief Executive Officer, Jeff is looking to shape the economy and bridge the gap between the Americas, by giving the public markets access to high growth companies curated in the private sector for ultimate public market consumption. Listed on Nasdaq in May 2021, the $175 million SPAC Maquia Capital Acquisition Corp is targeting tech-focused middle market and emerging growth businesses in North America with total enterprise values between $500 million and $2 billion.
As a managing director and market executive of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jeff managed more than $130 billion of global private client investment assets, a P&L of $2 billion, and over 2,000 employees across the bank’s Southeast Wealth Management Division. Jeff is a frequent guest on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, TD Ameritrade, and Benzinga, and has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters among others.