• Our People Solve Problems

    We have spent our careers helping people and organizations align their investments, business strategies, grantmaking, community engagement, and public/private collaborations with their values. At Medora, our team supports our clients by working with a network of advisors with deep industry expertise.

    Mike Culver

    Co-Founder and Partner

    Mike Culver is co-founder and partner at Medora Ventures. Mike is also the principal at 4POINT4, a sportswear company dedicated to improving communities. Mike previously worked at the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and the BGR Group. He graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was a two-time NCAA national champion in lacrosse and Academic All American. He graduated from the Executive Program in Social Enterprise at the Stanford Business School.

    Rob Lalka

    Co-Founder and Partner

    Rob Lalka is co-founder and partner at Medora Ventures. Rob is also Professor of the Practice at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business and Executive Director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Rob previously worked at the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Village Capital, and the U.S. Department of State. He graduated from Yale University and has a master’s degree in global public policy from Duke University.

    Scott Shalett

    Managing Partner and Head of Public Affairs

    Scott Shalett joins Medora Ventures as a Managing Partner and the Head of Public Affairs. Until recently, Scott Shalett Strategies coordinated the public affairs and policy direction at the US Conference of Mayors under Conference President, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans. Prior, Shalett was a Managing Director and the Head of Civic Engagement at JPMorgan Chase & Co. where he managed a national program that engaged a diverse group of employees, who served as community Ambassadors in order to showcase JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s philanthropic and business impact and to build stronger relationships with civic leaders.



    Kelsey Wilbon


    John Walker Baus


    Jordan Mitchell

    Public Affairs Director and Head of New Orleans Office

    Julie Hibshoosh


    Eric Maltzer

    Impact Investing

    Pete Lucchesi

    Digital Strategy

    Win Huffman

    Public Affairs

    Blondel Pinnock

    Impact Investing



    Kate Allen


    Evan Brady


    Teresa Cochran

    Public Affairs

    Mary Galeti


    Diana Lawson


    Chris May


    Nishant Roy

    Emerging Markets

    Robert Saffer


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