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Non-managing General Member

Jonathan is founder and CEO of The Trout Group, an investor relations firm in the life sciences industry. Jonathan also founded Trout Group’s sister company, Trout Capital LLC, in 2004 to assist clients in a financial advisory role. Prior to founding Trout in 1996, Jonathan was a sell-side analyst at a healthcare-focused investment bank. Before his career on Wall Street, Jonathan spent four years at DuPont Pharma in various sales and marketing positions. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He also holds Series 7, 24, 79 and 63 securities licenses.


Melinda Gould

Executive Director, Investor Relations

Melinda is a serial entrepreneur with extensive marketing experience.  Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Melinda worked in finance, first as a healthcare analyst at Moody’s Investors Services and then as a healthcare banker at Dillion, Read & Co. Inc. where she was involved in over $3 billion of financings.  Melinda volunteers with Sanctuary for Families, an organization devoted to improving the lives of victims of domestic abuse and with Central Synagogue as part of a team working on elevating end of life conversations to the forefront of life.   She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.  

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Ann M. Place

Executive Assistant

Ann joined Point Sur in 2016. She is an accomplished senior executive assistant who has supported a diverse array of Silicon Valley’s leading executives from C-level executive staff, including, President & CEO, CFO, General Counsel and Chairman of the Board. Through perseverance, self-motivation, and adaptation to the ever-changing field of primary administrative support, Ann has successfully facilitated the growth and development of key long-term company objectives, providing an enduring, challenging, and rewarding career experience. 

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