HPA Announces Key Leadership Promotions in Investment Team

CHICAGO, Illinois – March 13, 2024: Hyde Park Angels (HPA) is excited to announce the promotion of four outstanding investment professionals. Bess Goodfellow, Stephen Ross, and Michael Sachaj have been promoted to Partners, while Michelle Rogoff has advanced to an Associate role.

Collectively, Goodfellow, Ross, and Sachaj have been pivotal in shaping HPA’s distinctive People First approach to early-stage investments over the past decade. Their investment expertise and strong leadership have propelled the model’s exceptional value, consistently outperforming the market and fostering entrepreneurial successes. Similarly, Rogoff has made notable contributions to the firm over the past two years, fortifying key areas and establishing a strong foundation for organizational growth.

These well-earned promotions further empower HPA to capitalize on its achievements and unlock future opportunities. Their successful careers underscore their dedication to championing visionary founders and groundbreaking concepts, ranging from innovative startups in logistics like ShipBob to AI pioneers like Zengines, disruptors in the beverage industry like Provi, and innovators in health and wellness like NOCD and Simple Mills. Their stewardship of HPA’s diverse portfolio has led to top-tier returns and significant investor distributions. These collective experiences pave the way for HPA’s next phase, bolstering the firm’s proficiency in key investment sectors encompassing business and industry, financial services, and health and wellness, as well as enabling technology and artificial intelligence.

The entrepreneurial ecosystem stands to gain from this team’s guidance and continuous refinement of HPA’s People First model — founders will create top-tier enterprises, investors will participate in healthy returns, and communities will enjoy job creation and economic growth.