Eric Hatzimemos is co-founding Chairman & CEO of Hatzimemos / Libby Holdings (H/L) and of CityRock Venture Partners. Based in New York City and founded in 2009, the H/L family of companies represents a new kind of venture firm. H/L is dedicated to building high-growth businesses that add value to society by protecting and promoting people and the planet, with a strong preference for diverse founding teams. H/L’s proprietary Growth Catalyst model blends the best of venture studio, strategic advisor, and investment firm on one platform to help grow companies from early stage to exit in a holistic approach to company building. The hallmark of the Growth Catalyst business model is virtually daily active engagement with each portfolio company.
Mr. Hatzimemos was previously a Managing Director at Giuliani Partners, a global management consulting firm. Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Hatzimemos served as Assistant Counsel to the Mayor of New York City, including serving as the Mayor’s representative on the Board of Trustees of the New York City Police and Fire Pension Funds and the Employees Deferred Compensation Fund, which combined to hold over $50 billion in assets at the time. As Assistant Counsel, he was also called upon to represent the City in critical negotiations with corporate leaders. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Hatzimemos served as Assistant Criminal Justice Coordinator of the City of New York. Prior to that, he was an associate at the Manhattan Law firm of Weg & Myers, P.C. From 1992 to 1996 he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the borough of Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Hatzimemos received his law degree from New York Law School in 1992, and he currently sits on the advisory board of New York Law School’s Center for New York City Law. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Resolution Project, Inc., a global youth leadership development non-profit. He also completed executive-level coursework in private equity, pension management, and investment management at the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School.