Stratos
Technologies

Mission

Stratos Technologies empowers founders to achieve their vision through rigorous engagement, strategic guidance, and capital.

Stratos leverages expertise in financing, operating, and advising technology businesses to thoughtfully invest across the capital structure to the benefit of founders and limited partners.

Investment Philosophy

Investment opportunities abound. However, truly advantaged businesses are rare. Stratos partners with experienced management teams to build high-growth businesses, with a deliberate focus on those that have the following attributes:

Scalability

The business must have demonstrated product market fit and a clear path to significant customer growth.

Predictable Inertia

The business must have a predictable growth trajectory, defined by favorable statistical analysis of customer behavior.

Cash Generation

The business must pursue a proven business model with unit economics that are cash-flow positive.

Experienced Team

The businesses must be led by founders and management that have directly relevant experience and significant equity ownership.

Superior Economics

The business must operate in an industry that enables persistently high returns on capital.

Approach

The investment team at Stratos approaches each opportunity from the perspective of all stakeholders specific to each business - founders, lenders, equity holders, and others to identify an optimal partnership structure and path to success.

The Stratos team leverages its investment experience and structuring knowledge to execute transactions that meet the objectives of the business and limited partner investment mandates.

After an investment is made Stratos helps to drive positive investment outcomes through significant management engagement, often in the form of board presence.

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Portfolio

Stratos Technologies has made 16 investments in four years, with an aggregate transaction value of over $250 million.

Team

Rennick Palley

Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Rennick founded Stratos Technologies in 2016.​ As Chief Investment Officer, Rennick is responsible for investment decisions, transaction execution, and board involvement. Before founding Stratos, Rennick held the position of Research Associate at Sanders Capital, a $40 billion global equity manager founded by Lewis Sanders, formerly Chairman & CEO of AllianceBernstein L.P. and Chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. Rennick was one of ten investment professionals at the firm and reported directly to Lew. Rennick credits the evolution of his investment philosophy and process to the influence of Lew and the team at Sanders, which embody a heritage of best in class research established at Bernstein Research. Rennick holds a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Southern Methodist University, and a Masters in Quantitative Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rennick is a founding team member, investor, and advisor to The Goldfinch Protocol, a decentralized finance project backed by the best founders and investors in the fintech and defi ecosystem.

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Miles Harrell

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Stratos Miles served as Portfolio Manager and Director of Equity Research at Brookmont Capital, a top performing US equity manager with nearly $1 billion AUM. While at Brookmont, the investment portfolio Miles managed was top decile in its Morningstar Category out of over 50 comparable strategies since its inception in 2015. In addition to portfolio management, Miles recruited, trained and managed the firm's research analyst team covering every sector of the US equity market. Miles was instrumental in building the organization at Brookmont, leading to AUM more than doubling during his tenure. Miles received a BS in Economics and Finance from Southern Methodist University.

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Advisors

Laurent Parmentier

Managing Director, SignalFire
Fmr. Prinicipal, BCG

Mesh Lakhani

Founder, Lola Media
Co-Founder, Mark 2 Capital

Jordan Teramo, CFA

Founder, Anandar Capital
Fmr. Partner, Brigade Capital

Dave Eisenberg

Founder, Zigg Capital
Founder, Floored

Daniel Teweles

VP of Strategy at Latch

Daniel Scrivner

CEO of Flow
Investor & Advisor at Blackletter

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1717 McKinney Suite 850
Dallas, Texas 75202
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