IRVINE, Calif. – (January 23, 2024) – Sunstone Management, Inc., is proud to announce that Heather Lewis has joined the company as Chief Compliance Officer at our Irvine headquarters.
Ms. Lewis has more than 17 years of experience in ensuring organizations follow stringent state and federal securities laws, most recently at Kairos Investment Management Co. as their chief compliance officer.
“This is a momentous day for Sunstone Management,” said John Keisler, Sunstone’s CEO and managing partner. “We have had strong compliance management with a contracted compliance manager, but having Heather on site full time will provide even closer oversight with a quick result.”
Ms. Lewis has a finance degree from DePaul University and is an active member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals. She said she is passionate about mentoring newcomers, particularly women, in the fields of compliance and finance.
“I’m extremely excited to join such a brilliant young firm,” Ms. Lewis said. “The collaboration and intellectual property here at Sunstone has proven to be stellar, with a growth trajectory that could be unbounded.
“I am impressed with their desire to make sure everything is done properly by following SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and FINRA (Finance Industry Regulatory Authority) rules and regulations. I look forward to helping Sunstone continue to be a leader in the early-stage venture capital and investment community.”
Ms. Lewis has a wealth of expertise in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) and finance, and is widely respected for her in-depth understanding of legislative nuances and financial investments.
At Sunstone, Ms. Lewis will work closely with all departments, but most specifically with the investment, marketing and communications teams. She is part of the executive management team.
About Sunstone Management
Sunstone Management is a diversified private capital management firm with headquarters in Southern California that provides a range of early-stage venture capital, real estate, and fixed income funds to qualified and accredited investors. The firm delivers new and exciting options for economic growth through innovative public-private partnerships, making use of its unique experience across government, education, and private sectors. Identified by Financial Times as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies three years in a row. In the second quarter of 2023, PitchBook ranked Sunstone the seventh most active early-stage venture capital firm in the country, and 18th overall.