Mr. Coté leads business strategy and daily operations for Accelitas. Before co-founding Accelitas in 2004, Mr. Coté was a portfolio manager for J & W Seligman & Co., a New York-based investment firm managing $40 billion in assets. Mr. Coté was part of the Technology Team which managed $18 billion in technology-focused mutual funds. He chaired the investment committee which managed a $2 billion venture capital portfolio. Before Seligman, Mr. Coté spent 14 years in financial services. He managed the Mid-Atlantic practice for VentureBank@PNC and prior to that was a founding member of Comerica’s Technology and Life Sciences division. He has extensive experience with both personal and commercial lending, including having created credit policies, risk rating matrices and risk analytics for one or both institutions.
Mr. Coté earned a BS in Development Economics from the University of Michigan. He received an MBA, summa cum laude, from UCLA.