Randall Lunn D’73 TTh ’75
Managing Director, Catalina Ventures, Laguna Hills, CA
Board Member: Elected 2003
A.B. Dartmouth College
B.E. Thayer School of Engineering
M.B.A. Tuck School of Business
With over 30 years of early-stage venture capital experience Randy has consistently found, financed and supported creative entrepreneurs who have grown businesses that are leaders in their fields. Randy is currently the Managing Director of Catalina Ventures, a venture capital company that focuses on early-stage companies in technology, life sciences and other advanced technologies.
Randy has sat on numerous boards of both US and European companies, helped establish US subsidiaries, taken interim management positions, and helped advise companies as they navigated the IPO process and liquidity process in both the US and Europe.
Randy started his venture capital career in the late 1970s as a founder of Harrison Capital, the venture subsidiary of Texaco, where he built a successful portfolio of venture funds and direct investments. In the early 1980s he left to join the head of GE’s venture group to form Fairfield Venture Partners and later became the Managing Partner of US operations for TVM. In 1999 he founded Palomar Ventures.
The Forum for Corporate Directors honored him as the 2010 Director of the Year – Early Stage Companies. He graduated summa cum laude in engineering sciences and has A.B., B.E., and M.B.A. degrees from Dartmouth College. He currently serves on the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering.
Randy and his wife Ellen (T'75) have two grown children, Meredith (D’06, E’07 and T’12) and Doug (CU-Boulder ’10). Personal interests include golf, skiing, art, rockhounding and local charities.