T’89, Managing Director, Kanter Ventures
Geoffrey Kanter is Managing Director of Kanter Ventures and, for the past 20 years, has operated and invested in media, advertising, and marketing-related companies. He most recently led the sale of Social Media Link to Tenth Avenue Holdings and currently serves as co-founder and Managing Partner of Green City Solutions.
From 2003-2009, Mr. Kanter was a Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Brand Connections, an integrated media and marketing company enabling leading national advertisers to reach consumers in leisure, recreation, and travel environments. Mr. Kanter led the sale of Brand Connections to private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson in June, 2008 for approximately $160 million.
Prior to Brand Connections, Mr. Kanter held leadership roles at College Television Network (Sold to MTV), Primedia (Channel One Network), Burlington Industries, where he ran its European operations, and Accenture.
Mr. Kanter earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a BA, Magna Cum Laude in Economics, from Duke University. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Duke Angel Network and is an active contributor to the Duke Program For Entrepreneurs and the Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN) as a lecturer, mentor, and panelist. With his wife, he has established the Kanter Arts Scholarship at Duke to provide tuition assistance for students with a passion for and talent in the arts.