Steve Gertz is a true connector who has built his career around facilitating high, impact partnerships and establishing disruptive, growth platforms and innovation ecosystems.  He served for a decade as Partner and Chief Strategy Officer for an accelerating growth platform backed by Joe Gibbs, the former NFL three-time Super Bowl Champion Coach and current owner of a NASCAR Cup Series Champion race team.  At Joe Gibbs Driven (JGD Investors), Steve built and managed a very successful investment and business development platform focused on driving meaningful value creation. 



Steve founded Rhythmic Ventures which focuses on curating, cultivating, and compounding high-impact relationships for, venture-backed companies, accelerators, private equity portfolios and large corporate enterprises. Steve is known for his ability to ‘connect the dots’ by building uniquely equipped teams, aligning strategic capital and realizing game changing results.