VisionTech Hires Executive Director

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Indianapolis-based VisionTech Partners has named Ben Pidgeon its first executive director. The angel investment firm says the hiring of Pidgeon, who currently serves as president of the Venture Club of Indiana, was done to take advantage of the "startup boom" throughout the state.

Pidgeon's hiring will help serve the growing company, which has five angel investing chapters in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, and Warsaw, with a sixth coming close to launching. Oscar Moralez, founder and managing director of VisionTech, says Pidgeon's 15 years of experience in the banking industry and direct involvement in the startup community in Indiana makes him a perfect candidate.

"Ben joins us at a time when our state and our organization are taking leading roles in business startups, innovation/commercialization and job creation," said Moralez. "VisionTech Angels is rapidly approaching 100 members and as our portfolio of investments continues to grow, we need an executive director with Ben’s experience to help us optimize our growth, continue to recruit investors and attract and evaluate deals for our organization."

Pidgeon previously service as vice president and private banker at Stock Yards Bank and Trust in Indianapolis and has also worked for various banking institutions in Greenwood and Carmel. VisionTech's most recent chapter in Fort Wayne was launched in January. 

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