Ron Kardos

Managing Partner

Prior to KLW Investments, Ron founded, owned and operated Sport Leasing and Financial Services, which specialized in auto leasing, and U.S. Real Estate; a real estate acquisition and management company. He brings 30 years of experience in finance solutions, asset management, business development, sales and financial product development. Ron received his BA in Economics and Business from UCLA

Paige Bishop

Senior Director, Loan Relations

Prior to KLW Investments, Paige was post-merger integration strategist for internet incubator CMGI, Director of Open Market\’s Strategic Partnership Program, and has held sales executive positions for Fujitsu software solutions company ICL and Sun Microsystems’s value added reseller AVCOM Technologies. Paige has also supported many early stage start-ups in the eco-system that is Silicon Valley.

Paige received her BA from San Francisco State where she specialized in emerging technologies and industrial arts. She is a native of the Bay Area where she enjoys “all” outdoor activities and feeds her music-soul running the Summer Concert Series for Portola Valley.

Elise Mattei


A product of the Silicon Valley, Elise Mattei was born, raised and educated in proximity of bits and bytes.  With 13 years as a Director at Oracle managing both products and high-visibility AR programs, Elise offers deep knowledge of business applications and vertical markets.  Special expertise includes Customer Experience (CRM), ERP, Supply Chain, Finance and Manufacturing.  Elise holds a BS in Finance from Santa Clara University.

Currently, Elise is serving as the CEO of Nexus Analyst Relations, a full service analyst relations agency.

Christina Hillman

Director, Content Management

Before joining the KLW Investments team Christina was the regional director for an alternative dispute resolution company, establishing its first San Francisco Bay Area office and serving as the local face of the organization. Christina holds a BA in Economics from UCLA.

Currently Christina is principal at Leiden Inc, her own social media consulting company.