Our Team

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Joseph Lerner

Mr. Lerner is a Managing Director and
Co-Founder of 819 Capital. He has over 15 years of investment experience most recently with Invenergy LLC. During that time, Mr. Lerner was involved in the development, financing and construction of energy and infrastructure projects totaling over $1.5bn of project costs. Mr. Lerner holds a BA from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a MS in Energy Policy from the University of Montana. He is based in San Francisco, CA.

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John Bickford

Mr. Bickford is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of 819 Capital.  Prior to founding 819 Capital in 2010, Mr. Bickford spent over 10 years in corporate finance, primarily as an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch and Merriman Curhan Ford. Throughout his career, Mr. Bickford has completed over 40 transactions, totaling over $4 billion in transaction volume. Mr. Bickford received a B.A. in Economics from Denison University. He is based in San Francisco, CA.