Kevin Landis

Kevin Landis is the President and Chairman of Firsthand Funds, which he co-founded in 1994. One of the nation's best-known technology investors, Kevin serves as portfolio manager for Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund and Firsthand Technology Opportunities Fund.

Kevin, born and raised in Silicon Valley, has over two decades of experience in market research, product management, and investing in the technology sector. Kevin is a board member at several alternative energy start-up companies, and his vision of giving retail investors access to future energy technologies led to the launch of Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund.

Kevin appears regularly on CNBC, CNBC Asia, and Bloomberg News, and has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Smart Money, Time, and Money magazines. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, sharing his advice not only on technology investments, but also on management and mentoring of technology entrepreneurs.

Kevin holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Greg Sheppard

Greg, our director of research, brings more than 30 years of technology experience to his market analysis work at Firsthand. His unique approach to market intelligence provides the Fund with visibility into emerging trends in the technology sector.

Greg was a founder of the technology market intelligence firm iSuppli, which was sold to IHS in 2010. Prior to that he led the worldwide semiconductor group at Gartner/Dataquest. Greg also worked directly in the tech industry in engineering and strategic planning roles with GTE (now part of Verizon) and with Fairchild Semiconductor.

Greg received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Colorado and his M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California.