Our Team

Pomona is committed to hiring and retaining talent throughout the firm. We seek to provide opportunity for people to grow in a culture of continuous improvement. The result is a deep team of professionals who share that common culture along with a broad range of experience and complementary skill sets.
Joel Kress
Pomona Investment Fund & Chief Operating Officer

Joel joined Pomona as a Consultant in 2014 and assumed his current role in 2015. He has over 20 years of alternative investment, operations and legal experience, and has held senior level management positions in the asset management industry since 2005. In 2013, Joel founded Z to A Ventures, LLC, a strategic advisory and consulting business that primarily serves asset managers in the alternative investments industry.  Previously, Joel was a Partner and Senior Managing Director at ICON Investments, a credit-oriented global investment platform that has invested over $4 billion of client capital. Prior to ICON, he was a corporate attorney at Fried Frank LLP in London and New York.  Joel received a JD from Boston University and a BA from Connecticut College.  Joel is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, a Senior Advisor to Diamond Funds Ventures Management, LLC, an Advisor to EMM Investments, LLC, and a Director of Precision Kidd Steel Company, Inc.