Reyes leaves Venture Economics

Venture Economic’s longtime research head Jesse Reyes has quit his post at the company, a division of Thomson Financial.

Jesse Reyes, vice president of global product management and development at Venture Economics, has left the company. A venture economics employee declined to give additional details.

Venture Economics, a New York division of financial information giant Thomson Financial, is a major supplier of performance data to the private equity industry. Reyes was the chief architect, promoter and analyst of that data, and a frequent commentator at conferences and in print.

Reyes was particularly active in pursuing the creation of benchmarks for private equity.

Reyes most recently was the “primary visionary” behind the release of Venture Economics online data product, VentureXpert, according to his biography.

Joining Reyes in stepping down from Venture Economics is Anthony Romanello, director of investor services, who joined the company in 1999, according to a source.

Prior to joining Venture Economics in 1989, Reyes was assistant professor of finance and applied economics at Texas Tech University, where he received an MBA.

Venture Economics has alliances with the National Venture Capital Association, the European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and the CFA Institute.

Venture Economics publishes three private equity newsletters, Buyouts, Private Equity Week and Venture Capital Journal, all of which serve as mouthpieces for Venture Economics data.