Greg Mollner is a veteran entrepreneur, business and organizational leader with a diverse background of success in investment banking, media and arts in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
As co-founder of Seattle-based land investment firm Heartland Group Inc., Greg raised over $200M to acquire and pre-develop over 2,500 acres of land in communities throughout the country. Heartland worked with city planners to position each property for responsible development in line with the city’s growth and environmental goals.
In 1998 he served as Chief Operating Officer for ShadowCatcher entertainment, a Seattle-based independent film production company. ShadowCatcher’s film Smoke Signals won the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, and their film Getting to Know You was selected to compete in the 1999 Festival.
In 2001, Greg and his wife Allison founded the boutique investment banking firm Vinton Street Partners, Inc., (VSP). They raised over $400M of private debt and equity for both early-stage and established companies to finance the acquisition and renovation of commercial real estate across the country and an environmental solid waste company in Seattle.
In 2002 Greg was elected to the board of the non-profit Seattle Theatre Group (STG) to restructure $15M of private investor equity that was raised in1992 to acquire the historic 3,000 seat Paramount Theatre. The restructure resulted in the investors gifting their entire investment to STG including ownership of the Paramount Theatre. Greg remained on the board for 16 years leading numerous initiatives including co-founding STG’s largest fundraiser DOORS, which has raised over $10M for STG’s arts and education programs. As CEO, Greg led the creation of STG’s Racial Equity program.
In 2004, Greg and his wife Allison co-founded the Good Neighbor Program (GNP) with the founders of The Hotel Group (THG). The GNP has donated over $1M of furniture, bedding and electronic equipment to community non-profits and shelters in each city where THG owns a property.
Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Film from the University of Arizona. He and his wife of 39 years, Allison, live in Bellevue, WA. They have three daughters.