Who We Are

We are fortunate to have a team with a diverse set of experiences in many different industries.  Our backgrounds range from managing small startups in the technology sector to an executive of a multinational corporation and much in between.  In addition to our operating team, we have a strong board of advisors as well.  They are private equity fund managers, real estate developers and successful CEOs.


Sean Talbott
Founder & Managing Director

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Cell: (717) 329-2972

Sean founded Piedmont Venture Capital in 2014 and handles investor relations and capital placement for the firm.  Prior to this, he served as the head of corporate finance at Greensboro investment banking firm Wharton Gladden & Co.  He has also worked at Winston-Salem based Vincent J. Gallo & Associates, where he worked with CEOs on exit and succession planning, estate and wealth planning and M&A advisement.

Though Sean grew up in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, he is a permanent North Carolinian.  He’s a graduate of High Point University, where he majored in finance and economics.

Civically, Sean has served on multiple non-profit boards and led fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer’s Association and Autism Society.  He is also a passionate supporter of economic development, serving on the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership planning board and speaking about attracting and retaining young professionals to North Carolina.

He lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Samantha and their three dogs Sniper, Pepper and Cinnamon.


 Stuart Hall

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Cell:  (336) 207-3460

Stuart serves as a Director for Piedmont Venture Capital and oversees all deal flow for the firm, including sourcing and due diligence.  Stuart also came out of Greensboro-based Wharton Gladden & Co., handling deal flow for the corporate finance division.  Prior to investment banking, he worked for over 20 years with Southeastern Paper Group and South Atlantic Packaging, overseeing a large region in the Southeast.

Stuart is a native North Carolinian, growing up in Sanford and graduating from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Psychology.

He is an accomplished and avid drummer, having played with a variety of talented groups and currently setting the beat for Soul Scape Band.  He has also managed musical groups and has taken up writing.

Stuart is blessed with two children and three grandchildren, and he lives in High Point, NC.