Our Team

Our Team

Mike Goodrich


T. Michael Goodrich, II is the principal in First Avenue Ventures, LLC. Mike serves as the chair of the board for Alabama Outdoors and is active in the operation of numerous other business ventures. Mike is a member of the board of directors for the Fresh Water Land Trust and on the board of the UAB Athletic Foundation.

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Emma Bolden


Emma Bolden develops and implements digital marketing efforts, maintaining content calendars, content inventories, and multi-channel content strategies for multiple clients. In addition to content creation and strategy, Emma specializes in web analytics and reporting to track, analyze, and improve the performance of websites, social media posts, paid advertising, and ecommerce efforts.



Saksham Narang

Managing Partner, First Avenue Ventures Life Science Fund I

Saksham Narang is the Managing Partner at First Avenue Ventures Life Science Fund I. The Fund invests in early-stage life science opportunities primarily throughout Birmingham and the State of Alabama. The investment team emphasizes collaboration with local research organizations and universities, some of which are considered top in the nation in terms of NIH funding. 

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John McCall-Pitts

Business Development Associate

John McCall-Pitts is the Business Development Associate for First Avenue Ventures. He is currently a Junior Board Member for Railroad Park Foundation and Managing Director for Pitts & Preneur Company.

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