Venetian Associates, LLC
                           A Michigan Company

Our Team


Ray Dallavecchia III – Managing Partner


Ray is a Managing Partner and Founder of Venetian Associates where he is responsible for identifying and acquiring companies, directing strategic initiatives, and sourcing other investment opportunities.


Prior to founding Venetian Associates, Ray worked over 15 years for POOF®-Slinky®, Inc., the original manufacturer and distributor of POOF®, Slinky®, and Ideal® branded toys. His primary responsibility was to manage the sales force and directly work with many domestic and international retailers including Walmart, Disney, Barnes & Noble, Safeway, and Menard’s. While at the company Ray gained valuable experience in corporate development, manufacturing, and operations.


Ray graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.  He may be contacted at


Ray Dallavecchia, Jr. - Partner

Ray was the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of POOF®-Slinky®, Inc. and a Certified Public Accountant. He and Mr. Ferner built POOF®-Slinky® into a leading U.S. toy manufacturer with global distribution. Mr. Dallavecchia holds a BA in accounting from Michigan State University. He can be contacted at

Gregory L. Fike - Partner/CFO

Greg is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Venetian Associates.

Prior to joining Venetian Associates, Greg was Vice President and CFO of Poof-Slinky, Inc. and was responsible for all accounting, reporting, tax, insurance, employee benefit and information technology matters.

Mr. Fike holds a BA in accounting from Michigan State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He can be contacted at

Tim W. Turner - Partner

Tim brings to Venetian Associates experience in marketing, sales and sales management.


Prior to Venetian Associates, Tim was the Regional Sales Manager for Poof-Slinky, Inc. with management responsibilities over major retailers located primarily in the western half of the country.  He also managed CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, SuperValu and


He is a founder and President of AdWings Media, LLC - a digital signage advertising and equipment sales company in Michigan.


Tim was also a founder and President of ECC Worldwide Express.  ECC was a multi-city overnight express consolidation company with offices in Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Dallas. At the same time, he was part owner and managing partner of Vision Media, an outdoor advertising company with 69 billboard faces in the Detroit Metro area.


Tim is a graduate of Clemson University with Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He can be reached at: