Harvey Wertheim and Harvey Mallement graduated from the Baruch School of CCNY in 1962. They both worked in public accounting at Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand, respectively, after which they entered the venture capital industry. Wertheim was Vice President and Director of Research and Science Investors, a venture capital investment company. Mallement was the Founder of Masco Associates, a venture capital consulting firm after being at Ward Foods as an M & A specialist. In 1981 they co-founded Harvest Partners.