Jeffrey Parkinson (JP) has been an investor for more than eight years. While he has experience investing in companies at every stage of their lifecycle, his passion is early stage technology. He was part of the founding team at KEC Ventures and spends the majority of his time evaluating opportunities in the areas of enterprise software and eCommerce. Currently, JP is a Managing Partner for KEC Ventures.
Pete Legan has over 34 years of experience at IBM, and he has an extremely varied senior management background having held many different roles (VP Sales, CFO for our Utility business, Operations Executive for our services business in Australia) in IBM, both in the US and abroad. Currently, Pete Legan is a Vice President for US Enterprise Sales for IBM's Distribution Market (Retail, CPG and Travel and Transportation clients). He holds P&L responsibility for leading a $2 Billion sales organization which includes the entire IBM portfolio. His clients range from Fortune 500 businesses to emerging companies headquartered in the region in all industries.
Margaret Loebl is a financial expert, thought leader and collaborative strategic thinker who is uniquely positioned to help companies traverse the changing global landscape and new economic realities. With six years of public company CFO experience in complex, global environments, she has worked closely with Boards on acquisitions and liquidity, strategic financial decisions, the controls infrastructure and risk management. The companies, Agrofresh Solutions, Quaker Chemical and TechTeam, were confronting transformational events within the company or disruptions in economic markets such as the 2008 financial crisis and increasing shareholder activism.
Amit Bhargava heads up Strategy and Corporate Development at Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS), a ~$7.5B home improvement and building products company. As an executive officer at Masco, he is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, and business unit strategy processes across the enterprise.
Steven Masur has over 22 years of experience advising emerging and established businesses on new opportunities and business challenges. He focuses his practice on corporate finance, M&A, intellectual property, entertainment, emerging businesses and strategic guidance. Steve has extensive experience in angel and venture capital finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border transactions in Europe and Asia. He is passionate about helping new businesses plan a path to success, and helping older businesses bridge the gap to new markets.
Doug Schmidt is a senior technology executive with a proven track record of developing and translating business strategies into scalable digital products and Internet scale platform architectures. He is a recognized leader of digital transformation in education and media industries. He possesses a deep expertise in software engineering, big data and analytics, web application development, enterprise architecture, enterprise business systems, content, media delivery, and advertising platforms.
Throughout her career spanning almost three decades, Jane-Scott Cantus has been advancing the strategic growth of innovation-led corporations in multiple industries such as aerospace/defense, cyber, financial services, media/new media/social media, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, smart city and transportation and with professional and technical services firms.
Warren Simmons is an accomplished Operations Executive with international and multi-industry experience in Sales, Sourcing, Lead Supply Chain and Operations. He is a results-oriented Six-Sigma green belt with more than 18 years of leadership experience and a demonstrated record of delivering superior results to customer satisfaction on a global basis. He is an analytical thinker accustomed to providing significant increases to net operating profit through the development of top tier performing teams.
Prasad Thrikutam is a high-impact leader with 25 years of experience in the technology sector. A business innovator and board member in four companies, he is very passionate about transforming businesses and positioning them for long-term growth and profitability.
Andrea Reynolds began serving as the Dyson Foundation’s president in 2015. She brings a wealth of philanthropic management experience to her role. The Dyson Foundation is a private, family directed, grant making foundation which awards grants throughout New York’s Dutchess Count and Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as outside the Hudson Valley. Since its founding in 1957, the Foundation has awarded over $300 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.