Investment Team
Scott Albert
Jeff Clark
Rich Brown
Grant Jackson
Chris Kroeger
Jan Bouten
Administrative Team
Lisa Lavallee
Colleen Suite
Sue Simon
Mike Gorman
Venture Partners
Doug Gooding
Richard Holcomb
Thomas McMurray
Greg Bohlen
Entrepreneur-In-Residence
William New
Advisory Boards
Life Science Advisory Board
Engineering Advisory Board
Advisory Boards

Engineering Advisory Board

Mary Cronin, PhD

  • President, Mobile-Mind, Inc. 2000 Present
  • Professor, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
  • Consultant and Internet Strategist, Fortune 500 Corporations
  • Author: Doing Business on the Internet, Global Advantage on the Internet, The Internet Strategy Handbook, Banking and Finance on the Internet, Unchained Value: The New Logic of Digital Business, Mobile Application Development with SMS and SIM Toolkit, and Multimedia Messaging Services for Wireless Networks.
  • Fields of Expertise - E-Commerce, Wireless Technologies

Richard Fair, PhD

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering, Duke University 1981 Present
  • Named 2003 Recipient of the Electrochemical Society Award in Solid State Science and Technology 
  • Vice President, Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC), 1983 93
  • Editor, Proceedings of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
  • Fields of Expertise - Electronic Devices, Semiconductors, Microelectronics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Biofluidic Technology and Devices

Stephen Jackson

  • Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, RadarFind Corporation, 2003 Present
  • Director, Business Development, Hatteras Networks, 2001 2003
  • Director - University Relations, Nortel Networks, 2001
  • Director Innovations Lab, Bay Networks, 1996 2001
  • Manager Worldwide Sales Education, Bay Networks, 1996 1997
  • Senior Systems Engineer Manager, SybOptics Communications, 1988 1996
  • Fields of Expertise:  Enhanced bandwidth communication systems and elements, engaging leading University researchers and mapping their efforts back to commercial revenue opportunities

Dave Logan

  • Founder/CEO, Covelight Systems, 2002 - 2004 
  • Area Vice President, Acuitive, 1997 2002
  • Co-Founder & VP of Strategy, Desana Systems (through Acuitive), 1999 2000
  • Vice-President of Product Management, VxTel (through Acuitive), 1999 2000
  • Advisor and Director of Switch Architecture and Product Management, Alteon Web Systems (through Acuitive), 1997 - 2000
  • Product Line Manager, Bay Networks 1992 1997
  • Fields of Expertise: Nnetwork and applications infrastructure, content networking, voice-over-packet systems, enterprise and service provider network/systems management and distributed enterprise applications.  Also, development of emerging businesses.

Mary Whitton

  • Research Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, UNC - Chapel Hill, 2004 - Present
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UNC - Chapel Hill, 1994-2004
  • Marketing Director, Sun Microsystems 1987-1994
  • Vice President and Co-Founder, Trancept Systems, Inc. 1986-87
  • Director of Marketing, Graphics Terminals, Adage Inc., 1982-1985
  • Vice President and Co-Founder, Ikonas Graphics Systems, Inc., 1978-1982
  • Fields of Expertise - Marketing of technology-based products, computer graphics, multimedia, virtual reality

Steve Wiehe

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, SciQuest, Inc. (NASDAQ:  SQST)
  • Senior Director - Strategic Investments & Mergers and Acquisitions, SAS Institute
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, DataFlux Corporation (acquired by SAS June 2000)
  • Managing Director/Europe and Senior Executive Vice President, Sungard Treasury Systems (a division of Sungard Data Systems, Inc (NYSE: SDS))
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Multinational Computer Models, Inc. (sold to SunGard Data Systems in 1998)
  • Fields of Expertise Application Software, E-Commerce

Bill Willis, PhD

  • Deputy State Chief Information Officer, North Carolina, 2004 Present
  • Vice President Systems Strategy, Cable and Wireless Global, 2002 2004
  • Professor of the Practice Kenan Flagler School of Business, 2000 2001
  • Chief Technology Officer, Interpath Communications, 1998 2000
  • Vice Provost Information Technology, NC State University, 1981 1998
  • Appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve on the Information Resource Management Commission
  • Fields of Expertise Computing and network systems; planning, implementing and operating business technology systems