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Ian Lane, Principal, HarbourVest Partners
Ian Lane is a Principal at HarbourVest Partners, where he focuses on direct investments in venture, buyout, and mezzanine transactions in the U.S. and other regions. Ian serves as a board member or board observer at Acclaris, Batanga, Miller Heiman, Nexidia, Plato Learning, ReCommunity, Sepaton, and Wayfair. He has been involved with several of the firm's other direct investments, including Avectra, Carlile Bancshares, CareCentrix, Datatel, eTapestry, Harbour Florida Community Bank, M-Qube, Select Medical, SunGard, and Towne Park. Additionally, Ian serves on the Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Ian’s previous experience includes two years with J.P. Morgan in New York and Chicago where he was an investment banking analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group. Additionally, while earning his undergraduate degree, Ian founded and managed a chain of martial arts schools in Florida.
Ian received a dual BS/MS, with honors, in Accounting from the University of Florida in 2001 and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with distinction in 2008.
Paul F. Brown, Managing Director, BlueCross BlueShield Ventures
Paul F. Brown is Managing Director of BlueCross BlueShield Ventures, a $136 million strategic venture capital fund with eleven Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan investors. He designed and raised the capital for the Fund and now manages it in a unique partnership with Sandbox Industries and senior executives from the participating Blue Plans. Paul serves on a number of the Fund’s portfolio company boards and also serves as Vice President of Venturing at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Prior to joining BCBSA in 2002 Paul was a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He is a graduate of The University of Utah and The Northwestern University School of Law.
Fred Sturgis, Managing Director, H.I.G Ventures
Prior to joining H.I.G., Fred was a Vice President in the technology investment banking group of J.P. Morgan H&Q, where he advised emerging growth clients on a variety of transactions and was responsible for identifying and executing several principal investments through H&Q’s various venture investing vehicles. Previously, Fred was with Robinson-Humphrey and Alex Brown & Sons, and had spent time with both the technology and business consulting groups of Andersen Consulting, where he gained significant experience in software architecture, design and development, as well as in business strategy and operations. Fred earned an MBA from Wharton where he was a Palmer Scholar and a BS degree in Mathematics from Furman University.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth Minihan, Paladin Capital Group
Principal and Member of the Homeland Security Fund Investment Committee, Lt. General Minihan was the 14th Director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. During his military service at the national level, Lt. General Minihan demonstrated a long history of making new technologies operational and implementing leading edge services and products in a competitive environment where lives were often at risk. He has a history of exceeding expectations for performance and timeliness. During the last twenty years of the Cold War and the transition to the Information Age, he was instrumental in the definition and selection of technology solutions to solve the most difficult national security information needs. Throughout that time, Lt. General Minihan helped set the performance standards for information enterprise operations. Since leaving government service in 1999, he has served on a number of Boards and Associations at the national level. Lt. General Minihan is the Chairman and President of the Security Affairs Support Association, which focuses on shared government and industry national intelligence and technology challenges. He also is a member of the Air Force Association, the National Military Intelligence Association and other national organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, the Board of Advisors and otherwise consults with a significant number of early stage technology, security and infrastructure service companies. Lt. General Minihan has substantial experience in capital raising, enterprise operations, business development and business readiness assurance. While at the National Security Agency, he was instrumental in the definition and implementation of the National Information Assurance Program. He devotes considerable attention to and consults on national security affairs. Lt. General Minihan has a B.A. Degree from Florida State University, a M.A. Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has completed executive development programs at the University of Illinois and Harvard University. Among his awards and decorations are the National Security Medal, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.
John Willcutts, President & CEO
John joined Nexidia with an extensive background in technology and demonstrated leadership experience from having held executive positions for companies ranging from start-ups to publicly traded corporations. Prior to Nexidia, John was CEO of Orchestria the leading innovator of solutions designed to provide unprecedented levels of real-time visibility and control of all electronic communications, including e-mail, the Web and Instant Messaging. John has served twice as Entrepreneur in Residence for Benchmark Capital, a leading investor in enterprise software and services, communications & security, semiconductors, mobile computing, consumer services and financial services. John also served as CEO of Encompass Inc., a startup software company that delivered the default end-user Internet experience for users of new PC’s. Encompass was subsequently acquired by Yahoo in 1999, and as a result of this acquisition, John, was appointed VP and General Manager of Corporate Yahoo! John has also held positions with Global Village where he served as VP of Engineering and at Atlanta-based Sofnet where he was Chief Technical Officer.