Board of Directors

Leading by Example: CED’s All-Star Team of Innovators and Visionaries

Led by some of the area’s most talented and successful entrepreneurs, CED’s Board of Directors is committed to the Triangle’s entrepreneurial future. Board Members are elected to two-year terms and Executive Committee members are selected from the Board to serve one-year terms. 
* = Executive Committee

Executive Committee for a 1-year term:

Board Chair - Brad Schomber, CFO, Diveplane

Treasurer - Garret Tripp, Partner, PWC

Secretary - Michael Saber, Partner, Smith Anderson*

Paul Boucher - Parion Sciences

Patty Briguglio - PFB Connect

Stephen Fraser - Spoonflower

Alston Gardner - Fulcrum Equity Partners

Phil Gruber

Sanjay Pal - IBM

Anita Watkins - Rex Health Ventures

Board members:

Tom Allen, Wyrick Robbins
Carlos Arias, Cisco
James Avery, Adzerk
Ben Pattison, Bank of America
Paul Boucher*, Parion Sciences
Patty Briguglio*, PFB Connect
Steve Butts, Arrivo BioVentures
Brian Carney, Harbert Growth Partners
Russell Cobb*
Matthew Cook, Davis Moore
Heather Dean, HPG
Scott Duda, Cherry Bekaert
Patrick Dunnigan, River Cities Capital Funds
Mike Elliott, Noro-Moseley Partners
Tim Fleishman, Deloitte
Stephen Fraser*, Spoonflower
Meredith Friga, EY
Alston Gardner, Fulcrum Equity Partners
Matt Godwin, Wells Fargo
Phil Gruber*
Ranya Hahn, Participate
Kim Hames,
Rusty Kelley, Foundation Fighting Blindness
Myla Lai-Goldman
David Le Strat, Citrix
Joe Lee, JP Morgan Chase
Allison London Brown, Uvision 360
John Maddison, Balentine
Matt McCleary, Grant Thornton
Tim McLoughlin, Cofounders Capital
Doug Meier, NK Patent Law
George Moser, Oracle + Bronto
Bagchi Neil, Baghi Law
Stephanie Nieman, SJF Ventures
William Owens, BDO USA
Sanjay Pal*, IBM
Joy Parr Drach, Advanced Animal Diagnostics
Daniel Pomp, UNC-CH
Than Powell, GSK
Don Rainey, Grotech Ventures
Kyle Rasbach, Pappas Capital
David Rhode, Vaco Raleigh
Mike Saber*, Smith Anderson
Pat Scheper
Drew Schiller, Validic
Kurt Schmidt, Sidekick Industries
Brad Schomber*, Diveplane
Mark Self, Entigral Systems
Christy Shaffer, Hatteras Venture Partners
Richard Shea, Eldec Pharmacuticals
Vinay Tannan, RTI International
Courtney Tellefson,The Produce Box
Anna Tharringon, Hutchison PLLC
Tony Parham, Fidelity Investments
Matt Tormollen, Devada
Garret Tripp*, PwC
Anita Watkins*, Rex Health Ventures
Scott Weiner
Lesley Wilson, PNC Bank
Tim Wilson, SAS
Bradley Woolridge, Manning Fulton & Skinner