Get to Know the CED Board

CED was built by Founders and Business Leaders nearly 40 years ago and is still led by them today.

We are proud to be represented by some of the area’s most talented and successful leaders committed to ensuring the success of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in this area. The formation of the board is intentional to ensure balanced representation from each component of the ecosystem. We are split into a third entrepreneur, investor, and ecosystem partner. Learn more about our dynamic board below.

BILL SPRUILL
Board Chair

Tech Founder, Bill Spruill and CED’s CEO, Kelly Rowell are shaping a vision for the future, leveraging the legacy and impact CED has had on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Carolina.

“My mission is to bring the Triangle Ecosystem to a point of national dominance over the next ten years.” says Spruill. ”And I believe CED is the organization to do it.”

KELLY ROWELL
CEO

2022-2023 Executive Committee: 

Susan Cook

CEO | Zaloni

Michelle Egger

Investment Partner | XFactor Ventures

Ronnie Eubanks

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Karl Rectanus

General Manager | Instructure

Galen Robertson

CEO | VQ Biomedical

Bill Spruill

CEO/President | 2NDF

Scott Uknes

Co-CEO | AgBiome

Tim Wilson

Director, Patents | SAS Institute, Inc.

Tim McLoughlin

Partner | Cofounders Capital

Garret Tripp

Partner | PwC

2022 – 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CEO | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Alston Gardner
Partner | Fulcrum Equity Partners

Alston Gardner

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Principle | Pappas Capital

Elizabeth Kelly

CEO | LUMINELLE

Allison London Brown

CEO | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Partner | Fulcrum Equity Partners

Alston Gardner

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Ronnie advises an array of private-equity and venture backed companies typically found in industries involving innovation at their core; including the Technology and Healthcare & Life Science industries. Ronnie’s clients rely on his expertise to optimize corporate structure and evaluate/select the most effective internal finance structure. He helps companies navigate financial reporting, funding options and impact, equity vs. debt and related matters, governance and compliance with investors, and private equity owner requirements.
For more than 27 years, Ronnie has worked with Technology, Healthcare & Life Science and Industrial companies, providing clients with the guidance essential to achieving growth, creating and retaining value, meeting short and long-term goals and mitigating unnecessary setbacks.

Principle | Pappas Capital

Elizabeth Kelly

CEO | LUMINELLE

Allison London Brown

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