get to know the CED Board

CED was built by Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs more than 35 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 a balanced representation from each component of the ecosystem.  We are a quarter Entrepreneur, a quarter Professional Service, a quarter Community Resource and a quarter Investor. Learn more about our dynamic board below.

CED Board Chair, Brad Schomber

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to serve in this role and help CED in its mission to assist entrepreneurs in the Triangle. CED has been a key part of the Triangle’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for over 35 years and continues to evolve as it looks for the best ways to support companies on their path to success.”

Executive Committee | 1-year term

Board Chair | Brad Schomber, CFO, Diveplane

SecretaryMichael Saber, Partner, Smith Anderson*

Treasurer | Garret Tripp, Partner, PWC

Patty Briguglio | PFB Connect

Alston Gardner | Fulcrum Equity Partners

Sanjay Pal | IBM

Paul Boucher | Parion Sciences

Stephen Fraser | Spoonflower

Phil Gruber

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*, IronNet
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 Pharmaceuticals
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

* Designates Executive Committee member

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