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.
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.”
2022-2023 Executive Committee:
2022 – 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
General Manager, Certificate Management | Avalara
Partner | Wyrick Robbins
Managing Partner | Bagchi Law
Managing Partner | Front Porch Venture Partners
CEO & President | Parion Sciences
Partner | Davis Moore
Vice Chancellor and Foundation President | NC School of Science and Math
Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance
Co-founder and CEO | BIOMILQ
Chief Strategy Officer | Allobee
Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP
Managing Director | Deloitte
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Commercialization, NC State
Vice President | Gray Ventures
Partner | KdT Ventures
President | Surrey View Consulting
Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness