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.

Chair | Sanjay Pal, Global VP and GM, Head of CX, IBM Hybrid Cloud

“The CED Board has gained perspective after speaking with the community during a transitional year for the organization. The next step is moving from data collection to informative design to a plan for execution,” says Mr. Pal. “And in doing so, realizing how our collective impact will be transformational for our region.”

Chair Elect | Allison London Brown CEO, Luminelle DTx Hysteroscopy System, UVision360

“Entrepreneurs are at the heart of CED, and transforming the organization is vital to our mission to meet their needs. I believe we have a great opportunity to reach and connect to new companies, new investors, and new partners to create this model of success,”

Attorney | Wyrick Robbins

Tom Allen

Carlos Arias

James Avery
Founder & CEO | Adzerk

James Avery

Managing Partner | Bagchi Law

Neil Bagchi

CEO & President | Parion Sciences

Paul Boucher

Co-founder & CEO | Arrivo BioVentures

Steve Butts

General Partner | Harbert Growth Partners

Brian Carney

Chief Marketing Officer | IronNet Cybersecurity

Russ Cobb

Partner | Davis Moore

Matthew Cooke

Vice President, Human Genetics BD | GSK

Neal Curran

Partner | Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP

Heather Dean

Principal | River Cities Capital Funds

Patrick Dunnigan

Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Chief Strategy Officer | Allobee

Anne English

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Managing Director | Deloitte

Tim Fleischman

Partner | EY

Meredith Friga

Partner | Fulcrum Equity Partners

Alston Gardner

Director, Human Resources | Participate

Ranya Hahn

Specialist Leader | Deloitte Digital

Kimberly Hames

President | Surrey View Consulting

Diane Ignar

Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rusty Kelley

Vice President, Product Management | Citrix

David Le Strat

Executive Director, Life Sciences | J.P. Morgan

Joe Lee

CEO | UVision360

Allison London Brown

Partner | Balentine

John Maddison

Partner | Grant Thornton

Matt McCleary

Partner | Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin

George Moser

Managing Director | Leeds Illuminate

Stephanie Nieman

Partner | BDO

Will Owens

Global VP/GM | IBM

Sanjay Pal

Vice President, Innovation & Strategy | Fidelity Investments

Tony Parham

Daniel Pomp

Daniel Pomp

President & CEO | Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Joy Parr Drach

Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager | Bank of America

Ben Pattison

President | NuPulseCV

Sonna Patel-Raman

General Partner | Grotech Ventures

Don Rainey

Managing Partner | Pappas Capital

Kyle Rasbach

Co-founding Partner | Vaco

David Rhode

Partner | Smith Anderson

Michael Saber

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Drew Schiller

Managing Director | Duke Angel Network

Kurt Schmidt

CFO | Spoonflower

Brad Schomber

CEO | Entigral Systems

Mark Self

General Partner | Hatteras Venture Partners

Christy Shaffer

CEO | Basking Biosciences

Rich Shea

Director of Commercialization | RTI International

Vinay Tannan

Founder, CEO | The Produce Box

Courtney Tellefsen

Partner | Hutchison PLLC

Anna Tharrington

VP & General Manager | Dover Fueling Solutions

Matt Tormollen

Partner | PwC

Garret Tripp

Executive Vice President | Wells Fargo

John Ward

Director | Rex Health Ventures

Anita Watkins

Senior Vice President | PNC

Lesley Wilson

Director | SAS

Tim Wilson

Shareholder | Manning Fulton & Skinner

Bradley Wooldridge

Attorney | Wyrick Robbins

Tom Allen

Carlos Arias

Founder & CEO | Adzerk

James Avery

Managing Partner | Bagchi Law

Neil Bagchi

CEO & President | Parion Sciences

Paul Boucher

Co-founder & CEO | Arrivo BioVentures

Steve Butts

“CED plays a vital role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem helping to support, build and promote young companies that are critical to our economy, our well being and our health. I am a proud champion of this great organization. ” -Steve Butts, 2020

General Partner | Harbert Growth Partners

Brian Carney

Chief Marketing Officer | IronNet Cybersecurity

Russ Cobb

Partner | Davis Moore

Matthew Cooke

Vice President, Human Genetics BD | GSK

Neal Curran

Partner | Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP

Heather Dean

Principal | River Cities Capital Funds

Patrick Dunnigan

Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Chief Strategy Officer | Allobee

Anne English

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Managing Director | Deloitte

Tim Fleischman

Partner | EY

Meredith Friga

Partner | Fulcrum Equity Partners

Alston Gardner

Director, Human Resources | Participate

Ranya Hahn

Specialist Leader | Deloitte Digital

Kimberly Hames

President | Surrey View Consulting

Diane Ignar

Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rusty Kelley

Vice President, Product Management | Citrix

David Le Strat

Executive Director, Life Sciences | J.P. Morgan

Joe Lee

CEO | UVision360

Allison London Brown

Partner | Balentine

John Maddison

Partner | Grant Thornton

Matt McCleary

Partner | Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin

George Moser

Managing Director | Leeds Illuminate

Stephanie Nieman

Partner | BDO

Will Owens

Global VP/GM | IBM

Sanjay Pal

Vice President, Innovation & Strategy | Fidelity Investments

Tony Parham

Daniel Pomp

President & CEO | Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Joy Parr Drach

Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager | Bank of America

Ben Pattison

President | NuPulseCV

Sonna Patel-Raman

General Partner | Grotech Ventures

Don Rainey

Managing Partner | Pappas Capital

Kyle Rasbach

Co-founding Partner | Vaco

David Rhode

Partner | Smith Anderson

Michael Saber

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Drew Schiller

Managing Director | Duke Angel Network

Kurt Schmidt

CFO | Spoonflower

Brad Schomber

CEO | Entigral Systems

Mark Self

General Partner | Hatteras Venture Partners

Christy Shaffer

CEO | Basking Biosciences

Rich Shea

Director of Commercialization | RTI International

Vinay Tannan

Founder, CEO | The Produce Box

Courtney Tellefsen

Partner | Hutchison PLLC

Anna Tharrington

VP & General Manager | Dover Fueling Solutions

Matt Tormollen

Partner | PwC

Garret Tripp

Executive Vice President | Wells Fargo

John Ward

Director | Rex Health Ventures

Anita Watkins

Senior Vice President | PNC

Lesley Wilson

Director | SAS

Tim Wilson

Shareholder | Manning Fulton & Skinner

Bradley Wooldridge

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