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’s Chairman of the Board

Ravila Gupta
CEO, Bagchi Group
Former President & CEO of CED

CEO | UVision360

Allison London Brown

Alston Gardner
Partner | Fulcrum Equity Partners

Alston Gardner

Director | Rex Health Ventures

Anita Watkins

Partner | Hutchison PLLC

Anna Tharrington

Chief Strategy Officer

Anne English

Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager | Bank of America

Ben Pattison

CFO | Spoonflower

Brad Schomber

Shareholder | Manning Fulton & Skinner

Bradley Wooldridge

Carlos Arias

General Partner | Hatteras Venture Partners

Christy Shaffer

Founder, CEO | The Produce Box

Courtney Tellefsen

Daniel Pomp

Daniel Pomp

Vice President, Product Management | Citrix

David Le Strat

Co-founding Partner | Vaco

David Rhode

President | Surrey View Consulting

Diane Ignar

General Partner | Grotech Ventures

Don Rainey

Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Doug Meier
Patent Attorney | NK Patent Law

Doug Meier

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Drew Schiller

Partner | PwC

Garret Tripp

George Moser

Partner | Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP

Heather Dean

James Avery
Founder & CEO | Adzerk

James Avery

Executive Director, Life Sciences | J.P. Morgan

Joe Lee

Partner | Balentine

John Maddison

Executive Vice President | Wells Fargo

John Ward

President & CEO | Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Joy Parr Drach

Specialist Leader | Deloitte Digital

Kimberly Hames

Managing Director | Duke Angel Network

Kurt Schmidt

Managing Partner | Pappas Capital

Kyle Rasbach

Senior Vice President | PNC

Lesley Wilson

CEO | Entigral Systems

Mark Self

Partner | Grant Thornton

Matt McCleary

VP & General Manager | Dover Fueling Solutions

Matt Tormollen

Partner | Davis Moore

Matthew Cooke

Partner | EY

Meredith Friga

Venture Partner | Noro-Moseley Partners

Michael Elliott

Partner | Smith Anderson

Michael Saber

Vice President, Human Genetics BD | GSK

Neal Curran

Managing Partner | Bagchi Law

Neil Bagchi

Principal | River Cities Capital Funds

Patrick Dunnigan

President | PFB Connect

Patty Briguglio

CEO & President | Parion Sciences

Paul Boucher

Director, Human Resources | Participate

Ranya Hahn

CEO | Bagchi Group

Ravila Gupta

CEO | Basking Biosciences

Rich Shea

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Chief Marketing Officer | IronNet Cybersecurity

Russ Cobb

Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rusty Kelley

Global VP/GM | IBM

Sanjay Pal

President | NuPulseCV

Sonna Patel-Raman

Principal | SJF Ventures

Stephanie Nieman

Co-founder & CEO | Arrivo BioVentures

Steve Butts

Managing Director | Deloitte

Tim Fleischman

Partner | Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin

Director | SAS

Tim Wilson

Attorney | Wyrick Robbins

Tom Allen

Vice President, Innovation & Strategy | Fidelity Investments

Tony Parham

Director of Commercialization | RTI International

Vinay Tannan

Partner | BDO

Will Owens

CEO | UVision360

Allison London Brown

Partner | Fulcrum Equity Partners

Alston Gardner

Director | Rex Health Ventures

Anita Watkins

Partner | Hutchison PLLC

Anna Tharrington

Chief Strategy Officer

Anne English

Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager | Bank of America

Ben Pattison

CFO | Spoonflower

Brad Schomber

Shareholder | Manning Fulton & Skinner

Bradley Wooldridge

Carlos Arias

General Partner | Hatteras Venture Partners

Christy Shaffer

Founder, CEO | The Produce Box

Courtney Tellefsen

Daniel Pomp

dpomp@unc.edu

Vice President, Product Management | Citrix

David Le Strat

Co-founding Partner | Vaco

David Rhode

President | Surrey View Consulting

Diane Ignar

General Partner | Grotech Ventures

Don Rainey

Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Patent Attorney | NK Patent Law

Doug Meier

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Drew Schiller

Partner | PwC

Garret Tripp

George Moser

Partner | Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP

Heather Dean

Founder & CEO | Adzerk

James Avery

Executive Director, Life Sciences | J.P. Morgan

Joe Lee

Partner | Balentine

John Maddison

Executive Vice President | Wells Fargo

John Ward

President & CEO | Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Joy Parr Drach

Specialist Leader | Deloitte Digital

Kimberly Hames

Managing Director | Duke Angel Network

Kurt Schmidt

Managing Partner | Pappas Capital

Kyle Rasbach

Senior Vice President | PNC

Lesley Wilson

CEO | Entigral Systems

Mark Self

Partner | Grant Thornton

Matt McCleary

VP & General Manager | Dover Fueling Solutions

Matt Tormollen

Partner | Davis Moore

Matthew Cooke

Partner | EY

Meredith Friga

Venture Partner | Noro-Moseley Partners

Michael Elliott

Partner | Smith Anderson

Michael Saber

Vice President, Human Genetics BD | GSK

Neal Curran

Managing Partner | Bagchi Law

Neil Bagchi

Principal | River Cities Capital Funds

Patrick Dunnigan

President | PFB Connect

Patty Briguglio

CEO & President | Parion Sciences

Paul Boucher

Director, Human Resources | Participate

Ranya Hahn

CEO | Bagchi Group

Ravila Gupta

CEO | Basking Biosciences

Rich Shea

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Chief Marketing Officer | IronNet Cybersecurity

Russ Cobb

Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rusty Kelley

Global VP/GM | IBM

Sanjay Pal

President | NuPulseCV

Sonna Patel-Raman

Principal | SJF Ventures

Stephanie Nieman

Co-founder & CEO | Arrivo BioVentures

Steve Butts

Managing Director | Deloitte

Tim Fleischman

Partner | Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin

Director | SAS

Tim Wilson

Attorney | Wyrick Robbins

Tom Allen

Vice President, Innovation & Strategy | Fidelity Investments

Tony Parham

Director of Commercialization | RTI International

Vinay Tannan

Partner | BDO

Will Owens

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