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
President & CEO

2022-2023 Executive Committee: 

Tom Allen

Partner | Wyrick Robbins

Paul Boucher

CEO & President | Parion Sciences

Michelle Egger

Co-founder and CEO | BIOMILQ

Allison London Brown

CEO | UVision360

Tim McLoughlin

Managing Partner | Cofounders Capital

Galen Robertson

COO | 410 Medical

Drew Schiller

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Bill Spruill

First Speaker | 2NDF.org

Garret Tripp

Partner | PwC

Anita Watkins

Managing Partner | Rex Health Ventures

2022 – 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

General Manager, Certificate Management | Avalara

Silvia Aguirre

Partner | Wyrick Robbins

Tom Allen

Managing Partner | Bagchi Law

Neil Bagchi

Greggory Bordes
Managing Partner | Front Porch Venture Partners

Greggory Bordes

CEO & President | Parion Sciences

Paul Boucher

Partner | Davis Moore

Matthew Cooke

Vice Chancellor and Foundation President | NC School of Science and Math

Barb Coury

Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Wells Fargo

Michael Crooke

Co-founder and CEO | BIOMILQ

Michelle Egger

Chief Strategy Officer | Allobee

Anne English

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Managing Director | Deloitte

Tim Fleischman

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Commercialization, NC State

Wade Fulghum

Vice President | Gray Ventures

Alex Gray

Partner | KdT Ventures

Phil Grayeski

President | Surrey View Consulting

Diane Ignar

Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rusty Kelley

Liz Kelly
Fund Manager | Pappas Capital

Elizabeth Kelly

CEO | UVision360

Allison London Brown

Partner | Balentine

John Maddison

Managing Partner | Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin

Doug Meier
Patent Attorney | NK Patent Law

Doug Meier

Managing Partner | Topmark Partners

Travis Milks

Partner | Jurassic Capital

Kevin Mosely

George Moser

Managing Director | Leeds Illuminate

Stephanie Nieman

Partner | BDO

Will Owens

President | NuPulseCV

Sonna Patel-Raman

Managing Director | Syngenta Ventures

David Pierson

CTO Customer Experience | Cisco

Carlos Pignataro

President & CEO | Vestron

Anna Rath

COO | 410 Medical

Galen Robertson

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Drew Schiller

Managing Director | Duke Angel Network

Kurt Schmidt

CEO | Basking Biosciences

Rich Shea

First Speaker | 2NDF.org

Bill Spruill

Director of Commercialization | RTI International

Vinay Tannan

Partner | Hutchison PLLC

Anna Tharrington

Partner | PwC

Garret Tripp

VP, New Ventures & Strategic Alliances | Labcorp

Megann Vaughn Watters

Managing Partner | Rex Health Ventures

Anita Watkins

Senior Vice President | PNC

Lesley Wilson

Director | SAS

Tim Wilson

Shareholder | Manning Fulton & Skinner

Bradley Wooldridge

General Manager, Certificate Management | Avalara

Silvia Aguirre

Partner | Wyrick Robbins

Tom Allen

Managing Partner | Bagchi Law

Neil Bagchi

Managing Partner | Front Porch Venture Partners

Greggory Bordes

CEO & President | Parion Sciences

Paul Boucher

Partner | Davis Moore

Matthew Cooke

Vice Chancellor and Foundation President | NC School of Science and Math

Barb Coury

Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Wells Fargo

Michael Crooke

Co-founder and CEO | BIOMILQ

Michelle Egger

Chief Strategy Officer | Allobee

Anne English

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Managing Director | Deloitte

Tim Fleischman

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Commercialization, NC State

Wade Fulghum

Vice President | Gray Ventures

Alex Gray

Partner | KdT Ventures

Phil Grayeski

President | Surrey View Consulting

Diane Ignar

Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rusty Kelley

Fund Manager | Pappas Capital

Elizabeth Kelly

CEO | UVision360

Allison London Brown

Partner | Balentine

John Maddison

Managing Partner | Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin

Patent Attorney | NK Patent Law

Doug Meier

Managing Partner | Topmark Partners

Travis Milks

Partner | Jurassic Capital

Kevin Mosely

George Moser

Managing Director | Leeds Illuminate

Stephanie Nieman

Partner | BDO

Will Owens

President | NuPulseCV

Sonna Patel-Raman

Managing Director | Syngenta Ventures

David Pierson

CTO Customer Experience | Cisco

Carlos Pignataro

President & CEO | Vestron

Anna Rath

COO | 410 Medical

Galen Robertson

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Drew Schiller

Managing Director | Duke Angel Network

Kurt Schmidt

CEO | Basking Biosciences

Rich Shea

First Speaker | 2NDF.org

Bill Spruill

Director of Commercialization | RTI International

Vinay Tannan

Partner | Hutchison PLLC

Anna Tharrington

Partner | PwC

Garret Tripp

VP, New Ventures & Strategic Alliances | Labcorp

Megann Vaughn Watters

Managing Partner | 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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