BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ryan Berg is a Principal at Eastside Partners where he sources and leads the execution of new investment opportunities across the healthcare, technology and technology-enabled services verticals. He also provides strategic and operational support to Eastside’s portfolio companies.
Before joining Eastside, Ryan was a Principal at Arcspring, a middle-market private equity firm focused on leveraging technology to create differentiation across business services companies. Prior roles include Principal and board member at New Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm; Analyst in the Strategic Planning group at First Wind, a wind energy portfolio company of Madison Dearborn and DE Shaw; and Analyst in the Global Industrials Group of UBS Investment Bank.
Ryan earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
MANAGING PARTNER, EASTSIDE PARTNERS
Emerson Fann founded Eastside Partners in 2005 and currently serves as the Managing Partner where he focuses on investment opportunities in healthcare and directs the firm's investment strategy.
Emerson has been a successful investor through two separate business cycles and over 100 investment transactions at Eastside. He also currently serves on the boards of Empirian and Curiteva.
Prior to Eastside, Emerson was a Partner at Southeastern Technology Fund where he joined as the first investment professional. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance at The University of Alabama.
CO-FOUNDER, CONTOUR VENTURE PARTNERS
Bob Greene is a co-founder of Contour Venture Partners. He has invested in all stages of venture capital across several industry sectors. Contour invests in early stage companies focused on information technology and the application of technology into the financial services, enterprise SaaS and digital media sectors. Bob’s investments include BounceX, Covr, Dstillery, Fevo, Pathgather, Punchbowl, Radius Networks, Scripta, Simpli.fi, Slice, Source3, SwapDrive, Syndio, Trialjectory and Voxy.
Prior to launching Contour in 2006, Bob was one of the three managing partners of Flatiron Partners in New York City. The firm backed more than 50 companies with over $500 million of venture capital. Bob received a BS from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLUTIONS
DAVID H. LISSY
Dave Lissy is chairman of Bright Horizons Family Solutions (a publicly traded global provider of high-quality child care, and workplace employee services), where he was chief executive officer for 17 years growing the company to $2b in revenue and $8b in market value.
Dave is also chairman of the board at Redfin (publicly traded technology-powered residential real estate company), director of Jumpstart and chair of the board of trustees of Ithaca College, where he received his bachelor’s degree.
ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Satish Tadikonda is an entrepreneur in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. His current venture, Avigo, focuses on using healthcare information to optimize clinical trials.
Satish is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, a member of TiE Angels and co-founder of TiE ScaleUp. He is deeply involved with many startups, helping them overcome typical barriers to growth by optimizing their strategic positioning, operations, sales and competitive advantage. Satish is a member of the Board of Directors of Scripta, ConnectM and Gateway for Cancer Research, and serves as an advisor to Clearmotion Inc.
Satish holds a Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a focus on medical imaging, from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
PARTNER, PILLAR VC
Russ Wilcox is a partner at Pillar VC, where he backs early stage Boston companies in technology and science fields such as AI applications, digital health, connected devices, quantum computing, blockchain, 3D software, AgTech, robotics, and synthetic biology. Previously, he co-founded E Ink Corporation to commercialize electronic paper invented at MIT and built a global materials and manufacturing business that sold for half a billion dollars.
Russ graduated with honors in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College and was a Baker Scholar at the Harvard Business School. He holds thirty-five issued U.S. patents. He is an Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year and a Mass High Tech All-Star.