BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
DAVID H. LISSY
Dave Lissy is the Executive Chairman of Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Prior to being named Executive Chairman, Dave served for 17 years as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, and before that was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Bright Horizons.
Dave has been responsible for the development and enhancement of the company’s service offerings while leading its international expansion and maintaining its unique culture as a great place to work. He has been instrumental in ensuring the company’s ability to grow while maintaining its high-quality standards and keen sense of mission.
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.
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.
FOLEY & LARDNER LLP
MICHAEL K. CROSSEN
Michael K. Crossen is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Michael provides government relations representation to clients, including private equity firms and hedge funds, and portfolio companies of each.
He works with members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to shape legislation and administrative action and has a Republican public affairs presence across the United States. Michael also offers general counsel and strategic advice to various corporations, with concentrations in commercial and business transactions.
In addition, Michael handles transactional negotiations and dispute resolutions, as well as business and real estate purchase agreements, loan and surety agreements and settlement agreements. He represents businesses before boards and administrative agencies and in all forms of dispute resolution.