Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Harrison Street Capital;
Christopher Galvin is a seasoned technology executive with over 40 years of experience leading and working with global high growth technology organizations. Mr. Galvin’s former relationships include: Chairman of NAVTEQ; Chairman and CEO of Motorola Inc.; member of the Bechtel Corporation’s Board of Counselors; Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council; director of the Rand Corporation; member of the U.S. Department of Defense Board; member of the U.S. Department of Defense Science Board; advisor to the City of Tianjin, China; advisor to the CEO of Hong Kong; and advisor to the Searle Family Trusts.Chris currently serves as Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Harrison Street Capital, is member of the board of MCR-Aerodyne Inc., Chairman of Cleversafe, Inc., Chairman of UniqueSoft, Inc,.a member the Executive Committee of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees; the American Enterprise Institute Board, the Legion D’honneur, Tsinghua University School of Management and Economics (Beijing); Business Council (U.S.), the American Society of Corporate Executives; the Board of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs and Chair of the Rhodes Scholars selection committee for Illinois-Michigan.
Barry brings a significant experience in senior leadership, most recently in IBM, to VelociData. As VP System Networking at IBM, he was responsible for all aspects of the system networking business including strategy, investments decisions, product portfolio, industry partnerships, routes to market and acquisitions. Prior to this assignment, as VP System Storage for IBM, he held a similar general management role with responsibility for every part of the storage business including the disk, NAS, elements of the software businesses, and the tape business. He also served on the board of Dot Hill Systems, a public storage company, until it’s sale to Seagate Technology in October 2015 and serves on the board of Spectra Logic a private company focused on deep storage and archiving. Barry holds a BSE and MSEE from San Diego State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
President and CTO, VelociData
Ron brings over 25 years of industry and academic experience, most recently as a founder and CTO of Exegy. He was a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was the Das Family Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Security Technologies. Among his distinguished professional affiliations, Dr. Indeck was also the President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Magnetics Society. Dr. Indeck has been named the Bar Association Inventor of the Year.
Chairman and CEO of Exegy; CEO of Bush O’Donnell & Co.
Jim brings 35 years of experience in financial services, including 17 years in executive and board level positions and 14 years as Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co. As CEO of Bush O’Donnell & Co., Mr. O’Donnell has built a company with subsidiaries in equity money management, venture capital, insurance and manufacturing. Jim is also Chairman and CEO of Exegy, (www.exegy.com).
MARC R. LEDERMAN
Partner NewSpring Capital
Mr. Lederman is a General Partner of NewSpring Growth and a Partner of NewSpring Capital. He has an extensive background in finance, consulting and accounting. Prior to joining NewSpring Capital, he was a Manager in the Business Assurance and Advisory Services Group of Deloitte & Touche. During his tenure at Deloitte & Touche, he led various projects within the financial services and healthcare industries, including mergers and acquisitions engagements, consulting projects and financial statement audits. He currently serves on the boards of CorrectNet, LiquidHub, The FeedRoom, RealTIME and Exegy. Mr. Lederman previously served on the board of directors of InnaPhase until its sale to Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO) in September 2004. Mr. Lederman is an active member of the region’s venture capital community. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), the Steering Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) Conference, and is a national judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He is also an active panelist and supporter of the regional universities’ entrepreneurial programs. Mr. Lederman was selected as one of the Philadelphia region’s “40 Under 40” young business leaders in 2005 and in 2001 received PhillyTech Magazine’s “30 Under 30” award. He received a B.S. in Accountancy, cum laude, from Villanova University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Mr. Lederman is a Certified Public Accountant.
BRADFORD K. WERNER, PRESIDENT PENTAHUI LLC
Bradford K. Werner, President Pentahui LLC
Brad Werner started Pentahui, LLC, a private investment business, with his father in 2001. Pentahui oversees portfolios of public and private equity, fixed income, real estate, agriculture and other alternative investments. It also manages the tax, accounting and estate planning on behalf of its clients. Prior to Pentahui, he served as Director of International Development for SBC Communications (now AT&T) in Brussels and San Antonio and spent 4-years as an analyst for SBC’s Mergers and Acquisitions group. He currently serves on the boards of Onomea LLC, Chandler Hill Holdings, Enterprise Consulting Group, Eagle Fund II Advisory, the St. Louis Art Museum, Pathways to Independence, the Olin Alumni Board and as Advisory Faculty for the Institute for Private Investors in NY. Brad has a BA in Foreign Policy and Foreign Language from Pepperdine University (’90) and earned his MBA from the Olin School of Business in 1997.