Jeff Samberg is the Managing Director of Acadia Woods Partners, LLC, a New York based investment partnership that focuses primarily on early stage technology companies. Jeff lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years where he held a number of high-tech management roles, including Vice President of Corporate Strategy for PeopleSoft Inc., Vice President of Business Development for Wily Technology, and Entrepreneur in Residence for Greylock Partners. Jeff received his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and his B.A. with high honors in Economics from Princeton University.
John M. B. O’Connor, is Chairman of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC, a position held since January 2005. Previously, Mr. O’Connor was Chairman of JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc., and an Executive Partner of JP Morgan Partners (a private equity firm). He was also a member of the Risk Management Committee of JP Morgan Chase, which was responsible for policy formulation and oversight of all market and credit risk taking activities globally. Mr. O’Connor has been a Director of Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) since 2006 where he is a member of the Audit Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. O’Connor serves as a special consultant in a pro-bono capacity for the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a member of the Senior Advisors Panel of both the United States European Command and the United States Southern Command and a member of the Highland Forum which supports the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Mr. O’Connor is an appointed special consultant to the Department of Defense Business Board and a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civilian Leaders Board. Mr. O’Connor serves on the board of the Fund for the City of New York (an organization which develops and helps implement innovations in policy, programs, practices and technology in order to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations). Mr. O’Connor earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tulane University and an MBA degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Jim Green is President Astro Industries, LLC. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer Conversion Energy, LLC. Mr. Green has over 30 years of plastics manufacturing management experience at Poly-America, Tyco and present positions.
Scott Mack, joined IntegriCo Composites as CEO on July 31st, 2013. Scott previously served as President of ArmorStruxx International Group, a leading composites materials design and manufacturing company directly serving the Department of Defense as well as numerous military vehicle manufacturers such as Navistar International, General Dynamics and BAE Systems. Scott joined ArmorStruxx in 2006 as the Vice President of Business Development and helped grow the company from a start-up operation into a $125M Company in 18 months. Prior to his tenure with ArmorStruxx, Scott held a variety of positions at Labock Technologies of South Florida, departing his role as Vice President of Business Development, Sales and Operations to join ArmorStruxx. Prior to his commercial experiences in Defense and Composite Materials, Scott retired from the United States Marine Corps where he served in a variety of armor, procurement, program management and weapons testing positions both in the United States and overseas. Scott is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and also possesses a Master’s degree in Operations Research from the Unites States Naval Postgraduate School.
Matt McCooe, is the chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations (CI). Matt manages CI’s full array of business startup and growth initiatives, which include venture and equity investment funds, loans and loan guarantees, and programs to support innovation, entrepreneurship, collaboration and commercialization. Matt comes to CI from Chart Venture Partners (CVP), a New York City-based technology venture capital firm. While at CVP, Matt led investments and played an operating role in turnarounds for several successful portfolio companies. Prior to CVP, Matt was a director at Columbia University Science and Technology Ventures (STV), where he helped launch and manage a portfolio of spinout companies, as well as the deployment of STV’s profitable seed fund. During his tenure, 11 portfolio companies went public or were acquired by publicly traded companies. Prior to Columbia, Matt co-founded Eureka Networks, a communications and application software organization. Eureka was eventually sold for more than $100 million. Prior to that, Matt managed product development, new product roll-outs, and sales and marketing for two Fortune 500 companies, Becton Dickinson and MCI. Matt has also served as a business and technology reviewer for the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Energy and various other agencies in the U.S. government. Matt earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Boston College.
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Wally Loewenbaum, Founding Partner in Rocky Point Venture, also serves as Chairman of the Board of Luminex Corporation (LMNX) and 3D Systems (DDD). Mr. Loewenbaum served as Chairman and chief executive officer of Mumboe Corp. (f/k/a Finetooth Corp.), a provider of contract management solutions, from February 2002 to December 2011. Additionally, from July 1999 through 2003, he served as a member of LeCorgne Loewenbaum & Co., LLC, an investment banking firm. From April 1990 until June 1999, he served as the president, chairman and chief executive officer of Loewenbaum & Company, Inc. (f/k/a Southcoast Capital), an investment banking company. Mr. Loewenbaum also has served as chairman of the board of directors of 3D Systems since September 1999, and was previously chairman of the board of directors of Envoy. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina.