Bridge Angel Investors are a group of passionate and committed investors who collaborate to fund local innovation. We qualify, fund, mentor and leverage our networks on behalf of our portfolio companies to provide a win-win opportunity for all.

 

Managing Team

  WENDI CHAPMAN   Executive Director/Executive Committee Chair

WENDI CHAPMAN

Executive Director/Executive Committee Chair

  SAM GUREN   Founder/Managing Member

SAM GUREN

Founder/Managing Member

  TOM GARDNER   Founder/Emeritus Member  .

TOM GARDNER

Founder/Emeritus Member

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Member Investors

Members of Bridge Angel Investors are a group of committed investors who help pick and fund portfolio companies, provide mentoring and leverage their networks to help portfolio companies be successful. 


  Conrad Szymanski   ● Active angel investor with 25 companies in present portfolio  ● President Bealls / Burkes Outlet Stores 2007 - 2012  ● President of Bealls Department Stores 1995 - 2007

Conrad Szymanski

● Active angel investor with 25 companies in present portfolio

● President Bealls / Burkes Outlet Stores 2007 - 2012

● President of Bealls Department Stores 1995 - 2007

  Linda Jellison   ● Former Founder/President/CEO LTC Engineering Associates  ● Former Executive Director ManTech Real Time Systems Laboratory (MRSL)  ● Thirty five years in the Scientific and Technical Engineering fields

Linda Jellison

● Former Founder/President/CEO LTC Engineering Associates

● Former Executive Director ManTech Real Time Systems Laboratory (MRSL)

● Thirty five years in the Scientific and Technical Engineering fields

  Allen Johnson   ● Member and Sponsor of Atlanta Technology Angels  2012-2016  ● Charter member of NBAI, an Atlanta based Angel Group formed in 1995  ● Raymond James, Director/Client Advisor

Allen Johnson

● Member and Sponsor of Atlanta Technology Angels  2012-2016

● Charter member of NBAI, an Atlanta based Angel Group formed in 1995

● Raymond James, Director/Client Advisor

  Pat Loftus   ● Chapter Secretary, Marketing Team Lead, and Certified SCORE Mentor, SCORE Association, Manasota  ● Marketing & Business Development Leader, Director of Americas Strategy, Director of Production Planning, Westinghouse Electric Company  ● Director, Regulatory Projects, Exelon Nuclear

Pat Loftus

● Chapter Secretary, Marketing Team Lead, and Certified SCORE Mentor, SCORE Association, Manasota

● Marketing & Business Development Leader, Director of Americas Strategy, Director of Production Planning, Westinghouse Electric Company

● Director, Regulatory Projects, Exelon Nuclear


  Ben Keikel   ● Vitture, Co-Founder  ● General Counsel, Jesse Biter

Ben Keikel

● Vitture, Co-Founder

● General Counsel, Jesse Biter

  JoAnne Heffernan Heisen   ● Retired CIO and executive committee member Johnson & Johnson  ● Director Vanguard Group  ● Trustee Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

JoAnne Heffernan Heisen

● Retired CIO and executive committee member Johnson & Johnson

● Director Vanguard Group

● Trustee Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  Brian Sullivan   ● Former Chairman & CEO of CTPartners, a NYSE listed global executive search firm  ● Founder of Sullivan & Company, a financial services search firm sold to Heidrick & Struggles in 1998  ● Expert in human resource acquisition and development in start-up and fast growth environments

Brian Sullivan

● Former Chairman & CEO of CTPartners, a NYSE listed global executive search firm

● Founder of Sullivan & Company, a financial services search firm sold to Heidrick & Struggles in 1998

● Expert in human resource acquisition and development in start-up and fast growth environments

  Rachel Wei West   ● Co-founder, InfoAlliance LLC  ● Digital, Cloud, Big Data Transformation Strategy Advisor, Dell Technologies  ● Head of Data Management, Financial Service Practices, EMC Consulting

Rachel Wei West

● Co-founder, InfoAlliance LLC

● Digital, Cloud, Big Data Transformation Strategy Advisor, Dell Technologies

● Head of Data Management, Financial Service Practices, EMC Consulting


  Stephen Bloom   ● President US Ventures Inc.  ● General Partner Hampton Valley Urban Renewal, Low income housing developer & manager  ● Former instructor Emory U Continuing Education; Entrepreneur Studies

Stephen Bloom

● President US Ventures Inc.

● General Partner Hampton Valley Urban Renewal, Low income housing developer & manager

● Former instructor Emory U Continuing Education; Entrepreneur Studies

  Elizabeth Callahan, MD   ● Founder and medical director SkinSmart Dermatology  ● Training at Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic  ● Expertise in Cosmetic Dermatology and cosmeceuticals

Elizabeth Callahan, MD

● Founder and medical director SkinSmart Dermatology

● Training at Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic

● Expertise in Cosmetic Dermatology and cosmeceuticals

  Harry Anand   ● President Royce International  ● Former mayor Laurel Hollow NY  ● Former commissioner of police Laurel Hollow NY

Harry Anand

● President Royce International

● Former mayor Laurel Hollow NY

● Former commissioner of police Laurel Hollow NY

  Sherilyne Dougherty, EdD   ● Founder and CEO DAI Solutions - DC based Federal contractor  ● Former Executive VP for Marketing Hadron, Inc.  ● Former Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Sherilyne Dougherty, EdD

● Founder and CEO DAI Solutions - DC based Federal contractor

● Former Executive VP for Marketing Hadron, Inc.

● Former Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing


  Jeff Renzulli, Esq.   ● Partner, Sack Harris & Martin Law Firm, P.C.  ● Former President, Caddie Master Enterprises  ● Owner, Neiswanger Management Services

Jeff Renzulli, Esq.

● Partner, Sack Harris & Martin Law Firm, P.C.

● Former President, Caddie Master Enterprises

● Owner, Neiswanger Management Services

  James Doyle, Jr.   ● Founder and executive director of ProVenture (Far East) Ltd.  ● Chairman Baycross Christian Family Foundation

James Doyle, Jr.

● Founder and executive director of ProVenture (Far East) Ltd.

● Chairman Baycross Christian Family Foundation

  Janet Solomon, PhD   ● Mediator and arbitrator, Solomon Mediation and Arbitration Services  ● Former Professor of Business at Marymount, Professor of Management, Towson University, Professor of Human Resource Management, The George Washington University and University of Maryland – Baltimore County  ● Board Director, Career Catchers

Janet Solomon, PhD

● Mediator and arbitrator, Solomon Mediation and Arbitration Services

● Former Professor of Business at Marymount, Professor of Management, Towson University, Professor of Human Resource Management, The George Washington University and University of Maryland – Baltimore County

● Board Director, Career Catchers

  John Lilly   ● Grew up on Longboat Key; then Emory and Harvard Business School. Moved back to LBK in 2016.  ● 22 years at Procter & Gamble, then CEO of The Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis; 50 businesses in 25 countries.  ● Third Career: Early Stage company investing through Lateral Capital Management, LLC; 60 companies in 17 states.

John Lilly

● Grew up on Longboat Key; then Emory and Harvard Business School. Moved back to LBK in 2016.

● 22 years at Procter & Gamble, then CEO of The Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis; 50 businesses in 25 countries.

● Third Career: Early Stage company investing through Lateral Capital Management, LLC; 60 companies in 17 states.


  Robert Bernstein   ● Executive Vice President Client Services at  BrandMuscle   ● Vice President of Trade Marketing & Marketing Services at Bacardi USA

Robert Bernstein

● Executive Vice President Client Services at BrandMuscle

● Vice President of Trade Marketing & Marketing Services at Bacardi USA

  Chris Edwards   ● Executive Coach, Partner, Trinitas Advisors  ● Co-Founder, Managing Partner, CEO Advisors  ● Former VP, Corporate Officer, Kelly Services  ● Former Director of Marketing and Regional Manager, IBM

Chris Edwards

● Executive Coach, Partner, Trinitas Advisors

● Co-Founder, Managing Partner, CEO Advisors

● Former VP, Corporate Officer, Kelly Services

● Former Director of Marketing and Regional Manager, IBM

  William Klettke   ● Former CEO Forefront Education  ● Former CFO Career Education  ● Former Sr. VP Finance and CFO ERO Industries

William Klettke

● Former CEO Forefront Education

● Former CFO Career Education

● Former Sr. VP Finance and CFO ERO Industries

  James Gregory   ● Chairman, Tenet Partners, a brand strategy and communications firm  ● Board of Trustees, Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation  ● Author of  POWERHOUSE - The Secrets of Corporate Branding

James Gregory

● Chairman, Tenet Partners, a brand strategy and communications firm

● Board of Trustees, Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation

● Author of POWERHOUSE - The Secrets of Corporate Branding


  James Gallogly   ● Former COO Sofamor Danek  ● Former CEO Resound Corporation  ● Director, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Jackson Labs

James Gallogly

● Former COO Sofamor Danek

● Former CEO Resound Corporation

● Director, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Jackson Labs

  Jory Berkwits   ● Former Merrill Lynch Senior VP  ● FINRA arbitrator  ● Author  ● Score certified mentor

Jory Berkwits

● Former Merrill Lynch Senior VP

● FINRA arbitrator

● Author

● Score certified mentor

  Dean Eisner   ● Chairman Ringling College of Art + Design  ● Former CEO Manheim, the nation’s largest wholesale auto auction company  ● Former head of M&A for CBS

Dean Eisner

● Chairman Ringling College of Art + Design

● Former CEO Manheim, the nation’s largest wholesale auto auction company

● Former head of M&A for CBS

  Alan Dunton, MD   ● Senior vice president of research & development Purdue Pharma  ● Founder Danerius, a biotechnology and pharmaceutical consulting business  ● Former head of pharmaceutical R&D globally for Johnson & Johnson

Alan Dunton, MD

● Senior vice president of research & development Purdue Pharma

● Founder Danerius, a biotechnology and pharmaceutical consulting business

● Former head of pharmaceutical R&D globally for Johnson & Johnson


  Terigi Ciccone   ● Managing Partner, InfoAlliance LLC  ● International Purchasing & Sales Executive, GE Aviation  ● Technology Licensing & Transfer Expert, GE Power

Terigi Ciccone

● Managing Partner, InfoAlliance LLC

● International Purchasing & Sales Executive, GE Aviation

● Technology Licensing & Transfer Expert, GE Power

  Tom Hall   ● CEO Bronze Elk Enterprises  ● Former Chairman and CEO, Adeptus Health  ● Former Chairman, President and CEO, NovaMed, Inc.  ● Former President, COO, Matria Healthcare, Inc.  ● Former Division President, ADP TotalSource

Tom Hall

● CEO Bronze Elk Enterprises

● Former Chairman and CEO, Adeptus Health

● Former Chairman, President and CEO, NovaMed, Inc.

● Former President, COO, Matria Healthcare, Inc.

● Former Division President, ADP TotalSource

  Anand Pallegar   ● Founder and CEO atLarge, Inc.  ● Director PINC Conferences  ● Board member, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Anand Pallegar

● Founder and CEO atLarge, Inc.

● Director PINC Conferences

● Board member, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

  John Leonard   ● MEMIC, President Emeritus and Former CEO  ● Former VP, Marketing and Underwriting, Travelers

John Leonard

● MEMIC, President Emeritus and Former CEO

● Former VP, Marketing and Underwriting, Travelers


  Bob Theis   ● Principal Delphi Investments  ● Former Chairman and CEO J. R. Clancy, Inc.  ● Former sales & marketing executive SONY Corporation of America

Bob Theis

● Principal Delphi Investments

● Former Chairman and CEO J. R. Clancy, Inc.

● Former sales & marketing executive SONY Corporation of America

    Lewis Solomon   ● Research professor George Washington University Law School

Lewis Solomon

● Research professor George Washington University Law School

  Michael Travis   ● Chairman and CEO, Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.  ● Professor of Practice-Business Enterprise Mgt/MIS/Information Tech Mgt., Wake Forest University School of Business  ● Board Member and Advisor, ENAVATE

Michael Travis

● Chairman and CEO, Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.

● Professor of Practice-Business Enterprise Mgt/MIS/Information Tech Mgt., Wake Forest University School of Business

● Board Member and Advisor, ENAVATE

  Ray Neff   ● Owner of Neff and Associates  ● CEO and President of FCCI Insurance Group  ● Chairman of the Board at Beacon Aviation Insurance Services, Inc.

Ray Neff

● Owner of Neff and Associates

● CEO and President of FCCI Insurance Group

● Chairman of the Board at Beacon Aviation Insurance Services, Inc.


  Thomas Sidgmore   ● Practice administrator/CFO SkinSmart Dermatology  ● General Contractor and Former Senior Vice President W.G. Mills, Inc  ● Real Estate Investor

Thomas Sidgmore

● Practice administrator/CFO SkinSmart Dermatology

● General Contractor and Former Senior Vice President W.G. Mills, Inc

● Real Estate Investor

  Taylor Hall   ● Vice President and General Manager, Bronze Elk Enterprises  ● The Coca-Cola Company

Taylor Hall

● Vice President and General Manager, Bronze Elk Enterprises

● The Coca-Cola Company

  Charles Shivery   ● Former CEO NU Energy  ● Director Webster Bank

Charles Shivery

● Former CEO NU Energy

● Director Webster Bank

  Tom Frascone   ● Founding Partner: vit•ture | Operating Investors  ● Founding Partner: BOLD | live, work, play  ● Former CTO of Biter Enterprises

Tom Frascone

● Founding Partner: vit•ture | Operating Investors

● Founding Partner: BOLD | live, work, play

● Former CTO of Biter Enterprises


 

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