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


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

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

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

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


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 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

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.

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




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

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



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

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.

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

Charles Shivery   ● Former CEO NU Energy  ● Director Webster Bank

Charles Shivery

● Former CEO NU Energy

● Director Webster Bank

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


 

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