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   ● 39 years in corporate energy industry; Marketing & Business Development Leader, Director of Americas Strategy, Director of Production Planning, Westinghouse Electric Company  ● Director, Regulatory Projects, Exelon Nuclear  ● SCORE Association - Chapter Leadership and SCORE Certified Business Mentor

Pat Loftus

● 39 years in corporate energy industry; Marketing & Business Development Leader, Director of Americas Strategy, Director of Production Planning, Westinghouse Electric Company

● Director, Regulatory Projects, Exelon Nuclear

● SCORE Association - Chapter Leadership and SCORE Certified Business Mentor


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

Robert Ahlgren

Robert Ahlgren

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


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

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

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.

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.


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

Oksana Riberdy   ● VP, Nuveen Global Investment Operations  ● Former Head of Data Management, Northern Trust

Oksana Riberdy

● VP, Nuveen Global Investment Operations

● Former Head of Data Management, Northern Trust

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


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

Jeremy Nelson   ● Founder, FCS Inc.  ● Former Territory Account Manager, Xirrus  ● Former U.S. Naval and Merchant Marine Officer

Jeremy Nelson

● Founder, FCS Inc.

● Former Territory Account Manager, Xirrus

● Former U.S. Naval and Merchant Marine Officer

Matthew Eisner   ●Global marketing consultant supporting digital strategy and growth planning for start-ups and accelerators

Matthew Eisner

●Global marketing consultant supporting digital strategy and growth planning for start-ups and accelerators

Larry Zaslavsky   ● CPA and attorney  ● Spent career acquiring small to medium size companies in varied industries  ● Real estate development in Chicago and Savannah  ● Founding member of Savannah angel investment group

Larry Zaslavsky

● CPA and attorney

● Spent career acquiring small to medium size companies in varied industries

● Real estate development in Chicago and Savannah

● Founding member of Savannah angel investment group

Brad Hartung   ● CFA  ● Former Director, Guggenheim Securities  ● Former Analyst, Convergent Wealth Advisors

Brad Hartung

● CFA

● Former Director, Guggenheim Securities

● Former Analyst, Convergent Wealth Advisors

David Fink   ● Former Partner, CFO/COO of Matador Capital Management, a long/short hedge fund that engaged in a variety of public and private equity/debt investments  ● Former Founder, Managing Member/CFO of Sunstate Chemical, which was sold to Swisher in 2010  ● Currently advises families selling low basis property or businesses on tax reduction strategies and other matters

David Fink

● Former Partner, CFO/COO of Matador Capital Management, a long/short hedge fund that engaged in a variety of public and private equity/debt investments

● Former Founder, Managing Member/CFO of Sunstate Chemical, which was sold to Swisher in 2010

● Currently advises families selling low basis property or businesses on tax reduction strategies and other matters




 

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