Our people are diverse in discipline and united in mission. We are technologists, lawyers, economists, bankers, financiers, architects, engineers, and strategists.

Our Leadership

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DAVID SMITH

Chief Technology Officer

A technologist with executive roles in R&D, gov’t, commercial & academic firms. Named 1 of 7 top global futurists in the Millennium issue of BusinessWeek. Formerly principal designer of In-Q-Tel at the CIA directed Tech Futures program at NSA & exec at MCC & SEMATECH. Has worked with over half of the Fortune 100. Also NIH and Health and Human Services. He is a prolific public speaker at numerous international conferences and events.

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GREGORY VAN BEEK

Chief Investment Officer

Investment executive with more than 25 years of experience in public and private portfolio management, corporate governance, and strategy. Most recently, Mr. Van Beek was Senior Vice President at Templeton Private Equity Partners. Prior to that Mr. Van Beek was Director at Temasek International Ltd. in Singapore working directly with C-suite management on the firm’s overall global strategy and its $250+ billion USD investment portfolio.

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GREG CARSON

Chief Operating Officer

25 years’ experience in leadership of sector-disruptive technologies that include cyber security, aIOT, Ai, platforms, CAD, and medical device technologies. Companies include Global Data Sentinel, Johnson & Johnson, Parametric Technology and Boston Scientific.

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JAY MCDOUGALL

Director of Development

An experienced sales leader and industry visionary, Jay McDougall is the CEO of Pedestal Technology. Throughout his more than two decades within the industry, he has a demonstrated history of enabling his customers to strengthen their businesses and realize profitable outcomes. Jay shares his creative business solutions using technology and proven processes with business partners, helping them to create operationally and financially successful systems. He has developed a proven methodology of working smarter with clients, the Pedestal Paradigm, enabling him and his team to understand the Why, How, and What of a company to align business processes with favorable business outcomes. Jay has a B.A. in History from Sacred Heart University.

Leadership Portfolio Companies

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KELLY COOK

CEO of BioDatAi

Operational and transformational executive with over 30 years of experience leading world-class healthcare, life sciences, and global IT services teams.  Executive positions have been held with GlaxoSmithKline, EDS, IMS Health, Unisys, and Platinum BioSciences.

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BRITTANY BURTZ

CEO of Universal Tutor

Accomplished entrepreneur, educator, and author with expertise in psychology and global sales & marketing. Founding sales leader of an Anti-Aging & Nutraceutical business that has grossed over $2B with a sales team of over 200,000 individuals.