The CEO/CFO Summit is designed to address the most important business issues confronting today’s growth enterprises and leadership teams. MAVA’s unique C-Suite forum – including CEO, CFO, CTO and CROs/CMOs – will focus on the unique opportunities and challenges faced by leaders of highly performing growth companies. Through thought leadership, industry trends, and functional best practices discussions, senior management comes together to accelerate growth and enhance their company’s market competitiveness.
Launched in 2014, the CEO-CFO Summit Series is specifically designed to support the C-Suite leadership of high growth companies with top caliber content focused on successful growth, best practices and planning for successful exits. For more than 25 years, MAVA (the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association) has been showcasing and supporting the most innovative high-growth companies born in the Mid-Atlantic. The member investors and advisors of MAVA have supported the growth and success of companies such as UUNET, CVENT, Sourcefire, Alarm.com, Opower, Blackboard, 2U, and many more through their investment of financial and professional resources.
Who Should Attend?
Registration limited to CEOs, CFOs, CROs/CMOs and CTOs who are:
Looking for functional best practices for managing accelerated growth;
On a path toward a liquidity event or IPO;
Newly-minted public companies;
Building a growth company and seeking peer-to-peer networking.
Vice President, Minor League Baseball, former U.S. House of Representatives General Counsel
Since 1992, Stanley M. Brand has served as vice president of Minor League Baseball (MiLB), the governing body for 205 professional minor league baseball clubs in 17 leagues. In that capacity, he has been responsible for representing the organization during congressional consideration of baseball’s antitrust exemption and other legislative proposals impacting MiLB. He has also testified, written and lectured extensively on antitrust, labor and contract law issues affecting baseball.
Mr. Brand served as general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-1983, where he was the chief legal officer responsible for representing the House, its members, officers and employees in connection with legal procedures and litigation arising from the conduct of their official duties. Mr. Brand’s diverse litigation and counseling practice includes representing clients in major Department of Justice, grand jury and independent counsel investigations and trial proceedings, including a broad array of officials and individuals in high-profile public corruption and ethics cases.
A fixture for nearly four decades in the Washington legal community and the national political and media landscapes, Mr. Brand maintains a practice focused on often-high-profile white collar, government ethics and campaign finance matters. His unique practice and breadth of experience have been described by former client George Stephanopoulos in his best-selling autobiography All Too Human: A Political Education as existing “at the intersection of politics, criminal law and communicating in the Washington echo chamber.”
Mr. Brand also serves as a distinguished fellow in law and government and as the on-site director, Semester in Washington Program, for the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University.
A highly sought-after commentator by national print and broadcast media outlets, Mr. Brand has spoken frequently with the press on the subject of corporate, public and political ethics, congressional procedure and criminal law. He has also authored a number of works examining subjects ranging from congressional investigations to constitutional law issues and baseball’s antitrust exemption.
Mr. Brand received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.
Sid Banerjee is a well-known expert in customer experience, business intelligence, and text analytics. A Clarabridge co-founder, he provides Clarabridge with vision and direction for achieving customer success while also managing executive relationships with key current and prospective customers. A highly-regarded figure in the Washington, DC technology scene, Sid has been recognized as a Washington Business Journal Most Admired CEO, a Greater Washington Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and a CIT Gap 50 Entrepreneur Award winner. Prior to Clarabridge, he co-founded Claraview, a leading BI strategy and technology consultancy firm. Under Sid’s leadership, Claraview grew into a thriving services firm with over 130 employees without any outside funding. Claraview was acquired by Teradata, a leading data warehousing and business intelligence company, in March 2008.Over his career, Sid has amassed over 25 years of leadership experience. A founding employee at MicroStrategy, he held Vice President-level positions in both product marketing and worldwide services. During his tenure leading MicroStrategy’s worldwide services division, he grew the organization to a 500+ person organization supporting enterprise deployments of BI solutions. Before joining MicroStrategy, Sid held management positions at Ernst & Young and Sprint International. Sid has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Joshua Benner, PharmD, ScD, is the President and CEO of RxAnte, a provider of science-based information technology solutions for improving quality and lowering the cost of healthcare. A leading voice on medication adherence, Dr. Benner’s award-winning research and numerous publications have shed new light on the problem of nonadherence and identified promising approaches to improving it. Prior to RxAnte, Dr. Benner was Fellow and Managing Director at the Brookings Institution’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, where he focused on medical technology policy. Prior to Brookings, Dr. Benner was principal at ValueMedics Research, an analytic and consulting services firm. Following the successful sale of ValueMedics to IMS Health in 2007, he served as senior principal in health economics and outcomes research and global lead for medication adherence at IMS. Dr. Benner received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University and his Doctor of Science in health policy and management from the Harvard University School of Public Health.
Prashanth “PV” Boccasam, a serial entrepreneur /seasoned operator, is a general partner at NBVP. He is currently on the board of Appian Corporation, WealthEngine, and Centrifuge Systems.
He until recently was the turnaround CEO of Orchestro (sold to Insight Partners backed- e2Open in July 2016). Prior he was the CEO/founder of Approva (now a division of Infor), co-founder of ClearStandards (sold to SAP), co-founder/President of Entevo (sold to Symantec). He helped turnaround Copiun (sold to Good/Blackberry) and Appfluent (sold to NASDAQ-listed Attunity) as lead investor and executive Chairman.
He serves as the Chairman of CommuniKids, the region’s premier bilingual immersion pre-school network. He is also an active angel investor and advisor to the startup eco-system. He is a Fellow of the Smith Business School @UMD, a former Mid-Atlantic Judge for E&Y EoY program, former TiE president of the D.C. chapter and is passionately involved in education-related non-profits.
John Burke is the CFO of CleanChoice Energy. CleanChoice Energy makes renewable energy available to everyone. You do not need to install solar panels or even own your own home. Since April 2013, CleanChoice Energy has grown to more than 70,000 customers. CleanChoice Energy has helped its customers avoid 1.9 billion pounds of carbon emissions. John has more than 30 years of financial management experience including approximately 15 years’ experience in the deregulated energy industry in both financial and operational roles. His experience includes working with Constellation NewEnergy, as the VP of Finance for a $10Bretail gas and electric business and experience with zero revenue start upenterprises. His responsibilities currently include treasury, planning, accounting, investor relations, tax management and risk management. John joined CleanChoice Energy in May of 2016 after returning to the Baltimore Washington area after a two-year project in West Africa as the Chief Financial Officer of the Liberia Electricity Corporation. John lives in Ellicott City, MD with his wife Helen. John’s interest include family travel, golf and ice hockey.
Aneesh Chopra is the President of NavHealth, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” he co-founded incubating ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets. From 2009-2012, he served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer and prior to that, as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology. His public service focused on better public/private collaboration as described in his book, “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.” In 2011, he was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and in 2008, to Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue. He is a Member of the Council on Virginia’s Future, earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School in 1997 and his bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994.
For more than 20 years, Charles has helped helped software companies cut through the clutter to grow quickly. He is currently the CMO at Virtru, a pioneer in data security and business privacy. Prior to Virtru, Charles has led marketing organizations at Sonatype, Progress Software, and Red Hat. He also serves as a Mentor at the Mach 37 cyber accelerator and as an advisor to DC area startups. Charles holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Wake Forest University. He lives in Fairfax VA with his wife, three kids, and a rescue dog. In his spare time, he’s working hard to perfect his BBQ game.
As CEO, Rich transformed AddThis into a high growth and cash flow positive Data as a Service business, and led the Company through its acquisition by Oracle in January 2015. Rich is currently Group Vice President of the Oracle Data Cloud and oversees all Data Licensing and International operations. Prior to AddThis he built several successful technology growth companies and produced exits representing more than $1B in aggregate enterprise value. Success stories include Cronos Integrated Microsystems, a communications infrastructure company (acquired by JDS Uniphase, NASDAQ: JDSU); MDLinx, a digital media company (acquired by a division of Sony, NYSE: SNE); and DCL Medical Laboratories, an anatomic pathology laboratory (acquired by LabCorp, NYSE: LH). Rich has played a key role in more than 100 financings, mergers and/or acquisitions. He has an MBA and JD from the University of Maryland, and a BA in Economics from Denison University.
Aaron is the Co-Founder and CTO of PhishMe, Inc. directing all aspects of development and research that drives the feature set of this market leading solution. The PhishMe method for awareness training was incubated from consulting services provided by Intrepidus Group, a company that Aaron Co-Founded with Rohyt Belani in 2007.
Aaron remains on the board of directors for Intrepidus Group to ensure it focuses on forging new service lines and attracting motivated researchers and consultants.
Before PhishMe and Intrepidus Group, Aaron served as Principal Consultant for McAfee’s Foundstone division where he was a lead instructor and known for his ability to mentor and develop junior consultants into expert penetration testers. Prior to his seven years of consulting experience, Aaron worked for large Internet Service Providers handling security and abuse incidents, subpoena compliance, and datacenter security. Aaron’s biggest achievement is building industry recognized Intrepidus Group and incubating PhishMe out of it.He enjoys the diverse personalities in the information security community and is known for building creative environments needed to promote rich personal and professional development. His creative touch is evident in the unique way he recruits and retains talent and his style further extends itself into his leadership role at PhishMe. Aaron is a speaker at regional conferences and associations as well as large conferences such as BlackHat, DefCon, Shmoocon, etc. His expert opinion is a valuable resource for many media outlets interested in security.
Thomas Kramer was until recently responsible for financial management and administrative stewardship Opower, which sold to Oracle at a 50% premium to prior to day trading price. This followed him taking the company public in 2014 at the top of the indicated range, despite going out during a market correction. Previously, he was CFO and co-founder at Cvent, the largest cloud based event-management technology company in the US, where he helped grow the organization from zero to profitability and 850 employees, and where he led the largest private software financing round in the US across 5 years. Prior to starting Cvent, Thomas was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and a senior consultant at Accenture. Thomas was named one of the 10 best CFOs in Washington, DC by SmartCEO in 2011, and CFO of the year by Washington Business Journal in 2014. He earned a Master’s at the Norwegian School of Economics, and an MBA at Harvard Business School, with a focus on strategy and finance. While at HBS, Thomas co-authored the Amazon e-commerce strategy case study, which went on to become part of the school’s core curriculum.
Bob London is the Outsourced CMO and advisor for ParkMyCloud, a rapidly growing software company that helps organizations reduce their cloud spending by automatically turning off idle resources. He was instrumental in the company’s successful pivot from Ostrato, a large scale cloud management platform, to ParkMyCloud by honing in on customers’ need for a simple, lightweight tool to optimize their cloud spending. ParkMyCloud recently secured $1.65M in funding.
As President of London, Ink LLC, Bob pioneered the Outsourced Chief Marketing Officer concept for B2B companies in the technology, software/SaaS and professional services sectors. His clients typically have a significant market opportunity or challenge and need an injection of senior marketing expertise and leadership–but aren’t ready for the cost and commitment of a full-time marketing executive. Bob specializes in developing growth strategies for clients by discovering what really matters to their customers.
Bob is a 20+ year marketing veteran who has achieved rapid results with marketing budgets ranging from the $200 million network television launch of MCI Friends & Family to London, Ink’s frugal $1,000 annual budget (really!). He also served as VP of Marketing for Digex, Incorporated, a national Web hosting and management firm that grew 100% annually during his tenure and went through not one but two IPOs, as well as director of product marketing for Verisign, the leading web identity and security firm.
Bob is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Maryland Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and serves on the board of The Marketing Alliance, the leading education and networking group for B2B technology marketing executives. Bob is an advisory board member for GenZConnect—a high-growth SaaS company that helps early career job seekers get informational interviews with professionals in a range of industries.
Bob graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a BS in Marketing and resides in Potomac, MD with his wife and two teenage sons.
Dr. Farzad Mostashari is the CEO of Aledade, a start-up he co-founded aimed at helping primary care doctors transform their practices and form accountable care organizations (ACOs). Prior to Aledade, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, where he focused on payment reform and delivery system transformation. He served from 2011-2013 as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology where he coordinated US efforts to build a health information technology infrastructure for healthcare reform and consumer empowerment. During his tenure at the Office of the National Coordinator, including his two years as Principal Deputy, he led the implementation of the Health IT for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. He also collaborated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the design and implementation of the “Meaningful Use” Incentive Program, in addition to programs for health information exchange, health IT workforce, research, and privacy and security. Previously, Dr. Mostashari served at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Assistant Commissioner for the Primary Care Information Project, where he co-led agile development of population health management functionality within a commercial EHR. Dr. Mostashari also led the NYC Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded project focused on quality measurement at the point of care.
He conducted graduate training at the Harvard School of Public Health and Yale Medical School, served his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service program. He was a lead investigator in the outbreaks of West Nile Virus, and anthrax in New York City, and among the first developers of real-time nationwide electronic disease surveillance systems.
Kristin is a recognized leader in enterprise middleware, customer experience, and social media technologies, with over 25 years of experience in managing high growth organizations. At webMethods, she led engineering for close to a decade and was one of only two remaining members of the original executive team at the time of its sale to Software AG. She then served as CEO of RollStream (backed by Core Capital and Grotech, and sold to GXS/OpenText), and CEO of newBrandAnalytics (backed by NEA and Revolution Ventures, and sold to Sprinklr). Most recently, she served as the global head of sales for Sprinklr, the leader in enterprise social media management, where she doubled the business and team in a single year. She is currently acting as an advisor and consultant.
Michael Southworth is a corporate executive with two decades of financial, operational and strategic planning experience working with growth companies in the technology industry. He has helped build and guide companies from their early stages through significant growth periods, raising over $100m in private equity and debt financing, negotiating numerous partnership agreements, and leading M&A transactions.
Prior to Contact Solutions, Mr. Southworth held various leadership roles at Corning, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Global Wireless Solutions with overall responsibility for Corning’s wireless business. Michael joined Corning in 2011 following Corning’s acquisition of MobileAccess Networks, a leading provider of wireless coverage solutions. Michael started at MobileAccess in 2003 and served as COO prior to the acquisition with responsibility over corporate development, manufacturing, professional services, risk management, and finance & administration. During this period, Michael raised four rounds of venture financing and helped drive the company from an early stage start-up to a multinational business.
Prior to MobileAccess, Michael served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Board Member of Telemus Solutions, acquired by Raytheon in 2008. Additional roles included Chief Financial Officer for the Metro Optical Networking Group at Lucent Technologies where he led finance, accounting, and IT functions for Lucent’s metro optical business, Corporate Controller for Chromatis Networks, acquired by Lucent for $4.6 billion in June 2000, and Group Controller for the European based The X-Stream Network, acquired by LibertySurf in 1999.
Michael began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Silicon Valley where he managed client service engagements including audits, public stock offerings, reorganizations and acquisitions, as well as, instructed various firm sponsored training courses. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. Michael currently serves on the Board of Finjan, a publicly traded behavior-based threat detection technology company and remains involved in the California Alumni Association and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
Earl P. Steinberg, MD, MPP, is a nationally recognized expert in healthcare quality improvement and serves as xG Health’s chief executive officer. Earl also is an adjunct professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University and a member of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association’s National Medical Advisory Panel.
Before joining xG Health, Earl was executive vice president of Innovation & Dissemination, and chief, Healthcare Solutions Enterprise at Geisinger Health System.
Before joining Geisinger, he was senior vice president for Clinical Strategy, Quality & Outcomes at WellPoint, Inc., the largest commercial health insurer by membership in the US, and president and CEO of Resolution Health Inc. (RHI), a leading healthcare data analysis company that provides innovative quality improvement and cost reduction services to health plans, employers, pharmacy benefit managers, and disease management companies.
Before joining RHI, Earl spent six years as vice president of Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services Inc., director of its Quality Assessment and Improvement Systems Division, and co-director of its Outcomes Studies Group. He also spent 12 years on the full-time faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he was professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management and director of the Johns Hopkins Program for Medical Technology and Practice Assessment, and four years on the Federal Physician Payment Review Commission. He co-chaired the Institute of Medicine’s panel on Standards for Development of Trustworthy Practice Guidelines.
Earl has received many awards, including the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar Award in General Internal Medicine (1984), the “Outstanding Young Investigator” Award from the Association for Health Services Research (1988), and a Special Presidential Visionary Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) (2004) for his work as the scientific director of the NKF’s landmark Kidney Disease Outcomes and Quality Initiative, which produced more than 250 clinical practice guidelines for management of patients with end-stage renal disease. He also is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and AcademyHealth, and he has published more than 125 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Earl received his AB from Harvard College (summa cum laude), his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government. He performed his residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Mike Subelsky is a Baltimore-based web programmer and co-founder/CTO of STAQ. He is a big believer in Baltimore’s innovation community of artists, technologists, and thinkers, a belief that has powered other projects including Ignite Baltimore and the Baltimore Improv Group. He also served as a U.S. Navy Cryptologic Officer for seven years in a variety of overseas assignments.
Rob is a successful entrepreneur and business executive with an outstanding 19-year track record in building, growing and leading high-tech companies. As the CEO of Higher Logic, his clients’ success is always top of mind. He works to positively impact each of Higher Logic’s clients using smart, collaborative technology.
Prior to Higher Logic, Rob co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer for two technology firms, Active Matter, a web design and development firm that exclusively focused on the not-for-profit market and WaveFront Consulting, an information technology consulting firm.
Each firm quickly grew to profitability which led to each being acquired, WaveFront in 1998 and Active Matter in 2003. Following the acquisition of his companies, Rob held executive roles at First Consulting Group, Inc. (Stock:FCGI) and Advanced Solutions International (ASI).
While at ASI, Rob served as the Principal Product Architect and designed the next generation of their popular association management software named iMIS. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Certificate in Franchise Management from Georgetown University.