Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 Johns Hopkins Alumni in Technology of 2021. Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876 with the inauguration of their first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, where he spoke about their aim of making students “strong, bright, useful, and true.” The awardees highlighted have accomplished exactly that with their advancements in technology. They are leading technology companies focused on changing the trajectory of lives around the world. These companies develop products and solutions in the areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, blockchain, education technology, financial technology, and many other deeply technical areas.

Alumni Bruce Friedrich, the founder of The Good Food Institute, is using creativity and technology to create alternative proteins that are affordable and accessible to all. Others are focused in healthcare, like Sebastian Seiguer and Morad Elmi, the founders of emocha Mobile Health, who have invented systems to engage patients outside the walls of a hospital, improving medication adherence and supporting transitional care management. One thing in common with this year’s awardees is their passion for the betterment of society. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Top 100 Johns Hopkins Alumni in Technology of 2021.

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1. Jehan Chu
Kenetic

Jehan Chu is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kenetic. He first founded the company in 2016. Kenetic is a proprietary trading and venture capital investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain related companies. They are Asia focused but invest in companies globally.

Previously, Chu was a Director at Vermillion Art Collections and before that an Assistant Vice President and Head of Client Development of Asia at Sotheby's. Earlier in his career he worked with eXtraActive as a Web Programmer. Chu earned a master's degree in Cultural Enterprise from The University of Hong Kong and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University.

 

2. Dave McClure
Practical Venture Capital

Dave McClure is the Founder and Managing Partner of Practical Venture Capital. Practical Venture Capital is a Silicon Valley venture capital secondary firm. They buy LP and GP interests in early-stage venture capital funds and their breakout winners. Venture Capital Secondary combines the rapid growth of tech companies with a faster liquidity horizon that is more typical of private equity. Practical Venture Capital investors get discounted access to top venture portfolios that already have $1B+ winners. McClure has 32 years in the financial services industry. He began his career in 1989.

Before founding Practical Venture Capital, McClure was a Founder and Managing Partner at 500 Startups and before that a Director of Marketing at Simply Hired and PayPal. Earlier in his career he founded Aslan Computing and served as the CEO. McClure graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

 

3. Jeffrey Raider
Harry's

Jeffrey Raider began his professional career 15 years ago. Today, he is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Harry’s Inc. Harry’s Inc. started in 2013 with simple, fairly priced products that delivered an amazing experience to men every day via their Ecommerce platform. Since then, Harry’s expanded to the UK, developed relationships with retailers such as Target and Walmart, expanded their grooming brand into a personal care powerhouse, and launched a women’s brand called Flamingo.

Raider first got his start in 2006 as an Associate at Charlesbank Capital Partners before eventually rising to Senior Associate at Charlesbank Capital Partners, his most recent position prior to founding Harry’s Inc. Raider graduated from University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School with an MBA and from Johns Hopkins University with a masters and undergraduate degree in International Studies.

 

4. Christopher Cheung
Boxed

Christopher Cheung is the Co-Founder of Boxed. Identifying as a technology-first company, Boxed is a provider of essential bulk deliveries to families across the United States. Cheung first founded the company in 2013. Boxed was named one of the best places to work by Crain’s New York Business in 2016. They are headquartered in SoHo and have three fulfillment centers around the country in New Jersey, Nevada, and Texas.

Previously, Cheung was a Director of Game Design at Zynga and before that a Co-Founder at Astro Ape Studios, which was acquired by Zynga. Cheung earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

 

5. Aristotle Balogh
Airbnb

Aristotle Balogh is the Chief Technology Officer of Airbnb, an online marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their homes with people who are looking for accommodations in that locale. Their mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere and they are focused on creating an end-to-end travel platform that will handle every part of their user's trips.
Balogh was previously the Chief Technology Officer at Yahoo and Google. Prior to Yahoo, Balogh was Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Global Product Design for VeriSign, Inc. Balogh previously held leadership positions at SRA Corporation and Roadnet Technologies. Balogh holds an MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a bachelors in Electrical and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

 

6. Yury Yakubchyk
Sprout Therapy

Yury Yakubchyk is the Founder and CEO of Sprout. Sprout leverages technology to deliver a better experience to families, providers, and healthcare payers. Since launching in May 2020, they have become one of the fastest growing digital healthcare companies in the United States, expanding from 8 to over 1,000 team members and from a single city to national coverage. Yakubchyk has 6 years in the health, wellness and fitness industry. He began his career in 2015.

Yakubchyk also previously founded Wing, a modern wireless carrier that works with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, and Life house, a tech-enabled hotel management platform. Yakubchyk graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree.

 

7. David Rosskamp
June Fund

David Rosskamp began his professional career 9 years ago. Today, he is the Managing Partner and Founder of June Fund. June Fund invests into new paradigms across all stages from networks to infrastructures to open software platforms.

Rosskamp first got his start in 2012 as a Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Saatchi Art. Rosskamp graduated from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies with a MA in International Relations and Economics and from Bucerius Law School with an undergraduate degree.

 

8. Karen Page
B Capital Group

Karen Page is the General Partner of B Capital Group. She first joined the company in 2019. B Capital Group is a multi-stage, international investment firm founded in 2015 by Raj Ganguly, Eduardo Saverin, Howard Morgan, and Kabir Narang. B Capital invests in companies transforming large traditional industries across borders and geographies in emerging technologies.

Previously, Page was a Senior Director at Apple and before that she founded Box and served as their SVP of Industry. Earlier in her career she worked with LexisNexis as a Hawaii Regional Manager. Page earned an MS in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and an undergraduate degree in International Business and Marketing from Towson University.

 

9. David Lighton
SendFriend

David Lighton is the Founder and CEO of SendFriend, a money transfer company. SendFriend leverages blockchain technology to reduce the cost of service by 65% from the industry average. Lighton has 8 years in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2013.

Before founding SendFriend, Lighton was an Analyst at the Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti at The World Bank. He is also the Co-Founder of Lithium Finance. Lighton graduated from Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies with a MA in International Economics, from MIT Sloan School of Management with an MBA and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in International Relations.

 

10. Rajeev Goel
PubMatic

Rajeev Goel began his professional career 25 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of PubMatic. The PubMatic platform empowers independent app developers and publishers to control and maximize their digital advertising businesses and enables advertisers to drive ROI by reaching and engaging their target audiences in brand-safe, premium environments across ad formats and devices.

Goel first got his start in 1996 as a Co-Founder and VP of technology at Chipshot.com, He later served as a Senior Director of Product Marketing at SAP, his most recent position prior to founding PubMatic. Goel graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a MS in Computer and Information Technology and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Economics, Political Science and Spanish.

 

11. Frank M. Sands, Jr.
Sands Capital

Frank M. Sands is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Sands Capital. He first joined the company in 2000 and has previously served as Director of Research and Senior Portfolio Manager. Sands Capital is an active, long-term investor in leading innovative businesses, globally. They seek to invest in technology and life sciences businesses from Series A through public listing.

Previously, Sands was a Principal, Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Fayez Sarofim & Co. Sands earned an MBA from University of Virginia Darden School of Business, a MS in Real Estate Development and Finance from Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University.

 

12. Chieh Huang
Boxed

Chieh Huang is the CEO of Boxed. Identifying as a technology-first company, Boxed is a provider of essential bulk deliveries to families across the United States. He first joined the company in 2013. Boxed was named one of the best places to work by Crain’s New York Business in 2016. They are headquartered in SoHo and have three fulfillment centers around the country in New Jersey, Nevada, and Texas.Huang has 14 years in the consumer goods industry. He began his career in 2007.

Before joining Boxed, Huang was a Director at Zynga NY and before that a CEO at Astro Ape. Earlier in his career he worked with Proskauer Rose LLP as an Associate. Huang graduated from Fordham University School of Law with a JD and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

13. Alex Zhavoronkov
Insilico Medicine

Alex Zhavoronkov began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine. Insilico Medicine is an artificial intelligence company headquartered in Hong Kong, with R&D and management resources in the USA, Belgium, Russia, UK, Taiwan, and China sourced through hackathons and competitions.

Zhavoronkov first got his start in 2001 as a Product Marketing Engineer at PMC-Sierra, Inc. From there, he went on to ATI Technologies, before eventually founding The International Aging Research Portfolio, his most recent role prior to founding Insilico Medicine. Zhavoronkov graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a PhD in Physics, from Johns Hopkins University with a master of science in Biotechnology and from Queen's University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

14. Ethan D. Leder
Precision Medicine Group

Ethan D. Leder is the Founding Partner and Executive of Precision Medicine Group. He first founded the company in 2012. Precision Medicine Group accelerates values and improves outcomes for innovative pharmaceutical and life science companies. They integrate deep science, advanced technology, clinical trial expertise, and manufacturing services to advance clinical development around the globe in turn reducing costs, minimizing risks, and accelerating access to life-changing treatments.

Previously, Leder was a Founding Partner and Executive at United Biosource Corporation and before that a Founding Partner and Executive at US Bioservices. Earlier in his career he founded Healthcare Financial Partners. Leder earned a JD in law from Georgetown University Law Center and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

 

15. Ray Wang
Constellation Research

Ray Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder and Chairman of Constellation Research. Constellation Research is passionate about how business models can be transformed by disruptive technology. They achieve this by researching the technologies and business models that not only disrupt but can also transform innovation. Wang has 17 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 2004.

Before founding Constellation Research, Wang was a founding partner at Altimeter Group and before that a Vice President at Forrester Research. Earlier in his career he worked with PeopleSoft as a Senior Product Manager. Wang graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a masters in Health Finance and Management and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences and Public Health.

 

16. Adegoke Olubusi
Helium Health

Adegoke Olubusi began his professional career 10 years ago. Today, he is the Co-founder and CEO of Helium Health. Helium Health is the largest provider of full-service technology solutions for all healthcare stakeholders in emerging markets. Their foundation of which is their SaaS based electronic medical records/hospital management information system

Olubusi first got his start in 2011 as a Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs. From there, he went on to PayPal, before eventually founding KingsChat, his most recent position prior to founding Helium Health. Olubusi graduated from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering with a MS in Engineering and Industrial Management and from Morgan State University with an undergraduate degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering.

 

17. Robert Mittendorff
B Capital Group

Robert Mittendorff is the General Partner and Head of Healthcare of B Capital Group. He first joined the company in 2021. B Capital invests in emerging technology companies transforming large traditional industries across borders and geographies.

Previously, Mittendorff was a Co-Head of the Healthcare Group at Norwest Venture Partners and before that a Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Hansen Medical. Earlier in his career he worked with Merck as a Strategy Analyst. Mittendorff earned a MD and MBA from Harvard Medical School and an undergraduate degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

 

18. Charles Huang
Lynchpin Capital Partners

Charles Huang is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lynchpin Capital Partners. Linchpin offers sales automation solutions to help IT companies gain and retain customers, and obtain market leadership. Huang has 21 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2000.

Before founding Lynchpin Capital Partners, Huang was the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Development at Catasys Inc. and before that a Partner at Convergence Group.io. Earlier in his career he worked with Towers Perrin as an Associate. Huang graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA, from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government with a MPA and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Public Health.

 

19. Andrew Ackerman
Dreamit Ventures

Andrew Ackerman began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the Venture Partner of Dreamit Ventures. Dreamit partners with startups with demonstrable traction that are looking to rapidly gain customers, initiate new partnerships, and raise additional capital. Broken into three groups, their Dreamit Urbantech is designed for real estate tech and construction tech startups.

Ackerman first got his start in 1999 as a Product Manager at Kaplan Test Prep Online. From there, he went on to Bunk1.com, before eventually rising to CEO at Layercake, his most recent position prior to joining Dreamit Ventures. Ackerman graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in Operations and Marketing and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science.

 

20. Galia Benartzi
Bancor

Galia Benartzi is the Co-Founder of Bancor. She first founded the company in 2017. Bancor is an on-chain liquidity protocol that enables automated, decentralized token exchange on Ethereum and across blockchains.

Previously, Benartzi was a Venture Partner at Founders Fund and before that a Co-Founder and CEO at Particle Code Inc. Earlier in her career she worked with Mytopia as a VP of business development. Benartzi earned a MA in International Relations and International Economics
from Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College.

 

21. Wes Nichols
March Capital

Wes Nichols is a Partner of March Capital. March Capital is a top-tier venture growth firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California and has been investing globally since 2014. They have a unique view of how technology can bring vast positive change to the planet. Nichols has 34 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1987.

Before joining March Capital, Nichols was a Co-Founder and CEO at MarketShare and before that a Chief Strategy Officer at Neustar. Earlier in his career he worked with Response Marketing Group as a Strategic Director and Managing Director. Nichols graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a masters in Business Management and from Randolph-Macon College with an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

 

22. Patrick Wardle
SWEASH

Patrick Wardle began his professional career 13 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of SWEASH. Sweash is the patented unification of a water-sport leash with a technical component such as a watch, iPod, or similar device. Currently a conceptual product, Sweash aims to increase both the quality and the amount of time spent on the water.

Wardle first got his start in 2008 as a Chief Science Officer at Vulnerability Research Labs. From there, he went on to Synack, Inc., before eventually founding Digita Security where he served as the Chief Research Officer, his most recent position prior to joining SWEASH. Wardle graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a MS in Computer Science and Security Informatics and from University of Hawaii at Manoa with an undergraduate degree in Information and Computer Science.

 

23. Paul Grossinger
Gaingels

Paul Grossinger is the Founder of Gaingels. He first founded the company in 2018. Gaingels is the leading investment syndicate in support of diversity and representing the LGBTQ community and allies in the venture capital space. They invest across a variety of sectors, from technology, to B2B, healthcare and consumer, in competitive and over-subscribed rounds from Seed to Growth/pre-IP.

Previously, Grossinger founded Blue Jay Syndicate and before that he was a General Partner at A-Level Capital, LLC. Earlier in his career he worked with L&M Media as an Editor and Partner. Grossinger earned a MS in Journalism from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.

 

24. Dave Troy
410Labs

Dave Troy is the CEO of 410Labs. 410Labs produces a suite of socially-productive tools and applications that improve communication and access to information. Troy has 35 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 1986.

Before joining 410Labs, Troy was a organizer at Beehive Baltimore and before that a
President and CEO at popvox, LLC. Earlier in his career he worked with ToadNet as a President and CEO. Troy graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts and Computer Science.

 

25. Gautam Ivatury
ALMA Impact Debt Platform

Gautam Ivatury began his professional career 21 years ago. Today, he is the Director of ALMA Impact Debt Platform. ALMA uses innovative technology to provide creative debt financing to companies making a positive social impact.

Ivatury first got his start in 2000 as a President at GS Partners Inc. From there, he went on to IFC - International Finance Corporation, before eventually co-founding HAPPY, his most recent role prior to joining ALMA Impact Debt Platform. Ivatury graduated from Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies with a MA in International Economics and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in International Studies.

 

26. Meaghan Rose
Rocksbox

Meaghan Rose is the Founder and CEO of Rocksbox. She first founded the company in 2012. Rocksbox is transforming the way women discover and buy jewelry through a technology-enabled, personalized rental experience.

Previously, Rose was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and before that an Associate of Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. Rose earned an MBA in Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, a MS in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from George Mason University.

 

27. Donald Brown
LifeOmic

Donald Brown is the CEO of LifeOmic. LifeOmic is a software company that offers disruptive solutions to healthcare providers, researchers, health IT companies and patients. Brown has 33 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 1988.

Before joining LifeOmic, Brown was a CEO at Genesys Interactive Intelligence and before that a CEO at Software Artistry. Brown graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine with a MD, from Johns Hopkins University with a MS in Biotechnology, from Indiana University Bloomington with a MS in Computer Science and from Indiana University Bloomington with an undergraduate degree in Physics.

 

28. Sed S. Haddad
Eclectic Ventures

Sed S. Haddad is a Principal and Founder of Eclectic Ventures, a holding company for commercial ventures. The firm has raised more than $6 million in venture capital. Eclectic Ventures is crossing all industry borders with one goal in mind; endless pursuit of projects with innovative breakthroughs in technology and social change initiatives. Haddad has 22 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1999.

Before founding Eclectic Ventures, Haddad founded FunXion where he served as a Principal, and before that he was the Technology Division Director at Robert Half International. Earlier in his career he worked with United Negro College Fund as a Director of Information Technology. Haddad graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a MS in Finance and from Marymount University with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance.

 

29. Chris Pacitti
Elsewhere Partners

Chris Pacitti is the Founder and Partner of Elsewhere Partners. He first founded the company in 2017. Elsewhere Partners is a growth-stage venture capital firm that makes seven-figure investments in Elsewhere Outliers – business software companies that are located outside of traditional venture capital hubs and have achieved substantial customer traction and revenue growth without significant outside funding.

Previously, Pacitti was a Founding Partner at AVX Partners and before that a Vice President at TL Ventures. Pacitti earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

 

30. Jorge Conde
Andreessen Horowitz

Jorge Conde is the General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California, that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. Conde has 15 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2006.

Before joining Andreessen Horowitz, Conde was a Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Product Officer at Syros Pharmaceuticals. He previously co-founded Knome Inc. where he served as a CEO. Earlier in his career he worked with MedImmune as a Marketing and Operations Manager. Conde graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA, from Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology with a MS and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Biology.

 

31. Douglas Murray
Valtix

Douglas Murray began his professional career 21 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Valtix. Valtix makes network security for public cloud applications shockingly simple. It automatically discovers users' apps and enables admins to specify deep inspection policies within minutes.

Murray first got his start in 2000 as a VP and Chief Marketing Officer at Sanrise Group. From there, he went on to Sun Microsystems before eventually rising to CEO at Big Switch Networks, his most recent position prior to joining Valtix. Murray graduated from Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School with an MBA in Leadership and Management and from Colgate University with an undergraduate degree in History.

 

32. James Segil
Openpath

James Segil began his professional career 28 years ago. Today, he is the President and Co-Founder of Openpath Security Inc. Openpath creates touchless access control solutions for any building.

Segil first got his start in 1993 as a Product Manager at Mattel. From there, he went on to Virtualis, before eventually rising to Chief Marketing Officer of Verizon Digital Media Services at Verizon, his most recent position prior to founding Openpath Security Inc. Segil graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Spanish.

 

33. Jon Sugihara
BCG Digital Ventures

Jon Sugihara is a Partner and Director of Product of BCG Digital Ventures. He first joined the company in 2020. BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate innovation and digital business-building arm of Boston Consulting Group.

Previously, Sugihara was a Head of Strategic Partnerships at Google and before that a Chief Product Officer at KODAKIT. Earlier in his career he worked with Sapient as an Engineer. Sugihara earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

 

34. Stewart Gollmer
Tenaya Capital

Stewart Gollmer is a Managing Director at Tenaya Capital. Tenaya Capital is a venture capital fund focused on early growth technology. Gollmer has 11 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1998.

Before joining Tenaya Capital, Gollmer was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. Gollmer graduated from University of Chicago with an MBA in Finance and Accounting, from BYU Law School with a JD and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.

 

35. Simeon George
SR One

Simeon George began his professional career 17 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of SR One. SR One Capital Management is a leading trans-Atlantic biotech venture capital firm that partners with top entrepreneurs, scientists and investment partners to seek to build elite biotechnology companies.

George first got his start in 2004 as an Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs. George graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with a MD, from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School with an MBA and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree.

 

36. David Gutelius
Motiva AI

David Gutelius is the Co-Founder and CEO of Motiva.ai. He first founded the company in 2016. Motiva AI is intelligence for marketing automation. They help their clients create campaigns that listen and adapt to audiences dynamically. Motiva AI learns what marketing messaging appeals to a given audience and automatically adapts the campaign for best fit and performance.

Previously, Gutelius was a Product Lead at AGL Energy and before that a Chief Social Scientist at Jive Software. Earlier in his career he co-founded PlanetQuest and served as its Executive Director. Gutelius earned a PhD and MAin Economic History from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in History and World Perspectives from Principia College.

 

37. Zhifei Li
Mobvoi

Zhifei Li is the CEO and Founder of Mobvoi. Mobvoi aims to push the boundaries of next generation human-machine interaction with AI technology. Mobvoi has developed its own Chinese voice technologies in the fields of voice recognition, natural language processing, and vertical search. Li has 21 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 2000.

Before founding Mobvoi, Li was a Research Scientist at Google and before that a Project Manager at China MobileSoft. Li graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a PhD.

 

38. Girish Rishi
Blue Yonder

Girish Rishi is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Yonder. He first joined the company in 2017. Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Their intelligent, end-to-end platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to seamlessly predict, pivot and fulfill customer demand.

Previously, Rishi was an Executive Vice President at Tyco International and before that a Senior Vice President at Motorola Solutions. Rishi earned a masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, an MBA from University of Hartford and an undergraduate degree from University of Mumbai.

 

39. Adam Berke
WorkPatterns

Adam Berke is the Co-Founder and CEO of WorkPatterns. WorkPatterns is a people management app that gives managers tools for unlocking the potential of their teams. Berke has 20 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 2001.

Before founding WorkPatterns, Berke was a President and CMO at NextRoll, Inc. and before that a Co-Founder and Board Member at My Ride to Vote. Earlier in his career he worked with Philips Medical Systems as a Business Development Associate. Berke graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

40. Christoph Lengauer
Third Rock Ventures

Christoph Lengauer began his professional career 16 years ago. Today, he is a Partner of Third Rock Ventures. Third Rock Ventures invests in transformational life science companies that show high growth potential

Lengauer first got his start in 2005 as a Unit Head at Novartis. From there, he went on to Sanofi, before eventually rising to CSO at MOMA Therapeutics, his most recent position prior to joining Third Rock Ventures. Lengauer graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a PhD in Molecular Biology, from Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School with an MBA in Medical Services Management and from Heidelberg University with a PhD in Biology.

 

41. Brian Hoffman
OB1

Brian Hoffman is the CEO of OB1. He first joined the company in 2015. OB1 helps make trade free for everyone, everywhere through a Bitcoin-based decentralized peer to peer marketplace.

Previously, Hoffman was a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and before he founded Movie Tracker. Earlier in his career he worked with Technology TEAM, Inc. as a Web Designer. Hoffman earned an MBA from Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from James Madison University.

 

42. Jia Shen
GC Turbo

Jia Shen is the CEO of GC Turbo. GC Turbo is a leading game company working with top companies such as Line, Gree, and Disney. Shen has 21 years in the computer games industry. He began his career in 2000.

Before joining GC Turbo, Shen was an Asia Manager at Game Closure and before that a CEO at PowerCore, Inc. Earlier in his career he worked with Open Harbor as a Technical Solutions Manager. Shen graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

 

43. Theo Schlossnagle
Circonus

Theo Schlossnagle began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and Distinguished Engineer of Circonus. Circonus delivers crystal-clear, real-time visibility of the behavior, health, trends, and performance of traditional infrastructure and cloud-based technologies in one powerful, unified platform.

Schlossnagle first got his start in 1999 as the founder of SparkPost. From there, he went on to OmniTI Computer Consulting, Inc., before eventually founding Fontdeck, his most venture position prior to founding Circonus. Schlossnagle graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a MSE in Computer Science and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

44. John Avirett
Greenspring Associates

John Avirett is the General Partner of Greenspring Associates. He first joined the company in 2005. Greenspring Associates, founded in 2000, is a leading global venture capital investment firm that offers institutional and individual investors a comprehensive platform dedicated to the asset class. Their primary focus is in information technology, biotechnology, healthcare and telecommunications.

Previously, Avirett was an Associate at Zurich Financial Services. Avirett earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.

 

45. Rachel Jarrett
Zola

Rachel Jarrett is the President and COO of Zola. Zola is an online wedding registry, wedding planner and retailer. They combine compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. Jarrett has 24 years in the internet industry. She began her career in 1997.

Before joining Zola, Jarrett was a Principal and Owner at Chocolate Works Upper East Side and before that a General Manager at Gilt Groupe. Earlier in her career she worked with the US Government as a Political and Economic Analyst. Jarrett graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA in Marketing and Strategy and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in International Relations.

 

46. Tim Schaller
New Enterprise Associates

Tim Schaller is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of New Enterprise Associates. New Enterprise Associates partners with founders in technology and healthcare to turn big ideas and bold aspirations into the products, services and solutions that shape the future. Schaller has 13 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2008.

Schaller graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree and from
Loyola University with an undergraduate degree.

 

47. Scott Edington
Deep Labs

Scott Edington began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Deep Labs. Deep Labs is an AI startup that creates patented persona-based, context-aware decisions, and risk systems.

Edington first got his start in 1999 as a Head of Technology Injection Programs at Booz Allen Hamilton, before eventually rising to Global Head of R&D and Open Innovation at Visa, his most recent position prior to joining Deep Labs. Edington graduated from Johns Hopkins University and University of Virginia with undergraduate degrees.

 

48. Christopher Zarins
HeartFlow

Christopher Zarins is the Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs of HeartFlow. He first joined the company in 2010. HeartFlow is a medical technology company transforming the way cardiovascular disease is diagnosed and treated.

Previously, Zarins was a Professor of Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. Zarins earned a MD from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree from Lehigh University.

 

49. Matthew Berk
Bean Box

Matthew Berk is the CEO of Bean Box. Bean Box's mission is to become the leading direct-to-consumer brand for specialty coffee at home. It was founded to share the joy of small-batch, locally-roasted beans with coffee lovers around the country, leveraging their technology and expertise to help consumers discover their next favorite cup.Berk has 25 years in the retail industry. He began his career in 1996.

Before joining Bean Box, Berk was an EVP of Product Engineering at Marchex and before that he founded Open List Inc. where he served as the CTO. Earlier in his career he worked with Inc.com as a VP of Technology. He also currently serves as the CEO and CTO for Lucky Oyster Inc. Berk graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a MA in Early Modern English Literature and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in English and Comparative Literature.

 

50. Ranjeet Bhatia
Saffron Hill Ventures

Ranjeet Bhatia began his professional career 9 years ago. Today, he is the Partner and Managing Director of Saffron Hill Ventures. Saffron Hill was founded in 2000 by a group of principals and shareholders to pursue opportunities presented by the rapid growth of the European technology sectors.

Bhatia graduated from University of California, Los Angeles - The Anderson School of Management with an MBA, from Johns Hopkins University with an MA in International Relations and Economics and from Occidental College with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science.

 

51. Elizabeth Galbut
SoGal Ventures

Elizabeth Galbut is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SoGal Ventures. She first founded the company in 2017. SoGal Ventures is a women-led millennial venture capital firm investing in early stage tech-business startups in the US and Asia with diverse founding teams.

Previously, Galbut was a Managing Director and President of the Innovation Factory at Johns Hopkins. She was also previously a Business Analyst at Deloitte. She currently serves as Co-President and Board Member of SoGal Foundations. Galbut earned an MBA from Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, an MA in Design Leadership from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an undergraduate degree in Economics Government from Georgetown University.

 

52. Josh Devon
Flashpoint

Josh Devon began his professional career 19 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Operating Officer of Flashpoint. Flashpoint is the globally trusted leader in risk intelligence for organizations that demand the fastest, most comprehensive coverage of threatening activity on the internet. They partner with customers across the private and public sectors to help them rapidly identify and mitigate their most critical security risks.

Devon first got his start in 2002 as a Co-Founder and Assistant Director at SITE Intelligence Group. Devon graduated from Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies with a MA in International Relations and Economics and from University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

53. Shiv Gaglani
Osmosis

Shiv Gaglani is the Co-Founder and CEO of Osmosis. He first founded the company in 2016. Osmosis.org is a leading health education platform with an audience of millions of current and future healthcare professionals and their patients and family members.

Previously, Gaglani was an Editor at Medgadget and before that a Co-Founder and Chairman at Quantified Care. Gaglani earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and Health Policy from Harvard University.

 

54. Clarence Wooten
Revitalize Venture Studio

Clarence Wooten began his professional career 23 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and General Partner of Revitalize Venture Studio. Revitalize is focused on creating and launching successful SaaS and platform-based software startups led by diverse teams.

Wooten first got his start in 1998 as a Co-Founder and CEO at ImageCafe.com. From there, he went on to Network Solutions, before eventually founding Progressly where he served as CEO and Chairman, his most recent positions prior to founding Revitalize Venture Studio. Wooten graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Business and Management.

 

55. David Hirsch
Longitude Capital

David Hirsch is the Founder and Managing Director of Longitude Capital. Longitude Capital specializes in making venture growth investments in biotechnology, medical technology and health solutions companies that seek to improve clinical outcomes, enhance quality of life and/or reduce system costs. Hirsch has 20 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 2001.

Before founding Longitude Capital, Hirsch was a Vice President at Pequot Capital and before that an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. Hirsch graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in Biology, from Harvard Medical School with an MD and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Biology.

 

56. Bruce Friedrich
The Good Food Institute

Bruce Friedrich began his professional career 25 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of The Good Food Institute. The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working internationally to make alternative proteins like plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible using cutting edge technologies.

Friedrich first got his start in 1996 as a Vice President of International Grassroots Campaigns at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, before eventually rising to Director of Policy at Farm Sanctuary, his most recent position prior to founding The Good Food Institute. Friedrich graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a JD, from Johns Hopkins University with an MA in Education, and from The London School of Economics and Political Science with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

57. Ronald Duncan
GCI

Ronald Duncan is the CEO and Co-Founder of GCI. He first founded the company in 1979. GCI has grown to become the largest telecommunications provider in Alaska, with more than 2,000 employees and almost $1 billion in revenues. In 2017, GCI and Liberty Interactive Corporation signed an agreement to combine GCI with certain assets of Liberty Ventures Group to create a new corporation with an enterprise value of $8.4 billion to be called GCI Liberty.

Duncan earned an MBA from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

 

58. Gregg Johnson
Invoca

Gregg Johnson is the CEO of Invoca. He first joined the company in 2016. Invoca’s active conversation intelligence platform enables marketing, eCommerce, sales, and customer experience teams to understand and immediately act on the information consumers share via conversations.

Previously, Johnson was a SVP of Product Management and the Marketing Cloud at Salesforce and before that a Sales and Marketing Manager at Ullink. Earlier in his career he worked with Mitchell Madison Group as an Associate. Johnson earned an MBA from Wharton School of Business, an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Stanford University.

 

59. Manuel Terranova
Peaxy

Manuel Terranova is the President and CEO of Peaxy. Peaxy was founded in 2012 to help companies unlock the value of their industrial data by applying machine learning and advanced analytics. Terranova has 25 years in the computer software industry. He began his career in 1996.

Before joining Peaxy, Terranova was a SVP of Regional Operations at GE Oil & Gas and before that a SVP of Subsea Products at GE. Earlier in his career he worked with PARC, a Xerox Company as an Internet Manager. Terranova graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a MA in International Law and Economics and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and German studies.

 

60. Janice Chen
Mammoth Biosciences

Janice Chen began her professional career 3 years ago. Today, she is the Co-Founder and CTO of Mammoth Biosciences. Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to improve lives by reading and writing the code of life.

Chen graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

 

61. Alok Aggarwal
Scry Analytics

Alok Aggarwal is the Chairman, CEO and Chief Data Scientist of Scry Analytics. He first joined the company in 2014. Scry Analytics is building enterprise applications that use proprietary AI-based algorithms, which clients can use on a stand-alone basis or in their solutions. Its platforms incorporate proprietary algorithms related to hyper-graphs and anomaly detection.

Previously, Aggarwal was a Co-Founder and Chairman at Evalueserve and before that a Director of Emerging Business Opportunities at IBM Research. Earlier in his career he worked with IBM Research Division as a Computer Scientist. Aggarwal earned a PhD in eEectrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

 

62. Rick Costantino
Group14 Technologies

Rick Costantino is the Co-Founder and CTO of Group14 Technologies. Group14 brings new finely-tuned performance capabilities to the era of the lithium-silicon battery. Costantino has 26 years in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. He began his career in 1995.

Before founding Group14 Technologies, Costantino was a Vice President of R&D at enerG2 Technologies and before the Founder at Costantino Consulting. Earlier in his career he worked with Genentech as a Scientist. Costantino graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in Chemical Engineering, from Johns Hopkins University with a MS in Chemical Engineering and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering.

 

63. David Shi
Operator

David Shi began his professional career 3 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Operator. Operator is an all-in-one data automation platform that makes it easy to eliminate repetitive work by connecting any application.

Shi first got his start in 2018 when co-founding Atana where he served as the CEO, before eventually moving on to co-found Trimwire where he also served as CEO, his most recent position prior to founding Operator. Shi graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

64. Anne Osdoit
MD Start

Anne Osdoit is a Partner of MD Start. She first joined the company in 2014. MD Start is a Europe-based medical technologies accelerator, dedicated to creating, funding and growing start-up companies developing innovative medical devices invented by clinicians and researchers.

Previously, Osdoit was a Director of Marketing and Clinical Affairs at Mauna Kea Technologies. Osdoit earned a MS in Engineering from Ecole polytechnique and MS in Medical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

 

65. Stephen Mathai-Davis
Q.ai

Stephen Mathai-Davis is the Founder and CEO of Q.ai. Q.ai, a Forbes Company, is powering a personal wealth movement, using artificial intelligence and advanced quantitative techniques to revolutionize investment possibilities. Mathai-Davis has 13 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 2008.

Before founding Q.ai, Mathai-Davis was a Co-Founder, Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer at Quantamize and Centauri Investment Management. Earlier in his career he worked with PineBridge Investments as a Research Analyst. Mathai-Davis graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in International Studies.

 

66. Peter Li
Peloton Interactive

Peter Li began his professional career 12 years ago. Today, he is the Director of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision of Peloton Interactive. Peloton is the largest interactive fitness platform in the world, with a loyal community of more than 4.4 million members.

Li first got his start in 2009 as a Senior Analyst at Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth. From there, he went on to Sound Body Challenge, before eventually co-founding Atlas Wearables where he served as CEO, his most recent position prior to joining Peloton Interactive. Li graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master of science in Biomedical Engineering and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Management.

 

67. Patrick Deem
Pioneer Fund

Patrick Deem is a Venture Partner of Pioneer Fund. He first joined the company in 2018. Pioneer Fund is an independent and membership-driven venture capital fund investing in innovative technology companies.

Previously, Deem was a Co-Founder, CFO and Head of Business Development at Voodoo Manufacturing, Inc. and before that a Project Manager to the President and Had of M&A and Strategic Partnerships at MakerBot. Earlier in his career he worked with Bank of America Securities as an Investment Banking Analyst. Deem earned an MBA from The Wharton School, a MA in International Studies from University of Pennsylvania - The Lauder Institute and an undergraduate degree in International Studies and Russian from Johns Hopkins University.

 

68. Morad Elmi
Emocha Mobile Health

Morad Elmi is a Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of emocha Mobile Health. emocha uses video technology and human engagement to empower patients to take every dose of medication as prescribed. emocha facilitates a daily touchpoint for patients in order to expand access to treatment, extend the reach of existing care teams, and retain patients in care. Elmi has 14 years in the hospital and healthcare industry. He began his career in 2007.

Before founding Emocha Health, Elmi was a Marketing Associate at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and before that an MBA associate at Opower. Earlier in his career he worked with the U.S. House of Representatives as a Legislative Correspondent. Elmi graduated from Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School with an MBA and from Miami University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Pre-Medicine.

 

69. Cenk Sidar
GlobalWonks

Cenk Sidar began his professional career 14 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of GlobalWonks. GlobalWonks provides the world’s leading enterprises a comprehensive toolkit to easily discover, validate, and leverage expert knowledge from inside or outside their organization in real time.

Sidar first got his start in 2007 as a Director of Infrastructure, Energy and Defence Programs at American-Turkish Council. From there, he went on to ConStrat, before eventually rising to President at Sidar Global Ventures, his most recent position prior to founding GlobalWonks. Sidar graduated from Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies with a MA in International Relations and International Economics and from Istanbul Bilgi University with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and International Relations.

 

70. Jatin Chhugani
Suki

Jatin Chhugani is the Vice President and Head of Engineering of Suki. He first joined the company in 2020. Suki is an AI-powered, voice-enabled digital assistant for doctors that lifts the burden of documentation, enabling them to focus on what they love: treating patients.

Previously, Chhugani was a Senior Director of Engineering at Adobe and before that the Head of AI Labs at Flipkart. Earlier in his career he worked with Intel as a Senior Research Scientist of the Parallel Computing Lab. Chhugani earned a PhD in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

 

71. Russell Stein
Cybereason

Russell Stein is the Chief Financial Officer of Cybereason. Cybereason is the champion for today’s cyber defenders providing future-ready attack protection that unifies security from the endpoint, to the enterprise, to everywhere the risk happens. Stein has 27 years in the computer and network security industry. He began his career in 1994.

Before joining Cybereason, Stein was an Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Investment at Intellectual Ventures and before that a CEO and President at Community USA Holdco. Earlier in his career he worked with Merrill Lynch in several roles including CEO and Head of Global Finance. Stein graduated from Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies with a MA in International Relations and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in International Relations.

 

72. Nikhil Vadhavkar
Raptor Maps

Nikhil Vadhavkar began his professional career 6 years ago. Today, he is the President and CEO of Raptor Maps. Raptor Maps offers an advanced software platform to standardize data, analyze insights and collaborate across solar. Commissioning info, serial number mapping, equipment records, inspections, aerial thermography, warranty claims, mobile tools and more are all powered by their industry-leading data model.

Vadhavkar graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a MS in Engineering Management and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

 

73. Manik Bhat
Healthify

Manik Bhat is the Founder and CEO of Healthify. He first founded the company in 2020. Healthify builds the infrastructure to support end-to-end care coordination across their social service networks. With Healthify’s accountable, social service network, supported by their intuitive referral platform, users can coordinate social services for its members with ease and ensure that they receive the services they need to thrive.

Previously, Bhat was a Genetic Neurobiology Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins Hospital and before that a Campus Coordinator, Patient Advocate, and Case Manager at Health Leads. Bhat earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Johns Hopkins University.

 

74. Sebastian Seiguer
emocha Mobile Health

Sebastian Seiguer is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of emocha Mobile Health. emocha uses video technology and human engagement to empower patients to take every dose of medication as prescribed. emocha facilitates a daily touchpoint for patients in order to expand access to treatment, extend the reach of existing care teams, and retain patients in care. Seiguer has 23 years in the hospital and healthcare industry. He began his career in 1998.

Before founding emocha Health, Seiguer was a CEO and Co-Founder of San Francisco Coffee Company GmbH and before that an Associate at Allen & Overy. Seiguer graduated from Columbia Law School with a JD, from Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School with an MBA in Healthcare and Finance, and from Columbia College with an undergraduate degree in English.

 

75. Alex De Simone
Avochato

Alex De Simone began his professional career 9 years ago. Today, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Avochato Inc. Avochato is an enterprise mobile messaging company that gives teams the tools needed to have lasting, ongoing, two-way messaging conversations with their customers.

De Simone first got his start in 2012 as a Mobile Developer at Moovweb, before eventually co-founding Jobr Inc., his most recent venture prior to founding Avochato. De Simone graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA, from Stanford University with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

76. Hesam Motlagh
Khosla Ventures

Hesam Motlagh is the Chief of Staff to Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures. He first joined the company in 2021. Khosla Ventures provides venture assistance and strategic advice to entrepreneurs working on breakthrough technologies.

Previously, Motlagh was a Senior Corporate Strategy and Finance Analyst at Seer and before that a Quantitative Research Analyst at Croft-Leominster. Earlier in his career he worked with Johns Hopkins University as a Molecular and Computational Biophysicist. Motlagh earned a PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Mathematics and Statistics from Miami University.

 

77. Jeffrey J. Guy
Sevco Security

Jeffrey J. Guy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sevco Security. Sevco Security is a company of cyber experts building services and products for cyber experts. Guy has 16 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 2005.

Before founding Sevco Security, Guy was a Chief Operating Officer at JASK and before that a Founding Engineer and Product Manager at Carbon Black, Inc. Earlier in his career he worked with ManTech as a VP and General Manager. Guy graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a MS in Computer Science and from Case Western Reserve University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering.

 

78. David West
Proscia

David West began his professional career 7 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Proscia. Proscia is fighting cancer with intelligent software that changes the way the world practices pathology.

West graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.

 

79. Justin Kamm
Fyncr

Justin Kamm is the Co-Founder of Fyncr. He first founded the company in 2020. Fyncr is a platform that lets users manage all of their credit card bills in one place, enabling them to repay from any account to earn rewards across multiple brands of their choice.

Previously, Kamm was a Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Crown Predator Holdings and before that a Chief Operating Officer and Board Member at AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Kamm earned a MS from University of Miami and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

 

80. Paul Ryan
OpenX

Paul Ryan is the CTO and Product Lead of OpenX. OpenX powers highly relevant advertising, delivering quality and value to consumers, publishers and marketers across every type of connected screen and ad format globally. Ryan has 34 years in the internet industry. He began his career in 1987.

Before joining OpenX, Ryan was a CTO and Founder at Zowdow and before that a SVP of Consumer Platform at YP. Earlier in his career he worked with Digital Equipment Corporation as a Manager of Software Services. Ryan graduated from University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School with an MBA, from Johns Hopkins University with a MS in Computer Science and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in EECS.

 

81. John Whalen
Brilliant Experience

John Whalen is Partner, Psychological Insights & Innovation at Brilliant Experience. Brilliant Experience is a customer research and innovation studio. They use research methods grounded in cognitive science to craft best-in-class experiences that are captivating, magical, and radically intuitive. He first joined the company in 2011.

In addition to his roles with Brilliant Experience, Whalen is the author of Designing for How People Think: Using Brain Science to Build Better Products (O'Reilly). Previously, Whalen was a Chief Experience Officer at 10Pearls and before that a Vice President of User Experience for Bridgeline Digital. Earlier in his career he worked with Human Factors International as a Project Director. John is a former President of UX Professional Association (UXPA) DC. He also speaks at conferences internationally including UXPA, Modev UX, and O'Reilly AI Conference. Whalen earned a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from McGill University.

 

82. Sinan Ozdemir
Kylie.ai

Sinan Ozdemir is the Founder of the recently acquired Kylie.ai. Kylie.ai is the leader in AI cloning technology and the only provider of their proprietary AI process that allows for conversational AI to handle complex conversations.

Ozdemir is a former lecturer of Data Science at Johns Hopkins University and the author of multiple textbooks on data science and machine learning. He is also the Director of Data Science at Directly, managing the AI and machine learning models that power the company’s intelligent customer support platform. Ozdemir holds a masters degree in Pure Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University.

 

83. Ivor Royston
Viracta Therapeutics, Inc.

Ivor Royston began his professional career 36 years ago. Today, he is the CEO and President of Viracta Therapeutics, Inc. Viracta is focused on advancing a proprietary viral gene activation therapy to address cancers associated with the Epstein-Barr Virus, and is pursuing opportunities to address other serious virus-associated diseases.

Royston first got his start in 1985 as a Founder and Director at Biogen Idec. From there, he went on to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, before eventually rising to Managing Partner at Forward Ventures, his most recent position prior to joining Viracta Therapeutics, Inc. Royston graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a MD.

 

84. David Connolly
Ernst & Young

David Connolly is a Global Managing Partner of Ernst & Young. Ernst & Young exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Connolly and his team have defined a multitude of business-driven, insurtech-enabled solutions that property/casualty, life and annuity and group and individual carriers need to consider in order to remain competitive.

Connolly has 22 years of experience. He first got his start as a Partner of Anderson Consulting before moving on to become the Managing Director at BearingPoint. Connolly graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Economics.

 

85. Mahnaz Harrison
Last Mile4D

Mahnaz M. Harrison is the President and CEO of Last Mile4D, which designs innovative community-centric health and rights-to-health solutions. The innovation of VPack for Development (V4D) has enabled Harrison to bring her passion for women’s and girls’ rights to health and safety to fruition in East Africa. V4D is a solar-power mobile information communication technology platform that pinpoints, in real time, where and when Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) prevention action is urgently needed; activates community-led prevention protocols; alerts relevant anti-FGM officers and facilitates educational content to change attitudes about FGM. Harrison brings over 27 years of nonprofit industry experience to Last Mile4D since 2014.

Before joining Last Mile 4D, Harrison was a Health Executive, a Fulbright Scholar in the country of Georgia, and has consulted with numerous non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and abroad. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies with a MIPP and from the University of Tehran.

 

86. Jeffrey Hausfeld
BioFactura

Jeffrey Hausfeld began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Medical Officer of BioFactura, Inc. of BioFactura, Inc. BioFactura develops and commercializes biodefense drugs, novel drugs, and high-value biosimilars using its patented StableFast™ Biomanufacturing Platform, the optimal choice for bringing these products to market with faster, lower cost, superior-quality manufacture.

Hausfeld first got his start in 1995 as a President at Washington Center for Laser Medicine/Washington Voice Center. From there, he went on to Tenacity Mortgage, before eventually rising to Managing Director at FMS Financial Solutions, his most recent position prior to joining BioFactura. Hausfeld graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an MBA in Healthcare, from Yale University with an MD and from City University of New York with a bachelors in Biology.

 

87. Susan A. Wood
VIDA

Susan Wood is the President and CEO of VIDA. She first joined the company in 2009. VIDA modernizes lung and respiratory care by empowering healthcare organizations and physicians. Their AI-enabled software solutions seamlessly integrate within the current workflow to provide both structural and functional insights at the point of care to detect, diagnose, treat and track lung disease.

Previously, Wood was an Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Vital Images and before that a Vice President of Marketing at R2 Technology, Inc (now Hologic). Earlier in her career she worked with ISG Technology as a Director of Marketing. Wood earned a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Engineering from University of Maryland.

 

88. Chad Prosser
Blue Sentry Cloud

Chad Prosser is the Chairman and COO of Blue Sentry Cloud. Blue Sentry Cloud specializes in highly-complex cloud initiatives that cannot fail. Prosser has 26 years in the information technology and services industry. He began his career in 1995.

Before joining Blue Sentry Cloud, Prosser was a Chairman at Zealandia Holding Company and before that a Director at South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. Earlier in his career he worked with the County Council as a Chairman. Prosser graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an MA and from Rhodes College with an undergraduate degree in International Studies.

 

89. Steve Shwartz
Device42

Steve Shwartz is a Board Member and Co-Founder of Device42. He first founded the company in 2012. Device42 provides customers with understanding and advanced visualization of their infrastructure and its inter-dependencies, and centralizes data center knowledge into a single source of truth, making IT ecosystems clearly visible, understandable, and controllable.

Previously, Shwartz was an Investor, Board Member, and CTO of Tangoe and before that a Global CTO at Computershare Ltd. Earlier in his career he worked with Cognitive Systems as a Vice President of Software Development. Shwartz earned a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree from New College of Florida.

 

90. Amit Gupta
Opensense

Amit Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Opensense. Opensense is a layer on top of your business email that lets you get more value from your everyday communication. Gupta has 20 years in the marketing and advertising industry. He began his career in 2001.

Before founding Opensense, Gupta was a Chief Technology Officer at Virtual Health and before that a Co-Founder and Product and Strategy Director at Affle. Earlier in his career he worked with Bloomberg LP London in Network Design and Information Security. Gupta graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

91. Hugh Levaux
Protocol First

Hugh Levaux began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Protocol First. Protocol First is a platform built to handle the most complex oncology trials, including any clinical trial design with complex treatment cycles and various branching options. Their feature-rich platform can be leveraged and scaled to bring efficiencies and cost savings to any trial, big or small.

Levaux first got his start in 1999 as a Vice President of Operations at The Lewin Group. From there, he went on to Quintiles Transnational, before eventually rising to Senior Advisor at Premier Research, his most recent position prior to founding Protocol First. Levaux graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a MA and from Université libre de Bruxelle with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations.

 

92. Barbara Hill
NexPhase Capital Partners

Barbara Hill is the Operating Partner of NexPhase Capital Partners. She first joined the firm in 2011. NexPhase Capital is a thematic and operationally-focused private equity firm that partners with growth-oriented technology companies that are seeking a value-added partner in order to navigate the next phase of their growth.

Hill previously held roles as President or CEO at several companies including John Hopkins Health Plan, Prudential Financial, Aetna, Rush Prudential Health Plans, Cigna and Express Scripts. She was also a Chairman and CEO with Woodhaven Health Services. Over the years she has served as a Board Member for many organizations. Hill earned an MS and an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University.

 

93. Louis J. Forster
Green Visor Capital

Louis J. Forster is a General Partner of Green Visor Capital. Green Visor Capital is focused exclusively on seeding and developing early stage FinTech companies. Forster has 23 years in the venture capital and private equity industry. He began his career in 1998.

Before joining Green Visor Capital, Forster was a Senior Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management. Forster graduated from Harvard Law School with a JD and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in International Relations.

 

94. Clinton Baird
Cura Digital Health Solutions, Inc.

Clinton Baird began his professional career 15 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Cura Digital Health Solutions. Cura is a one source solution for patient populations in employers, healthcare enterprises, and providers. Their mission is to develop innovative technologies to empower providers with the ability to deliver the highest quality of care using computer efficiency and compassion from human touch.

Baird first got his start in 2006 as a Clinical Analyst at the FDA, before eventually rising to become a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, his most recent position prior to joining Cura Digital Health Solutions. Baird graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a graduate degree.

 

95. Krishna Potarazu
JMI Equity

Krishna Potarazu is a Partner of JMI Equity. He first joined the firm in 2008 as a Principal before moving up as Senior Director. JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. They have invested in over 155 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed over 105 exits, and raised more than $6 billion of committed capital.

Previously, Potarazu was an Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Potarazu earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

 

96. Joe Beechem
NanoString Technologies

Joe Beechem is the Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development of NanoString Technologies. NanoString Technologies is a publicly held provider of life science tools for translational research. Beechem has 21 years in the biotechnology industry. He began his career in 2000.

Before joining NanoString Technologies, Beechem was a Head of R&D and Advanced Sequencing Technologies at Life Technologies and before that a Chief Science Officer
at Invitrogen. Earlier in his career he worked with Molecular Probes as a Director of Biosciences. Beechem graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a PhD.

 

97. Tim Weglicki
ABS Capital Partners

Tim Weglicki began his professional career 43 years ago. Today, he is the Founding Partner of ABS Capital Partners. ABS Capital Partners invest in business and education services, information and communications technology, and healthcare.

Weglicki first got his start in 1978 as a Managing Director at Alex Brown & Sons, his most recent position prior to founding ABS Capital Partners. Weglicki graduated from The Wharton School with an MBA and from Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Economics.

 

98. Jennifer Leib
Innovation Policy Solutions

Jennifer Leib is the Founder of Innovation Policy Solutions. She first founded the company in 2019. Innovation Policy Solutions leverages over 15 years of advocacy experience to assist organizations to fundamentally change the way research is done, the way medicine is practiced, and the way health care is delivered. Ther clients are advocacy champions, thought leaders, and purveyors of disruptive technologies driving forward innovation in both the lab and the clinic.

Previously, Leib was a Senior Vice President at Cavarocchi-Ruscio-Dennis Associates and before that a Partner at HealthFutures. Earlier in her career she worked with Affymetrix, Inc. as a Director, Government Relations and Public Policy. Leib earned an MS from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from University of Michigan.

 

99. Ayo Akinyele
Bolt Labs, Inc

Ayo Akinyele is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bolt Labs, Inc. Bolt Labs provides instant private payments for everyday purchases. Akinyele has 8 years in the financial services industry. He began his career in 2013.

Before founding Bolt Labs, Akinyele was a Research Scientist and Principal Investigator at Zeutro LLC Encryption & Data Security. Akinyele graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a PhD and from Bowie State University with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science.

 

100. Pava LaPere
EcoMap Technologies

Pava LaPere began her professional career 6 years ago. Today, she is the Founder and CEO of EcoMap Technologies. EcoMap is changing the way that people access hyperlocal information.

LaPere first got her start in 2015 as a Co-Founder and President at TCO Labs, her most recent position prior to founding EcoMap Technologies. LaPere graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a graduate degree and with an undergraduate degree in Sociology.