Board of Directors

Vivek Mohindra

Vivek joined New Science Ventures as a Partner in April 2013. He serves on the Board of Directors for Ferric Semiconductor, Inc., Mangstor, Inc., Caringo Inc., BrightVolt, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc.

Vivek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in addition to an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in Semiconductor Processing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Frank Egan

Frank has over 25 years’ experience in the investment and venture capital business serving as an Executive Vice President with PaineWebber, Kemper Securities, and Dain Rauscher Wessels.

Frank sits on the Board of One Chip Photonics, Ioxus Inc., Airgain Inc., Legend 3D, American ePay, Specialist on Call, Gen3partners, and is an observer on the Board of Textura Inc.

Gregory P. Gish

Gregory is the Senior Vice President at Advantage Capital Partners in Austin, Texas. As a senior member of the firm’s investment team, he is responsible for sourcing and executing new transactions and monitoring portfolio companies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gish was a Vice President at Pegasus Capital Advisors in New York, where he served on the Board of Directors for several portfolio companies and handled both domestic and international transactions in numerous industries. He also previously worked for Trimaran Capital Partners and CIBC World Markets in New York.

Gregory earned his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree

Alex W. (Pete) Hart

Pete is a consultant in consumer services, specializing in payment services and consumer finance with a particular focus on emerging technologies and their impact on distribution strategies. He is currently serving as a member of the board of directors for Global Payments, Inc., VeriFone, Inc., Mitek Systems, Inc., and BrightVolt.

Pete holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and currently resides in Naples, Florida.

William Lese

William is a Managing Director at Braemar Energy Ventures in NYC where he serves on the Board of Directors for BrightVolt and EnerNOC. Braemar Energy Ventures focuses on investing in early to mid stage energy technology companies primarily in the US and Canada. Prior to joining the Braemar team, William was a partner at Mantis Holdings, a venture capital firm focused on investing in environmental and energy efficiency companies.

William holds both a B.A. in Physics and an M.S. in Energy Sciences from New York University.

Ronnie Sarkar

Ronnie is the Senior Vice President of Digital Solutions at R. R Donnelley & Sons Company. Where he is responsible for the Research & Development and the Product Management groups of the company. During his 21-year tenure at RRD, Ronnie has served in various operational and technical capacities, including the formation and growth of their pre-media business and the establishment of their off-shoring capabilities in Asia.

Ronnie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, in addition to an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

James Sims

Jim is a co-founder and Chairman of Silicon Valley Data Science. Jim founded Cambridge Technology Partners Inc. (Cambridge MA) in 1991 and led the firm to $625 million in annual revenue, 4,500 employees and international prominence. CTP was purchased by Novell, Inc. in 2001. Prior to CTP, he founded Concurrent Computer Corp. and built it to $340 million in annual revenue and 3,500 employees.

Jim also founded GEN3 Partners in 1999 to focus on the business of corporate innovation and expanded GEN3 Partners by creating GEN3 Ventures, designed to create high value companies based on the innovation discipline of GEN3 Partners. He also serves as Managing Partner in GEN3 Capital, LP, a fund established to mine for technology rich opportunities and building growth based businesses.

Jim has served on the EDS Board of Directors, and on the Thru, Inc. Board of Directors. He has served as Chairman of RSA Security, Chairman of Airgain, Inc., Chairman of American E-Pay, Inc., Chairman of Groxis, Inc., Chairman of GenXL, Inc., Chairman of Leveler, LLC, and Chairman of Specialists on Call, Inc.