Advisory Board

Ronald Jordan

Ronald Jordan

Dean, Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP)

Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns

CEO at 1000|Museums & Professor, Columbia Business School

Cliff Schorer

Cliff Schorer

Co-Founder at Greenwich Energy Solutions

Jimmy Van Alen

Jimmy Van Alen

High Growth Company Executive, Board Member, Advisor

Matthew Rabinowitz

Matthew Rabinowitz

Founder and CEO, Natera

Ronald Jordan

Ronald Jordan

Dean, Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP)

Ronald Jordan is a registered pharmacist, Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association and the Founding Dean for the Chapman University, School of Pharmacy (CUSP) (www.chapman.edu/pharmacy). He was formerly the fourth Dean of The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy and Executive Secretary of the Rhode Island State Crime Lab Commission. Ron is an entrepreneur and pharmacy leader with business development and health informatics expertise. He founded businesses in hospice and pain management pharmacy, health benefit management software and integrated health systems informatics consulting. He was also a senior executive at companies offering an internet consumer prescription marketplace, pharmaceutical product supply chain transformation tools and health benefit insurance. He earned his BS Pharmacy at URI and studied three years in a Doctoral program in pharmaceutics. He serves on the Board of Advisors for FSA Store, Inc. and CareKinesis, a medication management company. He serves on the United States Pharmacopeia Expert Panel on Safety and Labeling Standards, Medicare Guidelines Subcommittee.

Ron is a former President of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Recently he was a Dean Mentor for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Academic Leadership Fellows Program. He was member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Rhode Island Free Clinic and also served a Trustee and Standardization Chairman of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP.

Mr. Jordan was twice cited as one of the 50 most influential pharmacists in the United States by American Druggist. He received numerous awards and professional recognitions including the Kappa Psi Richard A Bliss Award, the Dr. Norman A Campbell Award for Ethics and Excellence in HealthCare. He is an Honorary Member of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Israel.

Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns

CEO at 1000|Museums & Professor, Columbia Business School

Brendan Burns is a highly experienced startup and turnaround executive. He has negotiated and closed multiple debt, equity and M&A transactions for organizations of all sizes. Brendan has been responsible for capital raises with both Fortune 500 strategic investors and top tier Venture Capital firms.

Brendan is the CEO of 1000Museums, a global network of museums designed to increase online access and public awareness of collections and exhibitions around the world. He is also currently an adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School, and serves as a mentor to many student startups.

Brendan has served as CEO and other executive positions at various companies throughout his career.

Cliff Schorer

Cliff Schorer

Co-Founder at Greenwich Energy Solutions

Chiff Schorer is a serial entrepreneur who specializes in the start-up acquisition and development of small and mid-sized companies. He focuses on businesses with unique ideas or technologies that are in need of guidance during their initial growth phases.

Cliff is the co-founder of Greenwich Energy Solutions, which delivers greening and energy efficiency services for commercial and multifamily buildings in the United States. He is also the Director & Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia Business School.

Jimmy Van Alen

Jimmy Van Alen

High Growth Company Executive, Board Member, Advisor

Jimmy Van Alen has been on both the venture capital and operational sides of the table and has funded, managed, and sold high-growth companies. Operationally he has served as President, COO, CFO and VP of Finance and Operations; on the funding side he has been a venture capitalist and an EIR. He acts as an advisor and board member to companies and funding sources, on his own and through organizations such as the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the TechStars affiliate Betaspring, and Fresh Pond Partners.

Previously Jimmy was a Partner at Arb Ventures LLC, a technology incubation firm in the digital marketing space. There he was involved in strategy, operations, company creation and business development. He was also a portfolio company board member.

Jimmy served as President/COO at CourseAdvisor, Inc., where he reported directly to the board and was responsible for the company's management, operations and strategy; under his guidance annual revenues increased from $5mm to $35mm. He oversaw the sale of the company to the Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) for several times invested capital and after the acquisition reported directly to the Chairman and CEO of the Post.

In his previous role as CFO of CourseAdvisor he shepherded the company through its first institutional round of financing, a raise of $12 million.

Prior to joining CourseAdvisor, Jimmy was Executive in Residence at the Slater Technology Fund, where he evaluated investment opportunities and advised portfolio companies. Before Slater, Jimmy was VP of Finance and Operations at Incipient, Inc., a venture-backed storage software company, where he raised $19 million in equity and debt financing and was active in strategic planning, corporate marketing and business development.

Previous to Incipient, Jimmy was at the venture capital fund RAF NetVentures. Jimmy also founded and served as President of Greenlight Services Corporation, an internet startup.

Matthew Rabinowitz

Matthew Rabinowitz

Founder and CEO, Natera

Matthew Rabinowitz is an engineer, entrepreneur. He is the founder of Natera, a genetic testing company based in San Carlos, California.

He was the founder of Panop.com, an e-commerce startup that was sold for more than $100 million in 2000, Rosum Corporation, which developed a technology using TV signals to augment GPS, and Natera, which specializes in analyzing microscopic quantities of DNA for reproductive health indications including non-invasive prenatal testing.

Matthew completed his B.A., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at Stanford University.

 


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