Edgar Bronfman Jr. is a Managing Partner at Accretive LLC, a unique firm that specializes in creating companies to solve important problems in large industries, and Executive Chairman of Global Thermostat LLC, a pioneering company designed to develop and commercialize a technology for the direct capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and other sources.
Bronfman is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music, one of the world’s largest music companies.
During Bronfman’s tenure, WMG was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” in 2007, the first music company ever to receive the honor and, in 2009, was recognized as one of the “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies,” by Fast Company magazine.
Bronfman also serves on the board of InterActiveCorp and is Chairman of the Board of Endeavor Global, a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to international development. Bronfman also serves on the board of New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
J. Michael Cline is the founding Partner of Accretive LLC. Cline co-founded Exult, Xchanging, Fandango, Accretive Health, Accolade, and others. He serves as Chairman of Everspring and as a director on the boards of Accolade, Arise and Accumen. Before founding Accretive, Michael spent 10 years as General Partner at General Atlantic Partners and was an associate at McKinsey & Company.
Cline received a BS from Cornell University and his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a Director of Panthera where he chairs the Tigers Forever initiative. In addition he serves on the board of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Harvard Business School Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as the Harvard Business School and Cornell School of Hotel Administration Deans Advisory Boards. He is married with six children.
William H. Frist, M.D. is a nationally acclaimed heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U. S. Senate Majority Leader, and chairman of the Executive Board of the health service private equity firm Cressey & Company. Dr. Frist represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years where he served on both the Health and Finance committees responsible for writing health legislation. He was elected Majority Leader of the Senate, having served fewer total years in Congress than any person chosen to lead that body in history. His leadership was instrumental in passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act to provide prescription drugs at lower costs to seniors and the historic legislation (PEPFAR) that reversed the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide.
In the private sector, Dr. Frist serves on three public company boards: Select Medical, Teladoc and AECOM, (the largest engineering/architectural company in the world). In addition, he is a board member of Unitek (nursing and information technology), Aegis (lab), Aspire (palliative care), MDSave (health consumerism), and Cognosante (information technology in health). Dr. Frist serves as an adjunct professor of Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt University and clinical professor of Surgery at Meharry Medical College. As a leading authority on healthcare, Senator Frist speaks nationally on health reform, government policy, global health, education reform, and volunteerism. Dr. Frist is married and has three sons and lives in Franklin, Tennessee.
Jeff Jordan is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He was previously CEO and then executive chairman of OpenTable, where he led the company during a period of accelerated domestic and international growth and oversaw its initial public offering.
Prior to OpenTable, Jordan was president of PayPal and responsible for establishing the company as the global standard for online payments. Earlier, he was senior vice president and general manager of eBay North America, overseeing eBay’s growth into one of the Internet’s leading commerce brands and driving the successful acquisitions of PayPal and Half.com.
Before joining eBay, Jordan was chief financial officer of Hollywood Entertainment and president of Reel.com. He also worked as senior vice president of finance for The Disney Stores at The Walt Disney Company.
Jordan holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he also serves on the Advisory Counsel. He received a BA in Political Science and Psychology from Amherst College.
Jordan also serves on the board of the following Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies: 500px, Airbnb, Belly, Instacart, Lookout, OfferUp, Pinterest, Tilt, and Walker & Company.
Dawn Lepore is the former CEO and chairman of the board of drugstore.com, a leading online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products, which she led from 2004 until its acquisition by Walgreens in 2011. Dawn repositioned drugstore.com to focus on the over-the-counter, beauty, and vision businesses and led the company to record revenues. Prior to joining drugstore.com, Lepore spent more than 21 years at The Charles Schwab Company in a variety of leadership roles, including launching and then building Schwab’s highly successful e-commerce business. In her tenure there, she was vice chairman of technology, CIO, and held strategic positions in operations, administration, business strategy and as an active trader.
Lepore has been recognized professionally by multiple industry groups, including Fortune Magazine four times as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in American Business,” the National Organization for Women at their Aiming High Conference, one of InformationWeek’s “Chiefs of the Year,” and Future Banker Magazine as “Ten Hottest CIOs.”
In addition to Accolade, she serves on the boards of loanDepot, RealNetworks and Servco Pacific Insurance. Lepore graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Jim Madden is the co-founder and managing director of Carrick Capital Partners. Previously, Madden founded and ran Exult. He led a successful IPO, grew the business to over $500mm in revenue and managed an eventual $800 million acquisition by Hewitt in 2004. Exult was the market pioneer and leader in HR BPO for Global 500 companies, including BP, International Paper and Bank of America. Madden is also involved in several other successful technology-enabled services companies, including Axiom, Genpact (NYSE: G), Mavenlink and ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV).
Tom Neff has been with Spencer Stuart since 1976. He managed the worldwide firm from 1979 to 1987 and founded and chairs the firm’s U.S. advisory board of prominent CEOs. He previously was a principal with Booz Allen & Hamilton in executive search and CEO of an information systems company. Neff has served on the public boards of ACE Limited (chair of governance committee); Hewitt Associates; Macmillan, Inc.; and Exult. In addition, Neff has served on the boards of several private companies including the Lord Abbett Mutual Funds with assets in excess of $100 billion.
Rajeev Singh is Chief Executive Officer at Accolade, the leading technology-enabled consumer healthcare engagement services company for large employers, payers and provider organizations.
Singh was most recently co-founder, president and chief operating officer of Seattle-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) travel and expense management firm Concur, the eighth-largest SaaS company in the world.
Singh co-founded Concur, the global leader in travel and expense management, in 1993. His early years in the company were focused in the product management and development organizations. In the 20 years that followed, he worked in nearly every role in the business – culminating in his final role as president, chief operating officer and board director for the last nine years of his tenure. During that timeframe, the company grew from $60mm in revenues to over $800mm in revenues before being acquired by SAP AG for $8.3 billion in 2014.
He graduated from Western Michigan University with a BSE. Today, Singh serves on the board of Avalara, a top provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses; Apptio, a SaaS technology business management solutions provider; Amperity, the world’s only Intelligent Customer Data Platform; Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that raises funds to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.
Tom Spann is a co-founder of Accolade and executive chair of Brightside, the first employer-based financial wellness solution that uniquely combines personal assistants, smart technology and innovative products to relieve financial-related employee stress and its impact on the workforce. Spann served as CEO of Accolade for nine years, where the team created the leading healthcare consumer engagement platform and received numerous awards including the fastest growing healthcare company in the Inc. 500, one of “America’s 25 Most Promising Companies” by Forbes, and five consecutive Top Workplace awards.
Prior to Accolade, Spann led Accenture’s Products Operating Unit in North America, a $2 billion, 10,000 employee technology and consulting business serving corporations in the Health, Life Sciences, Consumer Products, Automotive and Industrial Products, and Travel and Transportation industries.
Spann graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce and lives in Philadelphia, PA and Charleston, SC.
Michael Yang joined Comcast Ventures (CV) in 2009. He leads CV’s investment activities in healthcare and Internet of Things. Some of his portfolio companies include Accolade, BodyMedia (acquired by Jawbone), and Healthline. Prior to joining CV, Yang was a VP/GM at Yahoo! and responsible for several lines of business including Yahoo! Health. Previously, he was a principal with Atlas Venture and a member of the AOL Business Affairs team. Yang holds an MBA from Harvard and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Matt McIlwain is a managing director with Madrona Venture Group where he focuses on companies delivering enterprise software, cloud and machine learning powered platforms and applications. McIlwain serves on the boards of several companies including Apptio (NASDAQ: APTI), Smartsheet and Qumulo. In 2017 McIlwain was awarded “Director of the Year” from the NACD and from Puget Sound Business Journal for his work fostering growing companies over the past 17 years. McIlwain is also a board member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Washington Policy Center. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Charles B. Patton is an experienced healthcare investor and advisor. He served as a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners, a middle market private equity fund with over $8 billion of capital under management. At Oak Hill he was responsible for originating, structuring, and managing the firm’s investments in the Healthcare industry for over thirteen years. Prior to Oak Hill, Patton was a vice president with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Patton also worked in Morgan Stanley’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring and Private Investment departments. Patton earned a BS degree from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.