John C. Addonizio
Mr. Addonizio is former President and CEO of BMEGateway and Boston Medical Evaluations, Inc. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in the insurance, health and managed care arenas. Mr. Addonizio also served as the National Vice President of Sales and Business Development for ExamWorks, Inc. (NYSE: EXAM). He now operates a consulting group and serves as President of J. Addonizio & Company, LLC, which advises small and medium sized companies in business strategy, sales productivity, CEO coaching, funding, etc. Mr. Addonizio is a graduate Suffolk University.


Thomas H. Brantley
Mr. Brantley is a partner in the Boston law firm of Rubin and Rudman, LLP, with a primary concentration during his 34 years of experience in tax and other areas of the law having a major tax component. He is also a CPA, and worked for five years in the Boston tax department of Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young). He has had extensive involvement with the tax and tax-related needs of start-up and early-stage companies, as well as those of individual and venture capital investors. Mr. Brantley received his B.A. degree from Yale College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Don Burrer
Mr. Burrer’s career centers on far infrared imaging systems and their semiconductor detectors. He was a founder and originating President of Inframetrics which developed, manufactured, and marketed a broad line of infrared imaging instruments for both commercial and government applications. The company was recently acquired by FLIR Systems and now operates as their Boston facility. Mr. Burrer received his BSEE from MIT and MSEE from University of Cincinnati. He has been a Beacon Angels member since its inception.


Eric Clayberg
Eric Clayberg is a Software Engineering Manager at Google and former co-founder and EVP of Product Development for Instantiations (acquired by Google in 2010) and former co-founder and VP of Engineering for ObjectShare (acquired by ParcPlace-Digitalk in 1996). He is also a co-owner and board member for Instantiations (a new company spun off from the original Instantiations at the time of the Google acquisition). In addition to being a successful serial entrepreneur, he is a seasoned software technologist, product developer, and manager with more than 20 years of commercial software development experience. He has been responsible for creating more than a dozen commercial software products including the award winning WindowBuilder, CodePro, and VA Assist product lines. He holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, an MBA from Harvard, and is co-author of Eclipse Plug-ins (3rd Edition, Dec 2008), Addison Wesley, 2008.


Jack Costello
Jack is a career long innovator in the online world via development of new products, services and business models for the Web and mobile environments. Specialties: business development, product management, UI usability and design, partner management, project management, channel development, product marketing. Jack holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University.


Mimi Evans

Mimi Evans is CEO and Founder of Fast Turtle Ventures, dedicated to helping startups get their first traction and cross the chasm to success. This includes all aspects of financial fortitude (sales, fundraising, business development, and financial organization). Prior to founding Fast Turtle Ventures, she was the Co-Founder and CEO of, a technology-driven company that provided data to high-tech companies such as EMC, IBM and Microsoft in order to boost their sales, marketing and CRM systems. After a successful exit to OneSource Information Systems, she is focused on helping the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Boston and Cambridge.

Charles Fadel
Charles Fadel spent 15 years in ICT (semiconductors and systems). He has been awarded five patents and holds a B.S. in electronics/physics with a minor in neuroscience and an M.B.A. in international marketing. He is a visiting scholar at Harvard GSE and Wharton/UPenn. He is vice chair of the education committee of BIAC at the OECD and a senior fellow at The Conference Board. He was global education lead at Cisco Systems, and liaison with UNESCO and World Bank. He has co-authored a best-selling book titled “21st Century Skills.”

David Fogel
David Fogel is Managing Director of Swifton CFOs LLC, an outsourced CFO firm that provides emerging businesses with strategic and financial Ieadership. David’s expertise lies in constructing a financial framework to help companies attract funding and guide continued growth. A contributor to the development of Greater Boston’s Mass Challenge, Boston BizSpark, and The Capital Network, David is also Adjunct Instructor of Finance in the MBA program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Geoffrey Goodell

Geoffrey Goodell
Geoff is an entrepreneur and portfolio manager who most recently served as Chief Investment Officer and Partner of PhaseCapital LP, an asset-management firm based in Copley Square. Previously, he served as a strategist in the corporate credit trading and structured products groups within the Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is a CFA charterholder, a past CAIA charterholder, and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. Geoff feels a strong connection to the community of greater Boston, having earned a S.B. in Mathematics from MIT and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Satish Jha
Satish Jha 
Satish is an entrepreneur, investor and corporate executive with CXO roles across media, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, PBM and management consulting including Roche, Caremark and Adventist Healthcare. He has seeded, mentored, advised or chaired over 30 startups, some of which were acquired at significant valuation. He established One Laptop per Child, in India and has chaired or led Ecco Electronics, Solvytech, Emotion Mining, James Martin & Co., and he co-founded Ashcroft Sullivan Jha. He has studied at The Fletcher School, The Kennedy School, ISS Hague and earned his MBA from EDHEC in France. See more at:

Shantanu Jha
Shantanu is the Portfolio Manager of Beaconsfield Capital Management, a technology and biotechnology focused fund based in Boston, London, and Monte Carlo.  He is the Chief Technology Officer of Uni AI Software, and is a member of the Lisp, J, and Mathematica programming communities. He previously worked in private equity as well as M&A transaction services at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He studied mathematics at the University of Chicago and King’s College, Cambridge, in addition to econometrics & mathematical economics at the London School of Economics


Leon Liebman
Successful VC and private equity investor seeking opportunities in the US, Great Britain and Sweden. Earlier stage opportunities are of particular interest. Also board involvement with equity incentives. Substantial operating experience in a range of business areas.


William F. Swiggart

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Michael S. Vitale
Mr. Vitale is the current president and CFO of Puritan Fish Co., Inc. a Boston-based international seafood company, and the current treasurer of the New England Seafood Producers Association. He served as past president of the Boston Fisheries Association. Mr. Vitale received his B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College.


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William Waters
Mr. Waters is former CFO and principal of Pharmalucence, Inc., a company that makes and sells injectable pharmaceuticals. He and two partners acquired the company in 2007 via a management buyout from its Belgian parent. In 2014, he and his partners sold the company to Sun Pharma, a major Indian pharmaceutical company. Beforehand, Bill worked for Hewlett-Packard in the medical device industry and was founder and president of a startup, Product Takeback Services, a company for the environmental disposal of computers and other electronics. Mr. Waters holds a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Columbia University.