The following are some of the members of Beacon Angels:
John C. Addonizio
Mr. Addonizio is the 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 of Suffolk University.
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.
Mr. Clayberg is a Software Engineering Manager at Google, a former co-founder and EVP of Product Development for Instantiations (acquired by Google in 2010), and a former co-founder and VP of Engineering for ObjectShare (acquired by ParcPlace-Digitalk in 1996). He is also a co-owner and director for Instantiations (spun off from the original Instantiations in the Google acquisition). He is also 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.
Vicky Wu Davis
After leaving the corporate world of the telecom industry in her 20s, Vicky Wu Davis started a software/middleware company in the video game industry and ran it for over 10 years. After becoming a mom, she became interested in education and started Youth CITIES (Creating Impact Through Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability) to cultivate young entrepreneurial leaders. For the past 16 years, Vicky has been a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service, which supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community. She is also the Founder of “A Seat at the Table”, aimed at redefining leadership representation when conversations take place.
Mr. Doscher is a longtime veteran of Analog Devices, where he led businesses offering industrial, automotive, communications, consumer, and healthcare technologies. Jim has been widely recognized for starting new businesses and technologies in the fields of MEMS, fiber optics, optical and chemical sensors. Now a principal at Digital Heath Advisors, Jim works with early-stage companies to develop and advance digital health solutions. He brings expertise in strategy and business model development, product-market fit, reimbursement pathways, partnerships, and ecosystem development, specializing in digital and sensor-powered chronic disease management and point-of-care diagnostics. He is a mentor and judge at Mass Challenge. Jim is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Thayer School of Engineering.
Mr. ElSaid is an angel investor in the fields of Life Sciences, Technology and AI with a number of successful exits. He is the founder and CEO of 3D Diagnostix, inc, a company focused on providing computer-guided surgery services and products to implant dentists. Khaled holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Mr. Fogel is the Managing Director of Swifton CFOs LLC, an outsourced CFO firm that provides emerging businesses with strategic and financial leadership. 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 an Adjunct Instructor of Finance in the MBA program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Mr. Goodell 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 charter holder, a past CAIA charter holder, and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. Geoff feels a strong connection to the community of greater Boston, having earned an S.B. in Mathematics from MIT and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Ms. Engler-Larson leads the Advanced Analytics team at LGT and has over 20 years of experience building analytics solutions for the financial services industry. Her investment interests are in the AI, Fintech, Insurtech, Cleantech and Space sectors. Previously, she led a data science team at Wellington Management, developed risk management solutions at TIAA-CREF and MSCI Barra, and built consumer marketing strategies at a large retail bank. She holds a BA in Computer Science from Southwestern University, an MA in International Economics & Finance from Brandeis University, and is a CFA charter holder.
Kevin, a co-founder of ClearView Healthcare Partners, has over 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry. He has long been a consultant to leading biopharmaceutical firms and their investors and currently serves as a director of Abkine Pharmaceuticals. Kevin received his MBA with honors from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his B.S. from the University of New Hampshire.
Mr. Serrao is the President of Colony Care Behavioral Health and is also CEO of Foresight Mental Health. Until recently he led Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care, a provider of pediatric home care services to medically fragile children; through June 2021, he founded and led or helped lead American Dental Partners, Inc During the 1990s, he helped lead Cardinal Health, Inc. Previously, Mr. Serrao co-founded the healthcare investment banking group of Dean Witter Reynolds Inc., where he specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and public equity offerings.
David M. Smith
After 30+ years working in newer ventures and in corporate management and consulting, Dave helped to found and lead Unitech Systems (now Infogix), growing its data quality and data governance services 40X until its acquisition by private equity in the early 2000s. A Chicago native, Dave has taught entrepreneurship at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, and is a past president of the MIT Enterprise Forum – Chicago. He also founded and presided at The Big Idea Forum, which mentors new technology leaders. Dave, a competitive triathlete, lives in Newport, RI. Dave seeks companies that can solve complex problems and transform their markets.
William F. Swiggart
Mr. Vitale has served as president and CFO of Puritan Fish Co., Inc. a Boston-based international seafood company, and as treasurer of the New England Seafood Producers Association. He was as past president of the Boston Fisheries Association. Mr. Vitale received his B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College.
Mr. Zainulbhai has worked for more than ten years in a broad range of roles and industries, including start-ups, family businesses, sports, industrial manufacturing, and technology companies. He is a general manager with P&L responsibility and experience building and leading high-performing teams. He has a track record in solving complex problems and building new processes from the ground up. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.