Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
Scott Maxwell is a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners and was formerly
a Partner at Putnam Investments, where he was Managing Director, Corporate Development.
While at Putnam, Mr. Maxwell was Putnam's Managing Director and general manager
responsible for building the Strategic Partnership between Putnam and the principals
of Thomas H. Lee Company, and he led projects in areas of e-commerce strategy, retail
distribution strategy, product development and pricing.
ScotScott graduated from M.I.T. with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from
the Sloan School of Management. Scott also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
from the University of California, Davis.
CEO, GeneXP Biosciences
Paul Davis is the cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of GeneXP Biosciences and
he is also a General Partner of Seed Partners LLC. Previously, Paul had served as
EVP and COO of Vanguard Automation, a provider of ball grid array semiconductor
packaging systems, where he led its successful turnaround. As Executive Vice President,
he was the senior company official reporting to a GE Capital-led board. In 1997
he led the sale of the company to RVSI for $46 million, delivering an average 70%
IRR for the investors. Paul also led the restructuring of Vanguard's custom automation
business and sold it to ATS Accu-Fab Systems in 1997 where he then served as Vice
President, Business Development.
In 1998 Paul co-founded Predictive Networks, a provider of ISP and iTV operating
systems. Paul served as COO and Director before VC-selected management was brought
in. Paul earned his law degree from Suffolk University and a BA from Tufts University.
Trinity Law Group, LLC
Walter A. Wright, III is a Managing Director with Trinity Law Group, LLC, a business law
and strategy legal practice. Prior to Trinity Law Group, Walter was Managing Director
with Rich May, where he concentrated
on corporate, commercial, financial and securities matters. Mr. Wright leads a law practice
intensely focused on the organizational, venture financing, operational and transactional
requirements of emerging technology and information companies as well as representing
major venture capital funds and angel groups in investment transactions. Mr. Wright
serves as a corporate officer and as strategic advisor to a number of public and
Walter also is managing partner of the MapleCrest Funds and the eCapital Funds,
venture capital co-investment entities. He is a member of the American and Massachusetts
Bar Associations, the ABA's Business Section, the Science and Technology Section,
and the Law Practice Management Section, the Association for Corporate Growth, the
Massachusetts Interactive Media Council (MIMC), the MIT Enterprise Forum, the Association
For Interactive Media and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Walter
is a magna cum laude graduate of both Boston College Law School (J.D.) and Tufts
University (B.A., M.A).
Retired & Busy
Mr. Gilman is a successful serial entrepreneur, investor and advisor to venture
funds and emerging technology companies. Mr. Gilman was a Founder, Director and
Chief Operating Officer of Broadband Access Systems, Inc. (BAS), a private company
that was acquired by ADC Telecommunications, Inc. in September, 2000. Prior to co-founding
BAS, he was a Principal and Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Applied Network
Technology, Inc., acquired by Fore Systems in May of 1995. Following the acquisition
at Fore Systems, as Director of Marketing, he successfully launched Fore's Ethernet
Switch product line.
Mr. Gilman spent 17 years at Digital Equipment Corporation in various Management
& Marketing roles. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.
He holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University with
Honors and an MBA from Babson College.