Board of DirectorsThe CorasWorks Board of Directors is responsible for providing governance and oversight regarding the company's strategy, operations, and management.
A.G.W. Biddle, III, Director
Jack Biddle co-founded Novak Biddle Venture Partners in 1996. From 1990 to 1995 Mr. Biddle was President and CEO of InterCAP, a venture backed computer software company with over 100 Fortune 500 clients. From 1987 to 1990, he rose from Senior Associate to Partner at Vanguard Atlantic, Ltd. (VAL), a merchant banking group focused on M&A advisory work and control investments in software companies. At VAL, he served as CEO or COO of several portfolio companies. Earlier in his career he was an IT Industry Analyst, focused on telecommunications technology, at the Gartner Group, where he was also Executive Assistant to the CEO, Gideon Gartner. He began his career in 1983 in Austin, Texas at Business Development Partners, an early stage venture capital partnership backed by H&Q, Brentwood, Rothschild, and Norwest.
Mr. Biddle currently serves on the boards of Trusted Edge, SafeView, Vision Chain and CorasWorks. He is also a director of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, and is a member of the Naval Research Advisory Counsel for the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research. He has previously served three years as co-chair of MAVA's Capital Connection Selection Committee. He is on the Investment Committee of the New Markets Growth Fund, an SBA leveraged fund associated with the University of Maryland targeting development oriented private equity investments in disadvantaged areas. He is an alumnus of the University of Virginia
Frank A. Bonsal, Jr., Director
Frank Bonsal is a co-founder of New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the country's largest venture capital firms, and a director of Red Abbey Venture Partners. He has also been a key investor and advisor in a number of venture capital firms during the past 10 years, including Amadeus Capital Partners, Boulder Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Sterling Venture Partners, Trellis Ventures, Venturehouse, and Windward Ventures.
Mr. Bonsal is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Endowment Board. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of leading technology companies, as well as an investment advisory firm, Brown Investment Advisory and Trust Co. Prior to co-founding NEA in 1978, Mr. Bonsal was a General Partner of Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.
Lenard Marcus, Director
Lenard Marcus is a member of the Virginia, Maryland and DC investment team at Edison Venture Fund. He identifies and evaluates investment opportunites, and participates in due diligence and structuring investments. His activities include market research, technology assessment and financial analysis. He is actively involved in the entrepreneurial, technology and financing communities in the Maryland and Virginia region.
Lenard began his career at IBM where he worked as a financial analyst for IBM Global Services. His main responsibilities were overseeing a budget of $80 million and partnering with international locations to decrease the project costs of IBM Global Services West. Later, Lenard worked for Princeton eCom (an on-line bill payment company) where as Manager of B2C Implementations he oversaw one of the largest joint ventures in Edison Venture Fund's history. Lenard also worked in Health Care Investment Banking for Wachovia Securities. Lenard holds a MBA from Columbia Business School with a concentration in Finance and Management and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
William Rogers, Director
William Rogers is founder of CorasWorks. Prior to founding CorasWorks, he has been a leader in the Internet industry for application services on the Microsoft platform. working in senior management positions for Cable & Wireless, Exodus, and marchFIRST (US Web/CKS). He was most recently Sr. Director for Microsoft Technology and Solutions at Cable & Wireless America, the largest hosting company in the world on the Microsoft platform, where he was responsible for all Product Development, Solutions and Technology related to Microsoft. Prior to his work with the Internet, Mr. Rogers was founder and/or Executive in a number of software companies creating client/server business applications. In the 1980's, he worked in the venture capital industry, investing in and creating companies in the telecommunications, circuit board, LAN, wireless, and software industries. He received his BA in Politics from Princeton University in 1981.
Gary Voight, Director
Gary Voight is CEO of CorasWorks. He has thirty years of experience leading large corporations and industry changing startups. Most recently, he was President and CEO at Archivas, Inc., a digital preservation software firm, that was acquired by Hitachi in February 2007. Under his direction, Archivas developed digital archiving software, and sold it to financial services, medical, government, services and educational enterprises. Prior to Archivas, Gary was President & CEO of Software AG, Inc (Americas) and held key sales and operational management positions at SAGA Software, IBM, Stratus, Datapoint and Burroughs. Gary has had successful exits at Archivas (acquired by Hitachi) and SAGA Software (acquired by Software AG). Gary is involved with angel investing and is an advisor to several companies. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan.