Steel Dynamics Names Tech Industry Financial Expert to Board
The American steel producer and metals recycler appointed Traci Dolan, 54, to its Board of Directors. Traci is currently the Chief Administrative Officer of ExactTarget. She served as the Company's CFO, VP of Finance and Administration, and EVP of Finance and Administration. Before that she served as CFO, VP of Finance and Administration, Secretary and Treasurer of software company Made2Manage Systems. She previously held financial management and operational positions with Macmillan Publishing, where she was VP of Finance and Operations, and with Coopers & Lybrand, where she was an audit manager.
LA Technology Investor Appointed to Kennedy Center Board
David Bohnett, the founder of Geocities.com, and currently head of Los Angeles venture capital firm Baroda Ventures, has been appointed as a Trustee to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The appointment was announced by the White House and the Obama administration. Bohnett, who spends a significant amount of time nowadays focused on philanthropic efforts, is currently Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and is a trustee at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in addition to other efforts. Baroda Ventures has invested in such companies as DogVacay, GradientX, GraphEffect, LifeCrowd, OVGuide, SurfAir, and Retention Science, among others. Bohnett is one of the early pioneers of Southern California's technology industry, having founded GeoCities.com in 1994 and selling it to Yahoo in 1999.
UK Public Body Appoints Tech Specialists to Board
Technology Strategy Board, the UK public advisory body that drives innovation for the Government reporting to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, appointed two new Members - Doug Richard and Hazel Moore, to its Board.
Doug Richard, 52, is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience in the development and leadership of technology and software ventures. He is an active angel investor, the Founder of 'School for Startups'. Between 1996 and 2000 Doug was President and CEO of Micrografx, a US-based software company. Prior to that he also founded and subsequently sold two other companies: Visual Software and ITAL Computers.
Hazel Moore is the chairman of FirstCapital, a technology-specialist investment bank which she co-founded in 1999. Her experience spans advising technology companies on venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising family offices, institutional and strategic investors on investments and portfolio strategies. Hazel is on the Investment Advisory Panel for the North West Fund, a £170m evergreen investment fund focused on small and medium sized enterprises in the North West of England. Previously Hazel was based in Hong Kong and London for W.I. Carr, a leading Asian institutional stockbroker.
Date range: August 1st - September 9th