Our people are diverse in discipline and united in mission. We are technologists, lawyers, economists, bankers, financiers, architects, engineers, and strategists.

Our Leadership

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DENIS J. GALLAGHER

Chief Executive Officer

Over 40 years of experience as a seasoned executive and entrepreneur. He is the former Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Student Transportation Inc. (STI), which was listed on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchanges (TSX) delivering 14 years of dividends to shareholders while growing 15% a year prior to a go-private sale in April 2018. Before founding STI, Mr. Gallagher was a Senior VP at Laidlaw Inc., operating the largest division of the company. Mr. Gallagher has served on various public and private Boards.

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DAVID SMITH

Chief Technology Officer

A technologist with executive roles in R&D, gov’t, commercial & academic firms. Named 1 of 7 top global futurists in the Millennium issue of BusinessWeek. Formerly principal designer of In-Q-Tel at the CIA directed Tech Futures program at NSA & exec at MCC & SEMATECH. Has worked with over half of the Fortune 100. Also NIH and Health and Human Services. He is a prolific public speaker at numerous international conferences and events.

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GREGORY VAN BEEK

Chief Investment Officer

Investment executive with more than 25 years of experience in public and private portfolio management, corporate governance, and strategy. Most recently, Mr. Van Beek was Senior Vice President at Templeton Private Equity Partners. Prior to that Mr. Van Beek was Director at Temasek International Ltd. in Singapore working directly with C-suite management on the firm’s overall global strategy and its $250+ billion USD investment portfolio.

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GREG CARSON

Chief Operating Officer

25 years’ experience in leadership of sector-disruptive technologies that include cyber security, aIOT, Ai, platforms, CAD, and medical device technologies. Companies include Global Data Sentinel, Johnson & Johnson, Parametric Technology and Boston Scientific.

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ANGELO VIARD

President of International Business Development & Infrastructure 

Over 22 years of experience in international business development & management, information technologies, government relations, diplomatic relations, compliance, and risk management. He has held leadership roles at various companies and served on various public and private boards. He was also a consultant for Inter-American Development Bank, PwC, and others.

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ROBERT MANSUR

Chief Information Officer

Accomplished executive at the forefront of next generation tech, strategic planning and focus on business ROI. Leadership roles include Lehigh Hanson, Nielsen Media, Samsung Mobile, Texas Instruments, and Alcatel.

Leadership Portfolio Companies

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KELLY COOK

CEO of BioDatAi

Operational and transformational executive with over 30 years of experience leading world-class healthcare, life sciences, and global IT services teams.  Executive positions have been held with GlaxoSmithKline, EDS, IMS Health, Unisys, and Platinum BioSciences.

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BRITTANY BURTZ

CEO of Universal Tutor

Accomplished entrepreneur, educator, and author with expertise in psychology and global sales & marketing. Founding sales leader of an Anti-Aging & Nutraceutical business that has grossed over $2B with a sales team of over 200,000 individuals.