Tom has been a founder of several startups, a venture investor for an $8 billion media company, a public company executive, and a board member for 11 companies. He has been involved in the funding and exiting of over 17 startups to corporations including IBM, SAP, News Corp, Informatica, Akamai, and Dun & Bradstreet. Prior to founding Aidentified, Tom was a board member and investor of several companies including Weather Analytics, Acustream, and Airfusion. Prior to this, Tom became an SVP at Dow Jones/News Corp when it acquired Generate, a software company where he was Founder/CEO. Prior to that, Tom was a partner at Reed Elsevier Ventures, the investment arm of the $8 billion media company.
Darr has been lucky to work with Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in areas that include mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategy, and operations. As an entrepreneur, he has started, invested, and/or joined companies in every stage of development (napkin to IPO) and seen them through to billions of dollars in exit value. Included in these were executive roles for Shiva (sold to Intel), Avatar (sold to DCA), Ziff-Davis Publishing (Softbank), Zip2 (Compaq), WhoWhere (Lycos), and Epylon (Accenture). Darr has spent the last twenty years building companies in the B2B and B2C data analytics segments. Prior to starting Aidentified with his brother Tom, they built and sold data analytics company, Generate (News Corp, 2008) and invested in Netprospex (D&B, 2015). Prior to Generate, Darr was at Amazon.com where he helped direct corporate development and M&A.
Matt oversees the Shields’ business development and marketing initiatives focused on hospitals and health systems across the United States. Conway is responsible for helping shape Shields’ long term business strategy and leading Shields go-to-market initiatives by partnering with healthcare systems to deliver the highest quality, hospital-owned specialty pharmacy and care.
Conway joined Shield’s after a 14 year, award-winning career at EMC Corporation, where he held a range of senior level positions in global strategy, operations, sales and marketing fields. Most recently, Conway was Global Vice President of EMC’s OEM endeavors, successfully expanding the company’s revenue opportunities into previously untapped markets.
A graduate of Boston College, Conway graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English and Economics. He earned an MBA from Babson College’s F.W. Olin School of Business, one of the top rated business schools in the world for Entrepreneurship.
Kern established Kern Capital in early 2020 to continue, with an increased focus on the life sciences, the private equity investing he had overseen for 13 years as Founder and General Partner of Kern Whelan Capital. Kern Whelan managed a diverse portfolio of early stage and growth equity investments in technology enabled service businesses, life sciences, cellular communications infrastructure, niche manufacturing, and other areas. Prior to founding Kern Whelan in 2007, Kern spent over a decade in private equity investing as Managing Director of Reynolds, DeWitt & Co. in Cincinnati, where from 2001 he led all acquisitions and venture financings. One of Reynolds, DeWitt’s more notable holdings is the St. Louis Cardinals, acquired in 1995 from Anheuser Busch by a group led by Bill DeWitt, co-Chairman of Reynolds, DeWitt & Co.