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 two other data analytics companies, Netprospex (D&B, 2015) and Generate (News Corp, 2008). Prior to Generate, Darr was at Amazon.com where he helped direct corporate development and M&A.
Mark has been a high-growth entrepreneur his entire career. Most notably is the acquisition of Pacific Union Real Estate in 2009. Mark grew Pacific Union from $2 billion in annual sales volume in 2009 to $14 billion in 2018, which established the brokerage the fifth largest in the United States. It is Mark’s commitment to people that fueled the brokerage’s outstanding growth. Unprecedented organic market share and seven acquisitions establish Mark as one of the most recognized and accomplished executives in the real estate industry. Mark’s vision and execution pursued growth without building unnecessary corporate infrastructure but rather empowering an elite and nimble team of professionals. Mark sold Pacific Union to Compass in September 2018 and continues to serve as President.
Paul is the EVP & Head of Global Credit Finance for State Street Bank. In this role, he works with several teams that extend credit to clients from a wide range of products and industries, which includes Fund Finance, Commercial Real Estate, and Leveraged Loans. Most recently, Paul served as Treasurer for State Street EMEA, and prior to that Paul served as Chief Investment Officer at the company. Prior to joining State Street in 2004, Paul was Head of Investment Strategy for Aetna, Inc. Previously, Paul was with Prudential Investment Corporation and Chase Investors Management Corporation. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Paul is a member of the Board of the Dean Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, a member of the Board of Directors for the State Street Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board for Young Life in Central London.
A business leader in the tech sector for over 30 years and a leading executive in Silicon Valley, Elisa has led transformations to scale, grow and drive impact across large and small organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Splunk (SPLK), Bumble (BMBL), Procore Technologies (PCOR), JFrog (FROG) and Amplitude (AMPL). Elisa is also an Advisor to Salesforce (CRM) and serves as Chair of the Board for Namely, where she was previously CEO. Elisa served as CEO of Jive (JIVE), and previously served as Jive’s EVP of Marketing & Products. Prior to Jive, Elisa held executive leadership positions at Microsoft Corporation, Skype, Yahoo! Inc. and NetApp, Inc. She earned her MBA from the Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University and holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.
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.