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CHARLES E. HARRIS
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 1984
Prior to 1984, Mr. Harris had an 18 year career in the investment industry, including serving as Chairman of Wood, Struthers and Winthrop Management Corp., the investment advisory subsidiary of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He is a past Trustee and current Co-Chairman of the President's Council of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a research and education institution in molecular biology and genetics, and a current Trustee and Chairman of the audit committee of Nidus Center, a life sciences business incubator. He is a life-sustaining fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Shareholder of its Entrepreneurship Center. Mr. Harris was a member of the Advisory Panel for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He was graduated from Princeton University (A.B.) and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.).
DOUGLAS W. JAMISON
President, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director since 2005
From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Jamison served as Vice President, and from 2005 to 2007, he also served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jamison worked for five years as a Senior Technology Manager at the University of Utah Technology Transfer Office, where he managed intellectual property for the University of Utah. This included assessing technologies in both the biological sciences and the physical sciences, working with patent attorneys to develop patent protection, and developing and marketing these technologies with industry. He was graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A.) and the University of Utah (M.S.).
DANIEL B. WOLFE, PH.D.
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director since 2008
Mr. Wolfe joined Harris & Harris Group in 2004. He served as Vice President from 2004 to 2007, Senior Associate from 2005 to 2006 and Principal from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wolfe was a consultant to Nanosys, Inc., CW Group, and Bioscale, Inc., and was the Co-founder and President of Scientific Venture Assessments, Inc., a provider of scientific analysis of prospective investments for private equity placements and of scientific expertise to high-technology companies. He was graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. and A.M. in Chemistry. He was a NSF Predoctoral Fellow at Harvard, and his thesis advisor was Professor George Whitesides. He was also graduated from Rice University with B.A. in Chemistry, where he worked with Professor Naomi Halas, and his honors included the Zevi and Bertha Salsburg Memorial Award in Chemistry and the Presidential Honor Role. He has published over 15 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
ALEXEI A. ANDREEV, PH.D.
Executive Vice President and Managing Director since 2005
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Mr. Andreev was an Associate with Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a venture capital firm, where he was exclusively focused on nanotechnology and material science investment opportunities. While at DFJ, he played an integral role in sourcing and funding EoPlex, Intematix, Solicore and D-Wave Systems, for which companies he served as an active Board Director or Observer. Previously, he worked for TLcom Capital Partners, a London-based venture capital fund backed by Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, he was employed by Renaissance Capital Group/Sputnik Funds, a venture capital fund in Moscow, Russia. Before he started his business career, he was a researcher at the Centre of Nanotechnology, ISAN (RAS), in Troitsk, Russia, where he was focused on optical and electrical properties of Quantum Dot heterostructures. Mr. Andreev was graduated from the Department of Theoretical Physics of Moscow Steel & Alloys Institute with a Ph.D. degree, where he was a recipient of the Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists of Russian Academia of Sciences, the Scholarship from the International Center of Fundamental Physics and Soros Scientific Foundation. He also was graduated from Moscow Steel & Alloys Institute with a B.S. with honors in Engineering/Material Sciences and from Stanford Graduate School of Business with an M.B.A. He is a co-founder and Director of the American Business Association of Russian Expatriates (AmBar).
MICHAEL A. JANSE
Executive Vice President and Managing Director since 2007
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Mr. Janse was a Principal at ARCH Venture Partners in the firm's Chicago office, focusing on nanotechnology, semiconductors and advanced materials technologies. His role included a particular focus on technologies emanating from universities, research labs and national labs. Prior to ARCH, Mr. Janse worked in Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector as a process engineer, and later marketed semiconductor components to manufacturers of personal computers and networking products. He was holds an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University.
SANDRA MATRICK FORMAN, ESQ.
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Human Resources since 2004
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Ms. Forman was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, in the Investment Management Group. She previously served as an intern in the office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense. In addition, she previously served as an intern for the Honorable Ronald S. Lew, United States Federal District Court, Central District of California. She was graduated from New York University (B.A.), where her honors included National Journalism Honor Society, and from the University of California Los Angeles (J.D.), where her honors included Order of the Coif and membership on the Law Review. She is currently a member of the working group for the National Venture Capital Association model documents.
MISTI USHIO, PH.D.
Vice President and Associate since 2007
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Ms. Ushio was a Technology Licensing Officer at Columbia University, where she managed the nanotechnology and materials science invention and patent portfolios. From May 1996 to May 2006, she was employed by Merck & Co., Inc., most recently as a Senior Research Biochemical Engineer with the Bioprocess R&D group. She is a graduate of University College London (Ph.D. Biochemical Engineering), Lehigh University (M.S. Chemical Engineering) and Johns Hopkins University (B.S., Chemical Engineering).
PATRICIA N. EGAN, CPA
Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Senior Controller since 2005
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Ms. Egan served as a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its financial services group from 1996 to 2005. Ms. Egan was graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., Accounting), where her honors included the Othmar F. Winkler Award for Excellence in Community Service. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
MARY P. BRADY, CPA
Vice President, Controller and Assistant Secretary since December 2005
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Ms. Brady served as a senior accountant at Clarendon Insurance Company in its program accounting group from 2003 through 2005. Previously, she served as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its financial services group from 2000 to 2003. Ms. Brady graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lehman College (B.S., Accounting). She is a Certified Public Accountant.
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