Charles E. Harris
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 1984
Prior to 1984, Mr. Harris had an eighteen-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 currently a trustee of two not-for-profit entities, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a research and education institution in molecular biology and genetics, and the 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
Vice President since 2002
President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer since 2005
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, 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 V. Leff, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President/Managing Director since 2004
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Mr. Leff was a Senior Associate with Sevin Rosen Funds in the firm's Dallas, Texas office where he focused on early-stage investment opportunities in semiconductors, components, and various emerging technology areas. While at Sevin Rosen Funds, he played an integral role in the funding of Nanomix, InnovaLight, Sana Security, and D2Audio. Mr. Leff has also worked for Redpoint Ventures in the firm's Los Angeles office. In addition, he previously held engineering, marketing and strategic investment positions with Intel Corporation. Mr. Leff received his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from UCLA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where his thesis advisor was Professor James R. Heath (recipient of the 2000 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology). He also received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA, where he was an Anderson Venture Fellow. Mr. Leff has published several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been awarded two patents in the field of Nanotechnology. He is also a member of the business advisory boards of the NanoBusiness Alliance and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI).
Alexei A. Andreev, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President/Managing Director since 2005
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Mr. Andreev was an associate with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, 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 of Solicore, D-Wave Systems, Intematix and EoPlex, where 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, Mr. Andreev 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 in strong magnetic fields. Mr. Andreev received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Theoretical Physics of Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute led by Alexei A. Abrikosov (recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2003), where he was a recipient of the Scholorship for Outstanding Young Scientists of Russian Academia of Sciences, the Scholarship from the International Center of Fundamental Physics and Soros Scientific Foundation. Mr. Andreev also received a B.S. with honors in Engineering/Material Sciences from Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute and with an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a director of the American Business Association of Russian Expatriates.
Sandra Matrick Forman, Esq.
General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Human Resources since 2004
Prior to joining us, she was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, in the Investment Management Group, from 2001 to 2004. From May to August 2000, she was a Summer Associate with Latham & Watkins LLP in its London office. Ms. Forman served as an intern from August to December 2000 in the office of the General Counsel, United States Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense. From June to August 1999, she 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.
Daniel B. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Vice President since 2004; Senior Associate since 2006
Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, 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. Mr. Wolfe received his Ph.D. and A.M. in Chemistry from Harvard University, where he was a NSF Predoctoral Fellow, and his thesis advisor was Professor George Whitesides. He also received a B.A. in Chemistry from Rice University, 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. Mr. Wolfe has published over 15 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
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.