John C. Backus Jr.
New Atlantic Ventures
Backus serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI) and the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. He served four years on the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), is Chairman Emeritus of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board of Directors, has served as a technology policy adviser to Virginia governors Gilmore, Warner, and McDonnell and has contributed his views to The Washington Post, Tech Crunch, Fortune, VentureBeat and Huffington Post. Backus began his career at Bain & Co. and Bain Capital, where he was the first management consultant to take a full time operating role in a portfolio company.