October 16, 2014
Evan Burfield is a co-founder of 1776 and is driven by his passionate belief in entrepreneurship as the engine for solving the major problems facing America and the world today - from education to energy efficiency.
Burfield became an entrepreneur in 1996 when he founded netDecide, shortly after graduating from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Before he turned 25, he built netDecide into the leading provider of enterprise wealth management solutions for top tier financial service firms. After netDecide, Burfield served as the director of Strategy and Technology for Oakwood Global Finance, where he led the London-based private equity firm's analyses of new global markets, new business models in financial services, and data-driven investment strategies. In 2006, Burfield returned to Washington, D.C. to found Synteractive, a consulting firm that builds innovative social apps for startups, corporations, and government agencies.
Burfield holds bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, he won the Webb Medley prize for outstanding work on the effects of organizational incentives on knowledge sharing. Burfield currently serves on the Board of the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford, dedicated to the study of American history and politics.
AOL Fishbowl Labs
Fletcher Jones is the co-founder and director of Fishbowl Labs, a community of startups working on the AOL campus in Dulles, Va. A long time employee of AOL, Fletcher started his Internet career as a product manager at Netscape Communications which AOL acquired in 1999. He has held a number of leadership roles in product, marketing and business operations at AOL and is currently chief of staff for AOL Membership. Fletcher earned a BSE and MBA from the University of Michigan. He works in Dulles, Va. and lives in Bethesda, Md. with his wife and three children.
James Quigley is the CEO and co-founder of Canvas, a cloud-based software service that enables businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms with an app on their smartphone/tablet. With headquarters in Northern Virginia and offices in London and Sydney, Canvas has become one of the fastest growing technology startups in the area.
Quigley has a long history of building successful wireless companies. Prior to Canvas, he was vice president and managing director of Mobile Solutions at VeriSign. Other successful startups include Aether Systems, Orbcomm, and Peak Technologies. Quigley has won numerous awards, including recognition as one of the 2012's Top 50 CEOs by the Center for Innovative Technology. He also was named one of the top 20 global executives in his field by CLO Magazine and the World Supply Chain Forum, and was named one of the top startup CEOs to follow on Twitter from the region. Quigley sits on the board and has founded several not for profits (including Letsgiveback.org), and is a co-founder of the fast growing coworking experiment Refraction.
Juan Pablo Segura
CFO and Founder
Juan Pablo Segura is the president and co-founder of 1EQ, a digital healthcare company focused on using the Internet of things to re-imagine how healthcare is delivered. Under his leadership, in a little more than a year, the company has rolled out its flagship product in prenatal care - Babyscripts - in four large hospital systems, raised more than $1 million in venture and angel funding, and partnered with General Electric - a fortune 10 company. His primary roles and responsibilities are establishing and cultivating strategic relationships, managing both the day to day and long term finances of the company, and recruiting key personnel to implement the strategic vision of the company.
Segura has been named as a Healthcare Transformer by the Startup Health Academy in New York City and a Wireless Lifechanger by CTIA for his work in delivering more effective technology tools for pregnant patients. He engages the digital healthcare sphere as a thought leader, leading HIMMS sponsored events like Demonstrating Value in Mobile and publishing thought pieces like Why Disruption in Health IT is like a Tiramisu, How a Real Business Model could Save Healthcare.gov, Obamacare - there's an App for That and The Future of Consumer Healthcare.
In addition to his current work, Segura is a member of Gaucho Capital LLC, a private firm that manages key investments in the food and beverage industry. Prior to his work in entrepreneurship, Segura was a risk and tax consultant for Deloitte and Touche, where he advised several large corporations on matters of risk mitigation, bankruptcy liquidation, and international tax planning. Segura specialized in advising clients in the financial services industry, with his two main clients being Fannie Mae and Lehman Brothers in liquidation. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Virginia and a board member at BIPAC (Business Industry Political Action Committee).
Segura is actively involved in community service, serving on the Advisory Council for the Spanish Catholic Center, an organization that helps serve more than 30,000 Hispanics in the D.C. area on healthcare, employment, and educational issues; and is a politically appointed board member of the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB), a $150 million local agency that provides services for people in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church who have mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Norm Snyder, CPA, CGMA, serves as the lead partner in Aronson's Technology Industry Services. With more than 30 years of experience, Snyder specializes in assurance, due diligence and consulting services for clients that include hi-tech companies, biotech companies, venture-backed companies, public companies, nonprofit organizations and other businesses.
Throughout his career, Snyder has enjoyed solving complex problems to help his clients. He left a steadily progressing career at a "Big 4" CPA firm to start a firm where he could serve middle market companies in a way that added true value, and he brought his audit practice to Aronson in 2008. Snyder enjoys working with technology entrepreneurs who are bright and passionate, but often face complex financial issues. As an analytic and creative thinker, Snyder uses his in-depth understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape to help them solve these issues through practical solutions and sound business advice.
Snyder received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Maryland and, upon earning his CPA, Snyder was given the Elijah Watts Sells Honorable Mention Award. He is a member of the AICPA, the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, the Virginia Society of CPAs and has served as chair of the Assurance Services Committee of the CPAAI and currently leads Aronson's A&A Committee. Snyder is also an active participant with NVTC, MAVA, the Tech Council of Maryland, and the Transaction Services Group of Praxity.
Active in his community, Snyder serves as Treasurer for McLean Presbyterian Church and is an avid outdoorsman. On any given Saturday during the summer, you can find Snyder cycling to D.C.'s Maine Avenue Fish Market before enjoying an oyster breakfast on the back of his boat.
Rachael Stott is the director of Refraction, a coworking experiment bringing together leaders in technology, social good and the arts into a diverse community focused on innovation, collaboration and impact. Refraction is developing sustainable ways for startups to integrate engagement, social responsibility and wellness into their culture, thus reframing culture as a competitive advantage.
In addition to her work, Stott is committed to supporting social entrepreneurs working towards positive sustainable change. She cofounded and continues to advise Dandelion Support Network, a charity that supports vulnerable families. She also is a member of the leadership team that is working to launch the first international affiliate of Off the Mat, is actively involved in Into the World in Australia & New Zealand, and is a board member of Communitere International, an organization pioneering an effective model for sustainable disaster recovery.
Stott divides her time between Washington, D.C.; Sydney and rural Australia. When she isn't working or with her two young sons, you will find her devouring the latest research or on her yoga mat.
MACH37™ Cybersecurity Accelerator
Dan Woolley has more than 30 years of IT industry leadership working with software, hardware and global security consulting organizations. As a general partner with MACH37™, he is responsible for identifying emerging security entrepreneurs and structuring programs that prepare them to find early stage and venture funding. The 90 day program at MACH37 prepares companies for the journey and validates the solution, technology, market and sales models required to successfully result in building and funding sustaining ventures.
Prior to joining MACH37, Woolley was responsible for managing five of Dell's seven Strategic Global Alliances as well as Dell's security domain partners. In addition to driving Dell's strategic alliance programs, Woolley was responsible, while at CA Technologies, for developing the long-range strategic partnership programs for Microsoft and Intel.
A large part of Woolley's career has been centered in the evolving international cybersecurity world. He has been personally involved in defining cybersecurity standards for corporate America, established the information sharing and analysis centers for the global financial community (FS ISAC) and IT ISAC, as well as shaping the development of cyber protection and cyber response organizations at Raytheon, SAIC's Global Integrity and at Ernst & Young.
While managing Ernst and Young's Information Security Services Mid Atlantic Practice, Woolley served as the lead negotiator for a consortium of leading software security companies on the Digital Millennium Copyright Treaty and as the president and CEO of Global Integrity, an SAIC subsidiary, testified before the U.S. Congress on Information Security Threats to the U.S. Corporate Infrastructure.
Woolley is retired U.S. Air Force officer and has held multiple assignments at the Pentagon on the staff to the Secretary of the Air Force. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Advanced Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California. He is also graduate of the USAF Air Command Staff College, Squadron Officers School and the Defense Information College.
Woolley has been a member of the Association for Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for over seven years and is currently a member of the ASAP Global Board of Directors.