Nate Lentz of Osage Venture Partners Announced as New PACT Chairman; PACT welcomes five new Board Members, new Executive Committee Members and Board Emeritus
Nate Lentz of Osage Venture Partners Announced as New PACT Chairman
PACT welcomes five new Board Members, new Executive Committee Members and Board Emeritus
Philadelphia, September 7, 2016 - The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) proudly announces Nate Lentz, Managing Partner of Osage Venture Partners, as the new PACT Chairman of the Board. PACT also welcomes five new Board Members, new Executive Committee Members and a newly formed Board Emeritus that recognizes key founding leaders of PACT.
Nate joined Osage Venture Partners in 2008 and as Managing Partner oversees investment and portfolio management activities. He serves on the Board of Directors of BA-Insight, Canvas, InstaMed, OpsDataStore, PeopleLinx, Pneuron, RackWare, Sidecar, and Wylei. Nate also serves on the Board of Directors of Ben Franklin Southeast Pennsylvania.
“We are thrilled to work with Nate as the new PACT Chairman of the Board. His expertise in the investment and entrepreneurial communities will help drive PACT’s continued evolution into providing top notch programs and services for the community” said Dean Miller, President and CEO of PACT.
Five executives from PACT’s Founding Leaders also joined the Board of Directors:
Allen is a director at Fairmount Partners. He focuses on originating and executing middle-market investment banking transactions in the Internet and Digital Media sector. Allen has advised on exclusive sale assignments, buy-side transactions, financings, and various other strategic advisory assignments and has completed more than 50 transactions totaling over $13 billion in consideration.
Dave is a Partner within EY’s Philadelphia Assurance practice and leads the Philadelphia Strategic Growth Markets Practice. Dave has 13 years of experience and has served numerous public and private clients, including health and life sciences, multinational diversified manufacturing, technology, technology services, private equity, and venture capital companies. Dave also has significant accounting, auditing, reporting and transaction experience, including experience with numerous significant business combinations for public and private companies, and numerous initial public offerings, secondary offerings and financings.
Ryan is the head of SEI’s Wealth Platform. In this role, Ryan is responsible for the technology resource and delivery teams driving the creation, deployment and continuous innovation of SEI’s Wealth Platform globally. Ryan began his career with SEI in 1998 in the US, before moving to the UK in 2001. During his tenure in the UK, Ryan held many leadership roles including running the SWP UK business from 2012-2014. In his current role, Ryan is also a member of SEI’s Executive Committee.
Heather is the Vice President, Corporate Communications at Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE), which provides capital to technology-driven businesses in healthcare, financial services and digital media. Heather has more than 15 years’ experience working in a wide variety of industries including venture capital, healthcare, technology and commercial real estate with public and private, early-, growth- and late-stage companies. At Safeguard, Heather implements integrated marketing communications, investor relations, public relations, social media, branding, and corporate positioning strategies that foster business development, M&A and partnering opportunities.
Sean is the Philadelphia Office Managing Partner at Grant Thornton. He previously served as the Assistant Managing Partner of the New York cluster and was responsible for the operations and quality for the entire New York practice. Concurrent with this role, he also served as the Audit Practice Leader for the Northeast region. Sean previously served for six years as the National Partner for Professional Standards responsible for the Northeast region. In that role, he was involved with the most complex accounting, auditing, and risk management matters.
PACT’s Board Emeritus recognizes select board members for their work, insights and support which have shaped PACT and elevated our entrepreneurial community. Each one of the inaugural members has helped to shape PACT from the early stages of its vision into reality. It consists of PACT’s Founding Chairman and three Founding Executive Committee Members. These individuals continue to play an active role on the PACT Board of Directors:
· Frank S. Hermance, Chairman & CEO, Ametek, PACT Founding Chairman Emeritus
· Charles Robins, Managing Director, Fairmount Partners, PACT Founding Executive Committee Emeritus
· Michael Forman, Chairman & CEO, Franklin Square, PACT Founding Executive Committee Emeritus
· Kate Shay, Partner, Duane Morris, PACT Founding Executive Committee Emeritus
Joining Dean Miller, Jonathan Brassington and Marc Lederman on the PACT Executive Committee are four board members:
· Nate Lentz, Chair
· Michael Heller, CEO, Cozen O’Connor
· Brian Lobley, SVP - Marketing, Consumer & Ancillary Business, Independence Blue Cross
· RoseAnn Rosenthal, President & CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, SEP
“We are proud to welcome all of the new members of our board and committees. PACT could not function without the support and leadership of its Board of Directors, Board Emeritus, and Board Committees. Their ideas and collaboration lay the groundwork for PACT’s ultimate success,” explained Dean Miller.
PACT Board of Directors 2016 - 2017
Andrea R. Allon, COO, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Saul Behar, General Counsel, University City Science Center
Allen Born, Director, Fairmount Partners
Jonathan Brassington, CEO, LiquidHub
Dave Burkavage, Partner, EY
Andrew Cherry, Managing Director, KPMG LLP
Sean Denham, Office Managing Partner, Grant Thornton, LLP
David Egan, Senior Director of Enterprise Sales, Comcast Business
Guy Fardone, COO, EvolveIP
Robert W. Fesnak, Partner, RSM
Andrew Hamilton, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Dennis Hancock, VP, Global Commercial Solutions, Pfizer
Michael S. Harrington, Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP
Michael Heller, CEO, Cozen O’Connor
Ryan Hicke, Senior VP, SEI
Heather Hunter, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Safeguard Scientifics
Rich Kollender, Partner, Quaker Partners
Marc R. Lederman, Managing Partner, NewSpring Capital
Nate Lentz, Managing Partner, Osage Venture Partners
Brian Lobley, SVP - Marketing, Consumer & Ancillary Business, Independence Blue Cross
Lisa McCann, Principal – Information Technology, Vanguard
Vince Menichelli, Managing Director, Actua
Christopher S. Miller, Partner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Dean E. Miller, PACT, President & CEO
Bob Moul, CEO, Cloudamize
RoseAnn Rosenthal, President & CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, SEP
Dave Spencer, Managing Director, East Market Unit, SAP
Sandra Stoneman, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
John Swartley, PhD, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Executive Director, Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), University of Pennsylvania
Harry Vitelli, VP, Construction and Field Applications, Bentley Systems, Inc.
PACT Board Emeritus
Frank S. Hermance, Chairman & CEO, Ametek, PACT Founding Chairman
Charles Robins, Managing Director, Fairmount Partners, PACT Founding Executive Committee
Michael Forman, Chairman & CEO, Franklin Square, PACT Founding Executive Committee
Kate Shay, Partner, Duane Morris, PACT Founding Executive Committee
For more information on PACT and its leadership, you can reach me via email or by phone at 609-790-6206.
About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. Visit www.philadelphiapact.com for more information.