Sunday, March 18, 2007

Even more of the 639 extraordinary people in the Swamp Fox Community you want to know

Immediately upon registering to attend InnoVenture 2007, you'll be able to see everyone else that is registered. As of today, there are 639 extraordinarily talented people you'll want to know in the Swamp Fox Community, which is growing daily.

Bert Stuck
GE Energy

Greenville, SC
I have 25 years with GE in both the Aviation and Energy businesses. I have held a variety of engineering design and management positions primarily related to the development of new products and services. Currently I manage Engineering Operations for GE Energy's Engineering Division and am helping lead GE's participation at InnoVenture 2007.
Steve Swanson
Automated Trading Desk

Mount Pleasant, SC
President and Chief Executive Officer , is also one of the founding members of Automated Trading Desk, LLC (ATD), the pioneer of automated limit-order technology. Focuses on leading operations and developing and maintaining groundbreaking trading models and services. His extensive programming and financial knowledge complements ATD's unique and innovative corporate culture.
Rik Vandevenne
River Cities Capital Funds

Raleigh, NC
River Cities Capital Funds is a $350MM venture fund focused on the Southeast and Midwest. We invest in high growth companies in the Healthcare and IT sectors. I am a Vanderbilt engineering grad with a Duke MBA. I worked in consulting for 6 years before entering the venture capital world.
Ron Fulbright
University of South Carolina Upstate

Spartanburg, SC
Ron Fulbright has over 25 years experience in software engineering and information technology. As the first Chair of the Department of Informatics, Dr. Fulbright is leading the development of a unique multi-disciplinary program in information technology. Dr. Fulbright's research interests include: computer aided innovation, emergence in complex adaptive systems, and organizational informatics.
Wolfgang Schmittinger
Clemson University

Clemson, SC
I am a German citizen. Since August 2005, I am a Clemson University student pursuing a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering. I obtained my undergraduate degree “Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau (FH)” with an emphasis on Automotive Engineering at the FH Trier. I am working on the field of PEM fuel cells, focusing on durability. My goal is to work for a car manufacturer on alternative power plants.
Ralph Heredia

Greenville, SC
A highly energetic leader with strong technical skills, creativity, business and sales experience. Highly effective at developing and strengthening relationships with technology suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. Inventor of the Zipit Wireless Messenger and several other key technologies. A strong technical contributor that holds a number of patents.
Frank Skinner
UNC Charlotte

Charlotte, NC
Frank Skinner has a BSME from Georgia Institute of Technology and his MSME from the University of Massachusetts. He has accumulated 12 patents while working for Whirlpool Corporation, General Electric and others. Frank is currently the Director of Industrial Solutions at UNC Charlotte where he created the course “Mechanical Innovations” and the UNC Charlotte Inventors Council.
Selester Bennett
Nature Diagnostics

Blacksburg, VA
Selester Bennett is the President and Business Development Officer of Nature Diagnostics, Inc. Nature Diagnostics is focused on the development and commercialization of diagnostic systems for the raw and prepared food markets. Mr. Bennett has a Masters in Molecular Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and has over 15 years of experience.
Tim Mousseau
University of SC

Columbia, SC
Professor of Biological Sciences, USC - Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts and Sciences - Former NSF Program Officer.
Craig O'Neal

Greenville, SC
As the co-founder of VantagePoint, Craig is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company. Under his leadership, VantagePoint has become well-recognized for its forward thinking and pragmatic approach. Craig brings nearly 30 years of management experience to his position.
If that's not enough, here's 7 more... and 6 more... and 7 more... and 6 more... and 1 more... and 8 more.

Sparks will fly!

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