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Gary Golding directs Edison’s regional investment team in McLean, Virginia. He focuses on investments in the communications and government information technology sectors. Golding has been a venture capitalist for 21 years, and in that time, has served as a director of 21 companies. Before joining Edison in 1997, Gary co-founded the CEO Venture Fund, a firm launched in Pittsburgh by three successful technology entrepreneurs. As General Partner and Chief Operating Officer of CEO Venture Fund II, Golding managed the firm’s office in Vienna, Virginia, and made his first investment in the Greater Washington region in 1987. He currently serves on the Board of the Tech Council of Maryland and is Chairman of the TCM Capital Formation Forum. The Association for Corporate Growth named Golding Dealmaker of the Year. Golding holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Boston College and an MA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Pittsburgh.
Tom Ebling brings more than 20 years experience in business management and software development to his role as President and CEO of Demandware. With a solid reputation for driving rapid growth in emerging companies, Ebling has a proven track record of guiding innovative companies to market leadership. Ebling’s retail technology experience includes serving as chief executive officer of ProfitLogic, the industry leader in merchandising optimization solutions, which he led to successful acquisition by Oracle in 2005. Previously, Ebling acted as CEO of Torrent Systems, a data warehousing and analytics software provider acquired by Ascential Software in 2001. Ebling also spent 18 years of his career helping to grow Marcam Solutions from startup to $200 million in revenues and a successful IPO. Most recently, Ebling served as CEO of Lattice Engines, a startup offering sales and optimization solutions to large sales organizations. Ebling holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Williams College. He also attended Harvard Law School, and holds a patent for inventions in software related to Process Manufacturing at Marcam Corporation.
Wes started Rand Griffin, Ltd in 2010 to provide advisory services to emerging companies in order to leverage the 30 years of experience he has had as President of high technology companies. Since 2004, he was CEO of Sionex Corporation, a start-up that developed a trace chemical detector targeted at Homeland Security, Environmental and Medical Device markets. Earlier, he was the CEO of Radiant Images, an early-stage company with advanced microdisplay technology, where he successfully negotiated financing as well as a strategic partnership with the leader in their targeted market. While CEO at MicroTouch Systems, a worldwide leader in touchscreens, and Lasertron, the leader in lasers for the telecommunications market, Wes initiated the sale of both companies generating $275 million in shareholder value. Earlier in his career, he was President of Autographix and General Scanning and was a partner with the strategy consulting firm, Braxton Associates. Wes holds a BSE in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard.
Gary serves as Chairman of the Board of Vanderweil Engineers, one of the largest mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP/FP) engineering firms in the industry. The firm has offices in Boston, Princeton, Alexandria, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, and has designed the mechanical and electrical infrastructure for buildings and companies throughout the country and in the far and middle east. He has extensive design experience in HVAC, plumbing, and electrical building systems. He holds an A.B. in Engineering from Harvard University and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The firm’s Chief Financial Officer until 2005, Bill has overseen all aspects of administration, finance and marketing. He remains active in all these areas. Bill has also served as President of the Board of Directors of the Excel Design Professional Risk Management Group, Vanderweil’s professional liability insurance company. He received a BA degree from Colby College, and an MBA degree in Economics from the University of Detroit.
Jerry is President and CEO of VFA. He has more than 25 years of general management and strategic technology experience, and has established a proven track record with both emerging and established software and services companies.
Prior to VFA, Jerry served as Executive Vice President of the Investors Services Group at First Data Corporation and Corporate Vice President/General Manager at New England Business Systems. He also directed the worldwide channel strategy for software products at ComputerVision, where he held the position of Vice President/General Manager of Alternate Channels Business Unit.
Jerry graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and received his master’s in business administration from Yale University. Prior to his business career, Jerry served in the U.S. Coast Guard for nine years, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. Jerry is also a member of the board of directors of Tangoe, Inc.