The Board of Directors members have decades of successful experience investing in early stage and start-up companies. Read their individual profiles.
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Board of Directors:
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Converus is guided by a skilled and experienced board of directors
providing insight from a range of start-up and established companies.
Rogelio de los Santos
Rogelio de los Santos is a founder and funder of early stage companies. He’s also recognized for being an active bridge-builder and dealmaker. De los Santos is a Managing Partner at Dalus Capital and Alta Ventures. De los Santos is the Chairman of the Board of MFM Financial and the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute. He’s also a Director in Wanderu, eFactor, Nuve, Energryn and Inmobly and a board member of the Tec de Monterrey, Mexico-United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC), and Auria Capital. In 2013 he founded and is currently the Chairman of INCmty, LatAm’s entrepreneurship festival.
De los Santos earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tec de Monterrey, a master’s degree in Business Leadership from Duxx, and an honorary degree from Babson College.
Scott Frazier has extensive skill and experience working with technology start-ups in Utah. He has funded more than 80 Utah companies—including many of Utah’s current technology and healthcare leaders. He currently serves as the CEO of EmployeeReferrals.com, the leader in job referral technology. He is also a Managing Director of Diversification Partners, a fund that provides liquidity to founders and early investors of growing, venture capital/private equity-backed companies. Scott was co-founder and managing director of the Utah Angels from 1997-2009.
He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. degree from Brigham Young University.
Todd Mickelsen has more than 20 years of high tech senior management experience in business development, sales and product management at start-ups and established software giants, including Microsoft. Prior to joining Converus, Todd was Director of Product Management at Ancestry.com, responsible for the definition and delivery of a new family history software platform. As a co-founder of NextPage, a provider of search and content networking software, he also served as the Managing Director of NextPage Europe Ltd. overseeing the EMEA business out of the London office. As VP of Business Development at FAST Search, a leader in enterprise search technology, he helped grow the company to more than $100M in revenue — leading to an acquisition by Microsoft for $1.2B. At Microsoft, Todd provided product direction for Microsoft’s enterprise search products.
Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and business from Brigham Young University.
Bryan K. Ritchie
Bryan Ritchie is an expert at commercializing new technologies, especially those discovered at universities, through patenting, licensing, startups and business development. His substantial experience in business and academia create a unique combination of knowledge and experience around intellectual property commercialization. He’s currently the Vice President of Innovation and Associate Provost at Notre Dame University. In addition, he oversees private equity investing through multiple entities, including GrowthSPORT, Bryan James, Corp., and RCF Holdings. He has consulted for more than 100 companies, many in the fortune 500 and he serves on several boards of directors. He has a patent for pretreated densified biomass products and is the author of many books and articles, including co-author of “Relationship Economics.”
Bryan holds a Ph.D. from Emory University and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
Mike Wolfgramm joined the Alta Ventures team in January 2013 as Managing Director, bringing with him deep expertise in a wide range of areas, with special emphasis in high tech. He was the Chief Technology Officer at Ancestry.com. In this role, he was responsible for orchestrating the product development and the delivery of the company’s global technologies and services — including www.ancestry.com, www.genealogy.com, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com, www.myfamily.com and www.familytreemaker.com. In addition, Mike had responsibility for the company’s Web Operations, IT and IS organizations.
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