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Board of Directors

Dan Nova

Dan Nova, MBA

Partner, Highland Capital Partners

Dan joined Highland in 1996 as a Partner to establish and build the firm’s internet investment practice. He is leading the firm’s expansion efforts into China. He continues to be an active investor focusing on technology and consumer investments with specific experience and interest in internet, digital marketing and media technologies. Dan has led the firm’s investments and served on the boards of a number of successful companies including: Amp Resources (acquired by Enel), Ask Jeeves (IPO), BeFree (IPO), Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), eToys (IPO), Fastclick (IPO, acquired by ValueClick), Gamesville (acq'd by Lycos), Lycos (IPO), MapQuest (IPO, acquired by AOL), N2 Broadband (acquired by TANDBERG), Navic Networks (acquired by Microsoft), NextCard (IPO), NYTimes Digital (acquired by New York Times), Qihoo 360 (IPO), Quote.com (acquired by Lycos), Raindance (IPO), RoweCom (IPO), StyleFeeder (acquired by Time, Inc.) and YogaWorks (acquired by Great Hill Partners). His current portfolio includes Beyond the Rack, CMI Marketing, HourlyNerd, Rent The Runway, ThredUp, and Yipit. Dan has been recognized by the prestigious Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry. Prior to joining Highland in 1996, Dan was a Partner at CMG@Ventures where he co-led the partnership's investment activities in early-stage internet companies. Dan earned a B.S., Computer Science and Marketing from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Donald Trigg

Donald Trigg

SVP & President, Cerner Health Ventures

Donald Trigg serves as Senior Vice President and President of Cerner Health Ventures. In his role, he focuses on analyzing early market segment and top health system opportunities and then working with Chief Executive Neal Patterson to advance a leadership position within them. Mr. Trigg rejoined Cerner in 2012 after the successful sale of Natural Language Processing (NLP) category leader CodeRyte to 3M’s healthcare division. During his time at the company, CodeRyte saw triple-digit bookings growth including the largest quarter in company history leading up to the acquisition in Q2 2012. Before joining CodeRyte, Trigg spent more than seven years at Cerner where he served in a variety of executive roles, including Managing Director of the company’s operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland in London, England; General Manager for the Kansas City, Missouri, geography; management of corporate communications and marketing operations worldwide; and creation of Cerner’s government practice. Beyond his decade in healthcare IT, Trigg also brings a broad public policy background to Cerner at a time of increased government presence in healthcare. He worked for President George W. Bush for almost four years, running the policy arm of the Department of Commerce for Secretary Donald Evans, working as a senior adviser in Austin, Texas, for the 2000 Bush for President campaign and serving on the 2001 Bush-Cheney transition team. Mr. Trigg also had a multi-year tenure on Capitol Hill, working in a series of senior policy positions in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House. Mr. Trigg serves as a member of the advisory board of Western Governors University (WGU) and also sits on the Greater Kansas City board of the American Red Cross. Trigg graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y with a BA in Economics and U.S. History.