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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.

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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.

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Todd Cozzens

Todd Cozzens

Co-Founder & Managing Partner,
Leerink Transformation Partners


Todd is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Leerink Transformation Partners (LTP) with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare information technology and services industry. Toddhas led LTP’s investments in Health Catalyst, Outcome Health, Kyruus and PatientPing. Prior to forming LTP in 2016, he co-led healthcare investing at Sequoia Capital where he invested in and helped build defining healthcare companies like Health Catalyst, MedExpress (sold to UnitedHealth Group for $1.5B, a sale in which Todd was instrumental), Natera (IPO in 2015 - NASDAQ: NTRA) and ZirMed (sold recently to Bain Capital for $750 M after Todd’s introduction) from early growth stages onward. Prior to his time at Sequoia Capital, Todd led several business areas within Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, including strategy and M&A. Todd served as CEO of Optum’s Accountable Care Solutions business and helped with the formation and launch of Optum in 2011. Todd himself provided the seed capital for and was the Co-founder and CEO of Picis, Inc., the market leader in electronic medical records for the high acuity areas of the hospital (operating rooms, intensive care units, and emergency departments); in 2010, Picis was acquired by UnitedHealth Group. Before founding Picis, Todd started his operating career in healthcare by helping bootstrap and build Marquette Medical Systems and guiding it to leadership in cardiology diagnostics, patient monitoring and healthcare software solutions. He co-led the company’s IPO with the founder, and it was later acquired by GE for over $800 million. Todd is a board member of current portfolio partner companies Health Catalyst, PatientPing, Outcome Health, and Kyruus (observer). He is also a board member of Natera (NASDAQ: NTRA), ZirMed, StemCentrx, and SCIO Health Analytics. He is a former board member of PerfectServe, MedExpress, and AirStrip. Todd received a BA from Marquette University and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development (PMD). He sits on the executive committee of the InnerCity Scholarship Fund of Boston, as well as the Board of Overseers of Newton Wellesley Hospital. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Council. Todd was a member of the US Sailing Team for three Olympiads, reaching a No. 2 worldwide ranking and winning several North American and European championships, two Bacardi Cups and a gold medal in the Pan American Games. Todd gave up grand prix sailing competition to focus on his other babies – the companies he founded and led and his family, wife Carme, daughters Chloe and Chantal. He has been trying to replace sailing with golf for ten years but admits that course records where he plays are in absolutely no danger of being broken when he’s playing.

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