Team

Jeff Rohr

Jeff Rohr

Non-Executive Chairman

B.S. in Accounting, Florida State University

Jeff has 30 years of senior management experience at Deloitte LLP having last served in the role of Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. In the role of CFO, Jeff was responsible for all aspects of financial affairs of Deloitte, including strategy, accounting, financial reporting, treasury, capital adequacy, liquidity, taxes, pensions, and risk management. Previously, Jeff served as the Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions as well as National Director of Deloitte’s Business Planning.

Currently, Jeff serves on a number of Boards and Foundations, including the Board of Directors of American Express Centurion Bank, where he is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee,  the Board of Education of the Bronxville NY School District,  Chairman of Florida State University’s College of Business board of governors, and the Homeownership Preservation Foundation. Jeff is the Audit Committee Chair at Allied Minds.

Harry Rein

Harry Rein

Senior Independent Director

Emory University and Oglethorpe College MBA, Darden School at the University of Virginia

Harry joined the Board of Allied Minds in 2017 and brings extensive experience from the venture capital sector. Most recently, he served as General Partner for 10 years at Foundation Medical Partners (Foundation), having been instrumental in its formation. Foundation is an early stage venture capital firm focused on the healthcare sector. Prior to Foundation, Harry served as Founder and Managing Partner at Canaan Partners (Canaan). Harry was responsible for life sciences investments at both Foundation and Canaan. Prior to Canaan Harry was President and CEO of GE Venture Capital Corporation, having joined General Electric Company in 1979. He directed several of General Electric’s lighting businesses before joining the venture capital subsidiary.

Harry currently serves on the Board of DeliverCareRX and served on the Board of Anadigics until 2016. He has served on the Board of over 20 public and private entrepreneurial companies, including: Cell Pathways; OraPharma (acquired by Johnson & Johnson); National MD (acquired by GE); OmniSonics; GenVec; CardioNet; and Spine Wave, and was an investor in Praecis Pharmaceuticals.

Joseph Pignato

Joseph Pignato

Co-Chief Executive Officer

BA in Financial Economics, Saint Anselm College

Joseph is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Allied Minds and serves on the Allied Minds Board as an Executive Director. Prior to joining Allied Minds, Joe was the CFO of Swipely, Inc. During his ten years in the venture capital industry, he served as General Partner, COO and CFO of two separate early stage venture firms – Charles River Ventures and Prism Ventures. Early in his career Joe served in various senior financial roles including CFO at Lightbridge, Inc., a publicly traded software company. Joe started his career in public accounting at Deloitte. Joe is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Co-Chief Executive Officer

JD in Business Law and Regulation, Cornell Law School BA in Political Science and Economics, Colgate University

Michael is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Allied Minds and serves on the Allied Minds Board as an Executive Director.

Before joining Allied Minds, Michael was a Partner at DLA Piper and Goodwin Procter. At these firms, Michael acted as outside general counsel to public and private companies, investment banks, and private equity and venture capital firms, with an emphasis on serving the needs of growth companies in the technology and life science sectors, and providing counsel on company formation, equity and debt financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, intellectual-property transactions, executive compensation, employment law, and other operational and transactional matters. Michael is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts and New York.

When not at work, Mike is a huge fan of high school, collegiate and professional cross-country and track & field, and tries to spend as much time as possible outside running, hiking, skiing or golfing.

Nina Thayer

Nina Thayer

VP, Associate General Counsel

B.S. in Business Administration, Boston University J.D., Boston University School of Law

Nina Thayer is Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Allied Minds. Prior to joining Allied Minds, Nina was an Associate with Goodwin Procter LLP where she represented private equity and venture capital firms as well as a wide range of public and private companies. While at Goodwin Procter, Nina advised her clients on a variety of matters spanning from mergers and acquisitions to equity and debt financings to employment and corporate governance issues. Nina is admitted to the Massachusetts bar.

Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy

Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis

MS, Finance, Northeastern University BS, Finance, Roger Williams University

Erin McCarthy is the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at Allied Minds. Prior to joining Allied Minds, Erin was a Senior Financial Analyst with LogMeIn, a technology company specializing in cloud-based connectivity solutions. Erin’s experience also includes four years as a Financial and Business Analyst at State Street, specifically in Global Markets Finance. Erin graduated cum laude from Roger Williams University with a B.S. in Finance, and earned an M.S. in Finance from Northeastern University. She currently serves on the Center for Advanced Financial Education Advisory Board at her alma mater.