Mark Pritchard is President and Chairman of the Board of Allied Minds. Mark spent his earlier career as an investment banker based in the City of London, latterly working as a director in the corporate finance department of Nomura International. He has been an active investor in a number of early stage companies, including FuturaGene a spin out from Purdue University, Indiana. FuturaGene was admitted to the AIM market in 2004 and Mark was Chairman from 2005 until its acquisition by Suzano Papel e Celulose, a Brazilian based multinational in 2010. From 2009 until 2010 he served on the board of Gold Oil PLC (now Baron Oil PLC), an oil and gas exploration company focussed on South America. Mark founded the Company in 2004 and has been directly involved in its strategic direction and growth since inception. He graduated from Cass Business School, London in 1984 with a B.Sc (Hons).
Chris Silva is the CEO of Allied Minds, a U.S. investment firm that deploys private equity to form, fund, manage and build start-up companies based on early-stage technologies developed at renowned U.S. universities and U.S. government laboratories. Allied Minds serves as a diversified holding company that supports its businesses with capital, management and shared services. The company has formed over 25 majority-owned subsidiary businesses to date and Chris serves on the boards of many of the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Allied Minds, Chris was a Partner at JSA Partners, an M&A firm. He was also a member of AT Kearney’s Aerospace Aviation & Defense Practice and GRC Intl, a Dept. of Defense and Intelligence Agency contractor. Chris served in the US Air Force and Intelligence Community and holds a BA and an MBA from Tufts.
Peter Dolan is a Senior Independent Director at Allied Minds. Peter has 30 years of operating experience, including 18 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he served as Chairman and CEO. He subsequently served as Chairman and CEO of Gemin X, a venture capital backed oncology company that was sold to Cephalon. Peter is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Tufts University having served in several leadership capacities, including Vice Chair, and as a member of the Compensation, Academic Affairs and Audit Committees, before his election as Chairman in November 2013. Most recently, Peter served on the Board of Overseers of the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and on the Board of Directors of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Additionally, he has served on the Boards of the American Express Company, C-Change (a cancer coalition organisation), and was Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Mr. Dolan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in 1978 in Social Psychology and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Jeff Rohr is the Audit Committee Chair at Allied Minds. Jeff has 30 years of senior management experience at Deloitte LLP from which he retired in 2012 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 the Deloitte Global Firm and the Deloitte US Firm, including strategy, accounting and 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 to include the Board of Directors of American Express Centurion Bank where he is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee as well as the Florida State University's board of governors. Jeff is a graduate of Florida State University with a B.S degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Rick Davis is a Non-executive Director at Allied Minds. Rick is an internationally recognised political leader with more than 30 years of experience in business and public affairs. Rick currently serves as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a $2.2 billion private equity fund manager founded in 1995. He has a long and distinguished career in both the public and private sector. Having served on President Ronald Reagan's political team, Rick also served in three Reagan Administration Cabinet Agencies including as White House Special Assistant to the President for the Domestic Policy Council. In his capacity in the White House Mr. Davis managed all policy development related to Climate, Energy and Environment. President George H.W. Bush appointed him as Deputy Executive Director for the White House Conference on Science and Economic Research Related to Global Climate Change. While in the private sector Rick built one of the most influential and successful public affairs companies in the United States. In 2000 and 2008 Rick served as Senator John McCain's national campaign manager leading all aspects of the campaign activity. While serving as Senator McCain's chief strategist and political advisor Rick was integral in the development of some key legislative initiatives including ground breaking Climate Legislation and Campaign Finance Reform. Rick currently serves on the Board of The Environmental Defense Action Fund developing initiatives and ties to the corporate community that promotes better stewardship of the environment.
Marc Eichenberger is the Chief Operating Officer of Allied Minds. Before joining Allied Minds, Marc established his own professional services firm. His previous roles have included valuation, management advisory, M&A support and temporary senior executive roles, most recently as a Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions with a transportation services firm. He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for a small manufacturer of expansion joints. Prior, Marc was a Senior Principal with the leading consultancy A.T. Kearney. Over 10 years, he supported acquisitions, strategy development, and drove the restructuring of underperforming businesses. Marc's education includes a degree in economics and German from New York University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Marc was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.