Board of Directors
Partner, Lepe Partners LLP
Mr Ward is a co-founder of Lepe Partners LLP, which is an advisory and investment business, focused on European digital media companies. Prior to co-founding Lepe Partners, Mr Ward worked at the Wellcome Trust where he was Co-Head of Direct Investments within the Trust’s Investments Division. The Trust is the largest charitable endowment in Europe. Mr Ward was responsible for sourcing, execution and management of all direct private equity investments. Prior to working at the Wellcome Trust, Mr Ward worked for Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance, a boutique European corporate finance house, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the real estate industry.
Dr James I. Cash, Jr, Ph.D.
James E. Robison Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Emeritus
Harvard Business School
Dr James I. Cash retired from the Harvard Business School in 2003 after 27 years on the faculty. While at HBS he taught in all the major HBS programs – MBA, Program for Management Development (PMD), Program for Global Leadership (PGL) and Advanced Management Program (AMP). Before joining the Harvard faculty, Dr James I. Cash was the university's Director of Data Processing. His continuing work and research is focused on the strategic use of information technology in the service sector. Dr. Cash holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Texas Christian University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University's Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management. He serves as a Trustee or Overseer for non-profit organisations, and is on the board of various public and private companies.
Birgir Már Ragnarsson
Partner and General Counsel
Novator Partners LLP
Birgir Már Ragnarsson graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Iceland in February 1999 and became a member of the Icelandic Bar Association in 2000. In June 2003, he earned a master's degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School where he specialised in International Finance. His previous experience includes positions as Partner at Lex-Nestor Law Offices, CEO of Audkenni, Senior Attorney at the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority, and Legal Adviser with the Icelandic Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Mr Ragnarsson is a board member of various companies.
David P. Fialkow
General Catalyst Partners
David P. Fialkow has co-founded and operated numerous businesses focused on building applied technology-based platforms and tools for the travel, information services, financial services, specialty retail and payment processing industries. Mr Fialkow is a former associate of Thomas H. Lee Company and U.S. Venture Partners. He is a member of the MIT Leadership Centre Advisory Council and serves on several non-profit boards. Mr Fialkow became a member of the CCP board in September 2006 when General Catalyst acquired stock in the company. He is also a board member of BBN Technologies, SmartLink Radio Networks, National Leisure Group, and SmartBargains, which Fialkow and General Catalyst co-founded. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Boston College Law School.