Lance has extensive background in technology and venture capital. From 1996 to 2000, Lance was employed at Telebanc Financial Corporation (TBFC), the first and largest online bank. After TBFC successfully merged with E*Trade, he held various senior positions at E*Trade. Lance has spent 18 years angel investing in the technology space and is a Principal at Blu Venture Investors, a venture capital investment company that supports early stage entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic Region. He also serves on the board of directors for several public and private organizations.
Tim has spent the last 18 years in the web and eCommerce site testing arena. During that time, many web and mobile commerce site owners asked him how fast their site should be and how they could quantify the lost revenue that may exist on their site due to slower than optimal site speed. He founded Blue Triangle to answer their questions.
Matthew Shay is president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association. He serves as chief advocate and spokesman for the nation’s largest private-sector industry employer, responsible for creating one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans – and generating $2.6 trillion in annual GDP.
Principal at Blu Venture Investors. Currently the CEO & President of Hughes Systique Corporation (HSC), a company he co-founded in 2006. Prior to launching HSC, he shared in the General Management of Hughes Network Systems (HNS) as an Executive VP of the company and a Member of the Office of the Chairman. In this capacity, he helped grow HNS from a $100M company, acquired by Hughes Electronics in 1987, to $1.5B prior to acquisition by News Corp. That company was then sold to Apollo Management which took it public.
Jim sits on the Board of Directors for three of Sorin Capital's portfolio companies. He is a member of the Advisory Board for Middleburg Capital Development, and he serves as the independent director for Clean Earth, a middle market portfolio company of the public private equity firm Compas Diversified Holdings (CODI).