Laura Bordewieck Rippy, Managing Partner
Laura is an experienced investor, executive, and entrepreneur, with operational experience across mobile, consumer, internet, SaaS, cloud-based, marketing and enterprise software sectors.
Previously, she was Managing Partner at Ripplecreek Partners, a family office consulting, investing, and acquiring startups in technology and life sciences. Earlier, she was a General Partner at FA Technology Ventures, investing in early-stage tech companies and leading the raise of Fund 3. She also served as CEO at Handango (#2 on the 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 500), creating the largest marketplace of apps and growing revenues to $38M. At Microsoft, she co-founded Sidewalk.com and MSN HomeAdvisor as part of an elite swat team spun out of Bill Gates’s office. Earlier she was a Strategy Consultant at Alliance Consulting Group and Roland Berger.
Laura holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Government from Dartmouth (‘89).
Michael Collins, Managing Partner
Mike is a serial entrepreneur, with a long career in investing and building companies. From his initial years at TA Associates sourcing and vetting deals to his creation of numerous startups, the CEO of venture incubator Big Idea Group, and founder of alumni venture fund firm Launch Angels, Mike has been heavily involved in monetizing innovation for thirty years. He brings that experience to his role as Managing Partner of the Green D, overseeing the deal funnel and portfolio management for all Green D funds.
Mike is a Dartmouth graduate (’86) and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Lacey Johnson, Vice President
Lacey joins Green D Ventures from CareGroup Investment Office, a $3 billion manager of combined endowment and pension assets. As a member of the investment team, Lacey was responsible for investment sourcing and due diligence. Lacey managed investment opportunities across asset classes and strategies, including venture capital, growth equity, buyout, private credit, and hedge fund vehicles. Previously, she was an Associate at J.P. Morgan Asset
Lacey has a BA in History from Middlebury College, where she was an All-American field hockey player and a two-time NCAA champion ice hockey player. Lacey also has an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Tom directs strategy and spearheads all product initiatives for Fiksu and FreeMyApps. His multifaceted technical and business expertise was honed over nearly 20 years of product and investment management with market leaders. He is also the founder and developer of MyScorecard.com.
At [x+1], Tom worked closely with the engineering and operations teams to coordinate and communicate the company’s development efforts and deployments. Before that, he led investments in digital media and enterprise software at Advanced Technology Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund. Prior to ATV, he was Microsoft’s Windows Group Product Manager; Product Manager of QuickBooks at Intuit; and Business Manager of E-commerce Strategy at Capital One Financial. He started his career as a Consultant with Mercer Management Consulting.
Tom holds degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA), Stanford University (BSEE), and Dartmouth College (AB Computer Science and Biophysical Chemistry).
Paul founded Marble Harbor Investment Counsel in 2005 and serves as Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer. He has managed portfolios for families and institutions for more than 20 years.
Most recently, Paul was Senior Vice President of Welch & Forbes, where he worked with some of the firm’s larger clients. Prior to that, he was Chief Investment Officer and group leader for David L. Babson & Company’s Private Client Group, also directing the Large Company Growth investing team and serving as lead portfolio manager for The David L. Babson Growth Fund. Paul started out managing investments at Yeager, Wood & Marshall, and began his career as a strategy consultant with Monitor Company. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Work Services, as well as on the Board of Directors of Fedcap Rehabilitation Services.
Paul has an AB. in Government modified (third honors) from Dartmouth and an MBA (first year honors) from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard.
Cuong Do leads the Global Strategy Group and helps set the strategic direction of Samsung Group’s diverse business portfolio. Prior to Samsung, he led strategy, M&A, and venture investing as Chief Strategy Officer for Merck, Tyco Electronics, and Lenovo. He was also a former senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he spent 17 years and helped build the healthcare, high tech, and corporate finance practices. Cuong was also Founder and Chairman of Callidus Biopharma (rare diseases company acquired by Amicus Therapeutics in 2013), Lysodel Therapeutics (innovative pharmaceutical for obesity), and Identifor (artificial intelligence).
Coung is an angel investor and advisor to startup CEOs and is or has been on the boards of WuXi AppTec, ILiAD Biotechnologies, RenalSense, and True Image Interactive. He is also active in many philanthropic activities, including Profectum Foundation, Celebrate the Children School, and Autism Speaks. In addition, he currently or previously served on the boards of Caring for Cambodia, the National Youth Science Foundation, and the Tuck MBA Advisory Board.
Coung holds an AB (magna cum laude) in biochemistry and economics from Dartmouth and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business.
Mark D. Edwards
Mark is a partner at Five Peaks Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on investments in technology-enabled services companies. He has over sixteen years of experience in private equity, with senior roles at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (~$10 billion of capital under management) and JLL Partners (~$4 billion of capital under management). He has led private equity and distressed debt investments across a range of sectors, including information and business services, retail and consumer products, industrial services, and healthcare.
Prior to that, Mark was an investment banker for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities, where he executed debt and equity financing and M&A advisory transactions. He is a board member of Phoenix Energy Technologies, and a former board member of AOS, FC Holdings, Total Safety, Luxury Optical Holdings, DeCrane Aircraft Holdings, and Merrill Communications.
Mark holds a BA with honors from Stanford University and an MBA with distinction from Tuck, where he graduated as an Edward Tuck Scholar.
Jim is an owner and President of Sun Valley Foods, LLC, a Mexican foods processor supplying leading North American food producers and distributors. In addition, he is Principal Manager at Eagle Holdings General Partners, a tribal venture fund. Formerly, Jim was CFO at Santa Fe Ingredients, Inc. Prior to that, Jim was at Intel Corporation where he was a Controller in Operations Finance for Intel’s worldwide network of chip assembly and test facilities. He began his career in Boston as a bond analyst and later as a fed funds trader.
Jim graduated from Dartmouth with an AB in Economics and received an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
Chansoo is Managing Partner of Whipstock Co-Invest Funds at TPH Asset Management. Whipstock makes private equity investments in the energy industry directly or alongside other private equity sponsors. He is also on the board of Apache Corporation, where he chairs the audit committee; and the investment committee of Sheridan Productions Partners, a private equity firm investing in oil and gas producing assets.
Before that, he was a partner and then advisor to Warburg Pincus in the Energy Group. During that period, he served on the boards of Targa Resources Partners, Targa Resource GP Holdings, Broad Oak Energy, Ceres, APT Generation, and Suniva. Previously he was head of the Natural Resources Group at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Partner and Managing Director, and had prior roles in both Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions.
He graduated from Dartmouth with an AB in Physics and an MBA with High Distinction from Tuck, where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar.
John is a seasoned senior executive who has taken a leading role in driving the success of several innovative companies. Since 2011, he has served as the President and CEO of Seventh Generation, a producer and distributor of environmentally-safe household products. From 2006 to 2011, he was President and CEO of Burt’s Bees, a natural personal care products company. Prior to that, John spent three years at Unilever, where he managed the skin care division and helped to launch the Real Beauty campaign for Dove and establish the Dove Self-Esteem Fund.
From 1996-2003, he served several roles at Guinness, including President of Guinness Bass Import. John started his career at The Boston Consulting Group.
John earned his AB at Dartmouth College in History and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Anne L. Schnader
Anne is currently an accounting faculty member at the Sawyer Business School of Suffolk University. She has published numerous research articles in such publications as Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Business and Economic Research, and Current Issues in Auditing, and has been granted two PwC INQuiries Awards for Research. She also serves on the executive board for the Public Interest section of the American Accounting Association. Prior to entering academia, Anne was in the tax department at Ernst and Young.
Anne has an AB in mathematics from Dartmouth College, an MBA in accounting from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a DBA in accounting with a minor in finance from Boston University. She was licensed as a CPA in New York in 1989.
Alex is CEO and founder of Vocate, an online replacement for the student career center. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Endurance Companies . Endurance is an entrepreneurial holding company that manages businesses, works at Board level with others, and has a portfolio of passive investments. Notably, Alex co-founded Funding Circle, which has become the largest international marketplace for small business loans.
Previously, Alex spent his career in various investing roles at Summit Partners, Hasso Plattner Ventures, Seneca Capital, and Dubly-Douilhet. Outside of investing, Alex implemented a turnaround strategy as CEO of Global Vision, a marketing SaaS company in Hasso’s portfolio. He has also worked in consumer banking at Citigroup.
Alex received an AB (cum laude) in Government and French from Dartmouth and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Laura is COO of Mobilize, a Series A startup. She has been CEO of two venture-backed startups. Laura joined the Catch team as CEO and successfully sold the company to Apple in 2013. She was also CEO of SugarSync (2009-2013), and during her tenure, she dramatically increased the company’s revenue. SugarSync was acquired by J2Global.
Prior to SugarSync, Laura was general manager of the ZoneAlarm division at Check Point Software and VP of Marketing. Previously, at Yahoo, she served as global General Manager of the Yahoo Mail division. Earlier, she was Vice President of the Netscape browser division at AOL and led marketing programs and Latin American sales at Informix Software Corp.
Laura is an active volunteer supporting third-world health causes and a mentor for the Department of State Techwomen program. She received her MBA from Harvard, plus an MSFS from Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She graduated from Dartmouth with an AB Magna Cum Laude in Government.
Karen is a principal with Hampshire Capital, a private investment firm, involved primarily in fixed income trading and real estate investments. She is a co-founder of Vision Financial Corp, an account receivables asset management company based in New York.
Prior to her current position, Karen was a Managing Director and head of the Real Estate Products Group and Principal Transactions Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. She managed a portfolio in excess of $10 billion; expanded the group globally; and oversaw loan origination, securitization and trading of commercial mortgage-backed securities. Preceding that, Karen was a Managing Director at Daiwa Securities America in charge of the residential mortgage and consumer debt businesses. She began her career as a fixed income trader for Lehman Brothers.
Karen received a BA in economics (summa cum laude) from Tufts and an MBA from Tuck.
Venture Fellow Program
Community Engagement Fellow
Abdul (D '19) is currently studying Applied Mathematics at Dartmouth. In the past, Abdul has worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in their Information Systems division and has also worked at Deloitte in their Innovation Lab. This summer, Abdul will be interning at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division.
Community Engagement & Venture Fellow
Charlie (D '15) began working for Green D Ventures during his senior spring at Dartmouth and has been a utility player working remotely for Alumni Ventures Group since early 2017. He currently plays professional hockey in the U.K. for the Fife Flyers in the Elite Ice Hockey League and resides in Minneapolis during the summer. Charlie holds a BA in Economics from Dartmouth.
Chris (D '11) joined Green D Ventures when he worked in Corporate Development and Operational roles at Endgame, a cybersecurity startup in Washington, DC. Chris transitioned to VC full-time, joining Bessemer Venture Partners to help grow their platform services for BVP’s portfolio companies.
Karam (D ’19) is pursuing his BA in Economics and Geography at Dartmouth, where he is also a member of the Dartmouth Ski Patrol. He spent the summer of 2015 as an intern for Green D, conducting market research for startups. In the fall of