Board of Directors

Michael Dering  

Michael Dering
Chairman, CEO
Michael Dering has over 25 years experience in the technology industry in the Mid-Atlantic and Silicon Valley markets. Most recently Michael was President and CEO of ServiceBench, Inc., a privately-held SaaS business focused on optimizing the delivery of post-sale service by integrating the service supply chain to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs.  Prior to ServiceBench, Michael served as President and CEO of CrossAccess Corporation, a multi-national venture-funded software infrastructure company that focuses on integrating corporate business functions with new e-business applications. Prior to joining CrossAccess, he served as President and CEO of two Bell & Howell companies. Under his leadership, Bell & Howell Mail and Messaging Technologies doubled its profits and grew revenues to $500 million while cultivating a broad customer base that included telecommunications carriers. Michael holds a BS from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Steven LeBoeuf, Ph.D.
Founder & President
, Valencell, Inc.
As the founder and President of Valencell, Inc., LeBoeuf has developed ongoing strategic partnerships between Valencell and leaders in industry and academia. He has raised more than $10M in funding for Valencell and is the inventor/co-inventor of more than 50 patents. Prior to Valencell, LeBoeuf led the optoelectronic biosensor program at GE Global Research, where he managed the development and productization of biosensor systems and developed cutting-edge nanosensor technology. Before joining GE, LeBoeuf developed optoelectronic solid-state materials and devices while researching at North Carolina State University. LeBoeuf holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from N.C. State and a B.S. in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

James Pastoriza  

James Pastoriza
Managing General Partner, TDF Ventures

James Pastoriza has been Managing General Partner at TDF Ventures (TDF) since 2004. Before TDF he was a Partner at JPMorgan Capital in Silicon Valley from 2000-2004 and a Partner at AT&T Ventures from 1995-2000. He began his career at AT&T holding several operating positions. He has a BSEE from Columbia University and MS from MIT. He lives with his wife and two boys outside Washington, DC.


Winnie Zeng
Founder and Partner, Best Buy Capital

Winnie Zeng is a founder and Partner of Best Buy Capital, the venture investment arm of Best Buy. She is responsible for leading investment activities to create a portfolio of opportunities for Best Buy's growth, while encouraging the adoption of new technologies, solutions and services for the consumer technology ecosystem. Winnie also leads Best Buy's corporate development and enterprise business development activities. She joined Best Buy in 2005 and previously served as the division CFO of Best Buy's multi-billion private brands and global sourcing group. Prior to Best Buy, Winnie worked as a Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen in their China offices. Winnie holds a BA in Economics from Sun Yat-sen University in China and an MBA from Indiana University Kelly School of Business.