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.
, Valencell, Inc.
As co-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 granted 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.

Bill Coleman-WSJ Joshua Fund  

William Coleman
WSJ Joshua Fund
Bill Coleman has over 15 years of experience building technology companies in diverse roles, from product development to senior management and venture investor. Currently, Bill is the lead investment manager for WSJ Joshua Fund, a partnership focusing on early stage technology investments. Prior to WSJ Joshua, Bill was the CFO of BigTick Financial Solutions based in Chicago. The company provided ultra-low latency trading infrastructure design, hardware procurement and installation services to professional high-frequency traders. Bill also currently serves as the lead advisor to the Light Foundation of Dallas, which makes grants annually to faith-based charities and other non-profit organizations. Bill graduated with a BA in Economics from Westmont College and earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University.