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Laura Kauer Rodriguez

Managing Director (SOM '11)

Laura is a finance and strategy professional focused on enabling venture-backed companies to grow optimally and drive innovation across sectors through investment and advisory. Previously, Laura was an investment banker at Barclays and a management consultant at Accenture.

 

 
 
ROB QUARTEL - SOM'78 FORMER FOUNDING Chair, Board of Managers Rob is a technologist and public policy expert with a long record of leadership, entrepreneur-ship and investment in commercial, public, and not-for-profit organizations. He is currently Founder, Chairman and CEO of NTELX, Inc. He is actively engaged in the Yale, Rice and Mid-Atlantic startup communities and on the SOMAA Board.

ROB QUARTEL - SOM'78

FORMER FOUNDING Chair, Board of Managers

Rob is a technologist and public policy expert with a long record of leadership, entrepreneur-ship and investment in commercial, public, and not-for-profit organizations. He is currently Founder, Chairman and CEO of NTELX, Inc. He is actively engaged in the Yale, Rice and Mid-Atlantic startup communities and on the SOMAA Board.

GARREN GIVENS - YC'04, SOM'07 Investment Committee Advisor Garren is the former Executive Director of the White House-created Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, recruiting and deploying dozens of the country's top innovators & entrepreneurs at the intersection of policy, product and technology. As an entrepreneur, Garren's work has been cited in Fast Company, TechCrunch, Venturebeat & Entrepreneur.

GARREN GIVENS - YC'04, SOM'07

Investment Committee Advisor

Garren is the former Executive Director of the White House-created Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, recruiting and deploying dozens of the country's top innovators & entrepreneurs at the intersection of policy, product and technology. As an entrepreneur, Garren's work has been cited in Fast Company, TechCrunch, Venturebeat & Entrepreneur.