Previous Advisory Council Members

Paul Addis (
2002 to 2010
)
Louis Dreyfus Corporation
Brain Ahern (
2002 to 2006
)
Norfolk Southern Corporation
James G. Andersen (2014)
Managing Partner and Co-founder, Clearview Capital LLC

James Andersen co-founded Clearview in 1999 and co-manages all aspects of the firm's activities. In addition, he has primary responsibility for due diligence and portfolio company management and development. Previously, Andersen was a managing director at Capital Partners, where he led the firm's portfolio management efforts, co-managed due diligence and was responsible for significant improvements in portfolio performance. Prior to joining Capital Partners, he was a management consultant with Mars & Company, where he worked with Fortune 100 companies in the consumer product, industrial and technology arenas on a wide range of issues. Prior to his consulting career, he was a senior field engineer and field test coordinator for Schlumberger stationed in the Middle East. Andersen holds a BSE in civil engineering, cum laude, from Princeton and an MBA from The Wharton School. He is a founding member of the Wharton Private Equity Network and is active in Princeton University alumni affairs, where he chaired the Alumni Council Careers Committee.

Sally Blount-Lyon `83 (
2002 to 2006
)
Northwestern University
Jeffrey Drazan `80 (
2000 to 2004
)
Sierra Ventures
John Drzik `83 (
2003 to 2011
)
Oliver Wyman Co.
Robert Easton `58 (
2000 to 2008
)
Stockton Holdings Limited
Frank Fabozzi (
2003 to 2011
)
Frank J. Fabozzi Associates
Christopher Garand (
2002 to 2006
)
General Reinsurance Corporation
Kef Kasdin `85 (
2011 to 2015
)
Partner, Battelle Ventures and Innovation Valley Partners

Kef Kasdin is a general partner of Battelle Ventures, where she has led the firm’s investments in cleantech and worked closely on identifying promising technologies and synergies with Department of Energy laboratories managed by Battelle Memorial Institute. She was involved in creating several renewable energy startups, including Proterro, which she co-founded in 2008. She is a coauthor of Inside the Minds: Green Venture Capital (Aspatore Books, Nov. 1, 2009). As CEO of Proterro, she was named by Biofuels Digest among the top people in the bioeconomy for four years in a row.

Prior to co-founding Battelle Ventures in 2003, Kef had been involved in developing and executing strategy for high-technology companies for over 15 years, including at 3Com Corp., where she was the general manager of a $1-billion business and the first Executive in Residence, Office of the Chairman.

Kef serves on the Boards of Directors of GRIDSMART, Rajant, Proterro, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to her venture capital related board responsibilities, Kef is also involved in several non-profit activities including serving on the Boards of Directors of Third Way; Princeton AlumniCorps; and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County.

Kef holds a B.S.E degree from Princeton University (1985) in Civil Engineering (operations research), with a certificate in Science and Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (1989).

David Kelsey `73 (
2007 to 2011
)
Elevance Renewable Sciences
Debra Ann Kushma `80 (
2000 to 2008
)
Morgan Stanley and Company, Inc.
William Neidig `70 (
2000 to 2011
)
Riverside Interests, Inc.
Henry Owsley `77 (
1997 to 2003
)
Gordian Group, L.P.
John Pittenger `78 (
2003 to 2011
)
Koch Industries
Henry Posner III `77 (
1997 to 2004
)
Railroad Development Corporation
John Prestbo (
2002 to 2006
)
Dow Jones & Company
Andrew Rudd (
2003 to 2007
)
Barra
Nathaniel Singer `83 (
2006 to 2010
)
Swap Financial Group
Bennett Stewart `74 (
2000 to 2011
)
evaDimensions