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Board of Directors

Board members serve one-year, renewable terms.

Thomas J. Stephenson

Thomas J. Stephenson
NMVCA President/Treasurer and Statistics
Partner, Verge Fund

Tom Stephenson was a General Partner of various funds of Murphree Venture Partners before co-founding Verge Fund in the Spring of 2003. He joined Murphree Venture Partners in 1997 to open their New Mexico office after serving as the Director of Education and Research for the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a world-recognized leader in fostering the development of high-technology start-up companies. More Info»

Sally Corning

Sally Corning
NMVCA Vice President
Partner, Sun Mountain Capital

Sally Corning has over 20 years of experience in evaluating investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, structuring transactions and raising equity and debt capital in both the public and private markets. She has worked in investment banking at Dean Witter Reynolds, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston. More Info»

Michael Schaefer

Michael Schaefer
Board Member
Managing Director, New Mexico Community Capital

Michael Schafer is Managing Director for NMCC. Michael is an experienced equity investor, fundraiser and manager with exceptional skills and energy. He previously served as General Partner and Principal with venture capital firm Tullis-Dickerson & Company (Greenwich, CT). More Info»

Katie Szczepaniak Rice

Katie Szczepaniak Rice
Board Member
Senior Associate, Epic Ventures

Katie Szczepaniak Rice is a Senior Associate with Epic Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital fund. Katie focuses on new investments in software and IT. She is on the boards of DOTGO and Figaro and serves as an observer on the boards of Iosil and Exagen. More Info»

David Blivin

David Blivin
Board Member
Founder and Managing Director, Cottonwood Technology Fund

David Blivin is a founder and managing director of Cottonwood Technology Fund (CTF). CTF is a seed and pre-seed stage venture capital fund focused on the Southwest Region stretching from Phoenix to Denver to Austin. Cottonwood is focused on supporting science based innovation with disruptive potential. New Mexico based portfolio companies include Skorpios Technologies Inc., Exagen Diagnostics, Respira Therapeutics and Incitor, Inc. More Info»