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Ted Leonsis, a partner in the Revolution Growth fund, is a nationally renowned entrepreneur, investor and business-builder. Mr. Leonsis has been involved with Revolution Growth since its founding, as an investor in and chairman of Revolution Money and Clearspring. He is the founder, chairman and majority owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), the Washington Mystics and the Verizon Center and he sits on the board of directors of several leading companies ranging from American Express to Groupon. Mr. Leonsis retired from active management of AOL in 2006, where during the previous 13 years he was an inspirational leader and held a number of senior positions, including vice chairman and president and worked closely with Steve Case for a decade to build AOL into the world’s leading internet company with a market value at its peak in excess of $100 billion. He also founded SnagFilms, the Internet’s leading site for online audiences to find, watch and share documentary films. Early in his career Mr. Leonsis founded several technology-enabled consumer companies, including Redgate Communications, where he is credited for coining the phrase “new media”. He has been named Washington’s Businessman of the Year, a Washingtonian of the Year, one of the 20 most influential people in sports and one of the top 10 entrepreneurs of the year. He blogs daily at TedsTake.com.
General George W. Casey Jr.
General George W. Casey Jr. is one of the most accomplished soldiers in U.S. history and an authority on strategic leadership. General Casey is currently a member of the board of trustees of Ride2Recovery, an organization that uses cycling as a means of assisting the recovery of our wounded servicemen and women; a member of the board of directors of Thanks U.S.A, a organization that provides scholarships to the children and spouses of our servicemen and women; and he is the chairman of the military advisory board of Viridis Learning, an educational software company that is working to increase employment opportunities for our veterans. He is also a member of the board of governors of Colt Defense, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of small arms and weapons systems. As the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from April 2007 to 2011, General Casey is widely credited with restoring balance to the war-weary U.S. Army, transforming and modernizing its operations and capabilities. Prior to this, from July 2004 to February 2007, he commanded the Multi-National Force – Iraq, a coalition of more than 30 countries. On the home front, General Casey has been a stalwart advocate for military families, expanding programs for the wounded, addressing the tough issues of substance abuse and suicide, reducing the stigma of combat stress and trauma and providing long term support for survivors of the fallen. The son of George William Casey, the decorated Major General who commanded the 1st Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War and himself a father of a son who served, General George W. Casey Jr. has enjoyed a long career of exemplary service as an American soldier. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1970. Throughout his career, he served in operational assignments in Germany, Italy, Egypt, Bosnia, Iraq and the United States. He has extensive command experience. General Casey holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Denver University and has served as a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States.
Michael Hashemi is a technology pioneer, business and marketing consultant, entrepreneur and lecturer with an extensive background and experience spanning many different technologies and business areas. Over the years he served as the Chairman and CEO for a number of high-tech companies providing technology solutions and platforms, as well as successful business strategies, to Fortune 500 and other national companies; federal, state and local governments; and many non-profit associations. As CEO of Telesynetics, he was instrumental in conceptualization and implementation of some of the largest telecommunication networking solutions. His mastery of the procurement process and challenges, along with his vision and insight for developing creative solutions, has been the key to realization of many successful technology procurements for clients. For the past 15 years, he has been actively managing web-based business ventures utilizing the latest technology platforms, sales force automation tools, and social media solutions in creating marketing and sales opportunities for new product and services.
Scott Hilleboe is a member of the investment team at Revolution Growth, which invests in game-changing consumer technology businesses that disrupt multibillion dollar industries. Mr. Hilleboe brings over 15 years of experience in operations, venture capital investing and business development in the media, consumer, software and enabling technology sectors to his role as a key advisor in building FedBid’s momentum. Prior to joining Revolution Growth, Mr. Hilleboe was a managing director with Steamboat Ventures, where led an impressive stream of investments including Fastclick (IPO and then acquired by ValueClick), Greystripe (acquired by ValueClick), Kyte (acquired by KIT Digital), MerchantCircle (acquired by Reply.com), MediaBank (merged to become MediaOcean), Move Networks (acquired by EchoStar), PopularMedia (acquired by StrongMail) and Quigo (acquired by AOL). These successes were built on earlier ones gained as an investment professional with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, where he co-lead investments in Jareva Technologies (acquired by Symantec), Yosemite Technologies (acquired by Barracuda Networks), Cenzicand Voltage Security. Previously, Mr. Hilleboe worked at industry leading enterprises IBM, LaSalle Partners and Synopsys, as well as a number of early stage technology companies. Mr. Hilleboe currently serves on the board of directors of EdgeCast Networks and Elemental Technologies. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Washington, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.
Som Saadat brings experience leading transformational efforts and initiatives supporting the Federal Government across both civilian and defense Agencies. He has led numerous business process improvement projects, aimed at helping federal government clients understand opportunities for improvement and developing action plans to address existing process weaknesses. In addition, he managed the contract support for substantial government programs designed to develop, deploy and maintain mission critical IT systems. His career is built on experience within large corporate entities such as Deloitte Consulting and CGI Federal, as well as minority-owned small businesses, deepening his understanding of how to achieve success in this environment. Som holds B.B.A. in Information Technology from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University. He is an advisory board member of Our Military Kids and the College of William and Mary Career Center’s Board of Advisors. LinkedIn