Robert Capon is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO. Prior to founding Adenosine Therapeutics, Rob served as the President and CEO of MJ Systems. Previously he served as the Founder and President of two successful information technology and media companies. During his tenure at MJ Systems, Mr. Capon repositioned the company, and completed the successful sale of the business in September 1997. Mr. Capon was the founder of HJC Software, Inc., a software publishing firm and publisher of Virex anti-virus software and other software utilities. Within the biotechnology area, Mr. Capon is one of three co-founders of Virologic, a pioneer in anti-viral drug susceptibility testing, that has achieved the commercial availability of its Phenosense HIV drug resistance test. ViroLogic recently filed to go public.
Mr. Capon is currently on the Board of Aurora Venture Capital and the Virginia Discovery Museum. He has formerly served on the Boards of the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, the Morehead Planetarium Board of Visitors, the NC Entrepreneurial Development Board, and Ventana Press, a computer book and software publishing company with numerous Internet titles.
Mr. Capon has an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia.
William Gray is a partner in the Business Department at Williams Mullen lawfirm, where he concentrates his practice on the representation of clients in high-tech businesses including computer software and biotechnology product development and distribution. Mr. Gray has extensive experience in technology transfer, particularly the commercial licensing of intellectual property-based products such as software and patented biotech devices and compounds. He has assisted U.S. and international clients in the establishment of distribution channels for industrial and high-tech products, the protection of intellectual property rights, the establishment and structuring of new businesses and the acquisition, disposition and joint venturing of businesses in the United States and Canada.
Mr. Gray recieved his law degree from Harvard University. His professional affiliations include:
American Arbitration Association,
Charlottesville Committee on Foreign Relations,
New York State Bar, and
Board of Directors Virginia State Bar.
Robert Shiver has a successful track record of 25 years as a senior executive and principal of leading electronic security alarm monitoring firms and wireless service providers. Mr. Shiver has founded and/or served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of several companies, including Centennial Secuirty Holdings, Securicor Wireless Holdings, and Aerwav Holdings, Inc.
At Centennial Security Holdings, Inc., a start-up electronic security company that grew to 20 offices and 250 employees, over a four year period. He consolidated over 30 companies, raised over $250 million in capital, grew recurring revenues from zero to over $1,500,000 per month to become the 12th largest electronic security company in the US.
He is an experienced operator and consolidator of businesses. Mr. Shiver has sold companies to multi-billion dollar acquirers, including Western Resources and ADT Limited.
Mr. Shiver serves on the boards of Aerwav Holdings, Inc., VenturiFx, Access 220, and Summit Speech School. He is a graduate of Morehead State University.
Edward Dailey has nearly twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur and strategic advisor to early stage companies. Most recently, he was a co-founder and CFO of ezboard, Inc., the leading web-based online community message board service. Previously, he was CFO of Data Express, a developer of automatic vehicle location and mobile data solutions using two-way radio, which was acquired by Intek Global. Mr. Dailey began his career in the investment group at Aetna Life & Casualty, where he worked on major debt restructurings and turnarounds. He later was CFO of a commercial real estate developer, which he restructured and sold to Weyerhaeuser Company. He also served as CFO of a fast growing home health care provider. He is currently a director of two venture-backed companies. Mr. Dailey received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Notre Dame and his MBA with distinction from Cornell University.
Col. McGuinn provides insight into and contacts with the U.S. military and state emergency responder communities. He has a distinguished U.S. Army and Navy career dating back to World War II, including tours in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and work with the British Army for prototype equipment trials and service as assistant to the Chief of Logistics for the Army General Staff. After his retirement from the Army, Col. McGuinn served as a troubleshooter for the State of Georgia including tours as Energy Officer during the Arab oil embargo, Assistant Corrections Commissioner and liaison to the Federal Regional Council.