Dan Stanton

Dan Stanton is a Retired Partner from Goldman, Sachs & Co. He worked in various positions and locations there from 1981-2003. Dan received an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BS from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, where he grew up. Dan has served on several Boards including Columbia Business School, Canisius College and The Benjamin School, in Florida, where he served as Chair for several years. Locally, Dan was one of the primary Founders of The Boathouse where he currently serves as President as well as serving on the Board of the Vineyard Golf Club. Dan lives seasonally on Martha's Vineyard and the balance of the year in Palm Beach, Florida. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for 38 years and have three children and one grandson.


Jim Swartz

Jim Swartz is Founder of Accel Partners, a global venture capital firm, former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and 2007 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. He is Co-Chairman of Christian Center of Park City, Director Emeritus of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation, Trustee of the Sundance Institute and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, founded Impact Partners and led the establishment of the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard. Jim is a graduate of Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University, receiving the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from its Tepper School of Business. He holds Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Western Governors University.


Steve Barnes

Steve Barnes is a Managing Director at Bain Capital and heads the firms North American Private Equity business. Steve is Chairman of the Board of Syracuse University, Co-Chairman of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families and a member of the Board of Directors for Children’s Hospital in Boston and Make-A-Wish of MA & RI. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of MA Bay, and City Year of Boston. The Barnes Family has been active for many years in building schools in the Masai Mara in Kenya with Free The Children. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Celtics and The Boathouse. He and his wife, Deborah, have been married for 25 years and have three children.


Drew Conway

Drew Conway serves as President and CEO of Sagent Partners LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic IT solutions to government agencies. Mr. Conway also serves as President and CEO of Sagent Healthstaff, LLC, a healthcare company. Mr. Conway is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Conway founded all three companies. He has been a speaker at the Fulcrum Series and has been a finalist of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has served on the board of the Boston Public Library Foundation, and the Inner City Scholarship Fund Committee. Currently he is a member of the Newton Wellesley Hospital Board of Directors, and a member of the Board of Governors of Vineyard Golf Club.


Cindy Doyle

Cindy Doyle is a trustee of the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and the Tower Family Fund, Inc. She is a board member of Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative, the Dukes County Health Council Youth Task Force and Healthy Aging MV, and Advisory Board member of the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. Cindy is particularly interested in youth issues, substance abuse prevention, and education. Cindy earned a B.A. in Art History from Boston University and an M. A. in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University. She is a former Head Start teacher, children’s librarian, independent school development director, architect’s assistant and mental health counselor. Cindy is the mother of two daughters and lives with her husband on Martha’s Vineyard.


David Fialkow

David Fialkow is co-founder of General Catalyst Partners, a Boston/Palo Alto based venture capital fund. Prior to founding General Catalyst, he was co-founder of several consumer and technology companies. David is a graduate of Colgate University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a concentration in Film. David is also a graduate of the Boston College School of Law.


Mimi Haas

Mimi Haas is President of the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, a position she has held since August 1981. Mrs. Haas serves on the Board of Directors of Levi Strauss & Co. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions Committee of the New York Museum of Modern Art; is Vice Chair of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and serves on the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Center. Mrs. Haas is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle.


Bob Higgins

Bob Higgins is a Partner at Causeway Media Partners in Cambridge, MA and a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School. Prior to co-founding Causeway, he was a Partner and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Partners. Over the years, Bob has served on the board of many companies and charitable organizations. On Martha’s Vineyard, he is a director of the Farm Neck Golf Club. He is a former director of the National Venture Capital Association and president of the New England Venture Capital Association. In 2012, Bob was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before starting in venture capital, Bob was the chief executive of three private foundations in New York. Previously, he served in Washington in international economic affairs. Earlier, was on active duty as an Army officer on the staff at West Point. Bob is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.


Ron Rappaport

Ronald Rappaport is a founding director of Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney, LLC, in Edgartown. He was a partner at Friedman & Atherton in Boston, before returning to his native Martha's Vineyard in 1985 to start his own firm. Mr. Rappaport is town counsel for five of the six island towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and West Tisbury) and is counsel to the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission. Ron plays a significant role in Martha’s Vineyard civic organizations and is currently a Trustee for Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank. Ron lives in Chilmark with his wife, attorney Jane Kaplan. They have one grown daughter, Julia.