Joseph Steig, Director, is a CFO and advisor to both non-profits and for-profits. He is also NCIIA's Manager of Venture Development. Joseph is the founder of the angel group, River Valley Investors and serves as consulting CFO of Long River Ventures. Joseph has a background with technology-based start-up, serving primarily in CFO positions, and has worked in sectors as diverse as aquaculture and software. He also has extensive experience in economic development. Joseph has a B.A. from Hampshire College, grew up in Vancouver, Canada and now lives in Massachusetts. E-mail.
Judith C. Giordan, is a serial entrepreneur and former Fortune 100 executive. Judy serves as Senior Advisor to the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), and as board member, co-founder, advisor and investor in seed and early stage start-ups.
Judy's previous executive positions include Vice President and Global Corporate Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group, and co-founder and managing partner of 1EXECStreet a successful San Francisco based boutique executive search firm. She has also held management and technical contributor positions at Polaroid and ALCOA and has served with the National Science Foundation as Program Director for the IGERT Program.
Judy received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University (environmental science), her PhD from the University of Maryland (chemistry), and was an Alexander von Humboldt Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. E-mail.