OUR ADVISORS

 
 
SARI MILLER   Sari has been a lead investor in numerous start-ups and social ventures, and an entrepreneurial leader of large financial services companies. She was the first angel investor in LeapFrog Investments and Grassroots Business Fund. Sari was also the first angel investor in Purpose Global, a founder and member of the board of directors at Nexii, serves on the Board of Directors of Digital Divide Data, was a founding investor in Switch & Data Facilities, led the team that sold a company to AIG, in which she was a Partner, an EVP and the CFO, and founded a publicly traded insurance company. Sari holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Wharton. She lives in New York City.

SARI MILLER

Sari has been a lead investor in numerous start-ups and social ventures, and an entrepreneurial leader of large financial services companies. She was the first angel investor in LeapFrog Investments and Grassroots Business Fund. Sari was also the first angel investor in Purpose Global, a founder and member of the board of directors at Nexii, serves on the Board of Directors of Digital Divide Data, was a founding investor in Switch & Data Facilities, led the team that sold a company to AIG, in which she was a Partner, an EVP and the CFO, and founded a publicly traded insurance company. Sari holds a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Wharton. She lives in New York City.

DIANE ARCHER   Founder and CEO, JustCareUSA.org, a digital platform for boomers and carers.  Diane began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as the founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center. Since 2005, she has worked on a range of health policy and health advocacy initiatives. Most recently, Diane is the founder of JustCareUSA.org, an independent digital platform providing helpful trusted advice and simple answers to a wide range of health and retirement questions.

DIANE ARCHER

Founder and CEO, JustCareUSA.org, a digital platform for boomers and carers.

Diane began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as the founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center. Since 2005, she has worked on a range of health policy and health advocacy initiatives. Most recently, Diane is the founder of JustCareUSA.org, an independent digital platform providing helpful trusted advice and simple answers to a wide range of health and retirement questions.

BOB DORF   Bob Dorf is a leader in Lean Startup and Customer Development. He co-authored the globally bestselling Startup Owner’s Manual with lean startup creator Steve Blank, detailing every startup-building step in 16 languages. Today, Bob trainer/coaches entrepreneurs and educators world wide and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School. Bob founded seven startups--“two home runs, two base hits, and three tax losses.” 30+ investments delivered 7 IPO’s and six disasters. Bob founded #1 at 22, which grew to 150 when sold. #7, Marketing 1to1, an Inc. 500 company, zoomed to 450 people and $110m+ valuation in seven years.

BOB DORF

Bob Dorf is a leader in Lean Startup and Customer Development. He co-authored the globally bestselling Startup Owner’s Manual with lean startup creator Steve Blank, detailing every startup-building step in 16 languages. Today, Bob trainer/coaches entrepreneurs and educators world wide and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School. Bob founded seven startups--“two home runs, two base hits, and three tax losses.” 30+ investments delivered 7 IPO’s and six disasters. Bob founded #1 at 22, which grew to 150 when sold. #7, Marketing 1to1, an Inc. 500 company, zoomed to 450 people and $110m+ valuation in seven years.

NANCY COCOZZA   Ms. Nancy Cocozza recently retired in June 2018 from the position of President of the Medicare Business for Aetna, where she was responsible for Aetna’s Medicare strategy, growth and operating results; she led a team that, at the time of her retirement, served more than 4 million Medicare members nationwide through a robust portfolio of Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare Supplement plans. Prior to Aetna, Ms. Cocozza was Executive Vice President at HealthMarkets, an individual market health insurance provider, where she led the Medicare division. She also led the government insurance programs at Coventry Health Care. Ms. Cocozza began her career at Aetna, where she spent 16 years building and leading various commercial managed care operations. Ms. Cocozza holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Philadelphia University.

NANCY COCOZZA

Ms. Nancy Cocozza recently retired in June 2018 from the position of President of the Medicare Business for Aetna, where she was responsible for Aetna’s Medicare strategy, growth and operating results; she led a team that, at the time of her retirement, served more than 4 million Medicare members nationwide through a robust portfolio of Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare Supplement plans. Prior to Aetna, Ms. Cocozza was Executive Vice President at HealthMarkets, an individual market health insurance provider, where she led the Medicare division. She also led the government insurance programs at Coventry Health Care. Ms. Cocozza began her career at Aetna, where she spent 16 years building and leading various commercial managed care operations. Ms. Cocozza holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Philadelphia University.

JESSICA GERBER   Ms. Jessica L. Gerber served as Vice President of Avalere Health LLC. Ms. Gerber served as a Product Manager of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Ms. Gerber joined Avalere with a diverse background in healthcare, consulting, product management, strategic planning and financial analysis. She worked at BCBSNC for three years and held various responsibilities with the development, improvement and maintenance of a wide array of products.

JESSICA GERBER

Ms. Jessica L. Gerber served as Vice President of Avalere Health LLC. Ms. Gerber served as a Product Manager of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Ms. Gerber joined Avalere with a diverse background in healthcare, consulting, product management, strategic planning and financial analysis. She worked at BCBSNC for three years and held various responsibilities with the development, improvement and maintenance of a wide array of products.