Batten Institute Advisory Council

  • The mission of the Batten Advisory Council is to advise and support the Batten Institute in its efforts to advance Darden as a thought leader and preeminent educator of entrepreneurship and innovation.

    Members 2016-17

    Chair

    Shannon G. Smith (MBA '90)
    Chief Executive Officer, Abundant Power Group LLC

    Vice Chair

    Jonathan  R. Ebinger (MBA '93) 
    General Partner, BlueRun Ventures

    Scott C. Beardsley
    Dean, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    W. L. Lyons Brown III (MBA '87)
    Founder and CEO, Altamar Brands LLC

    James S. Cheng (MBA '87)
    Executive Advisor, New Richmond Ventures and Blue Heron Capital; Counsel, Lee & Hayes PLLC                                 

    Alexander Cowan
    Managing Director, Synapse Partners

    Martin J. Curran (MBA '84)
    Executive Vice President and Innovation Officer, Corning Inc.

    Wayne L. Delker
    Former Chief Innovation Officer, The Clorox Company

    Gregory B. Fairchild (MBA '92) 
    E. Thayer Bigelow Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Frank E. Genovese (MBA '74)
    President, The Rothbury Corporation

    John W. Glynn Jr.
    Founder and Managing Director, Glynn Capital Management

    Peter M. Grant II (MBA '86)
    Partner, Anchormarck LLC

    John E. Greenfield (MBA '16)
    Business Operations, PsiKick

    T.R. Harrington Jr. (MBA '04)
    Founder, Darwin Marketing

    Adam R. Healey (MBA '05)
    Co-Founder and CEO, Borrowed & Blue

    Edward D. Hess 
    Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Archie L. Holmes Jr.
    Vice Provost for Educational Innovation & Interdisciplinary Studies, UVA

    Ned Hooper (MBA '94)
    Founder and Managing Partner, Centerview Capital

    Arnon Katz (MBA '09)
    Senior Director, Walmart eCommerce

    Douglas R. Lebda (EMBA '14)
    Founder and CEO, Lending Tree

    Michael J. Lenox 
    Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer, University of Virginia Darden School of Business 

    Jeanne M. Liedtka 
    United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Jerry Nemorin (MBA '08)
    Founder and CEO, Lend Street Financial Inc.

    Jerry Peng (MBA '03)
    Chairman and CEO, Vastly

    Ian W. Ratcliffe (MBA '94)
    Partner, Sands Capital Management

    Harry T. Rein (MBA '73)
    Retired General Partner, Foundation Medical Partners

    Sarah F. Rumbaugh (MBA '15)
    Founder and CEO, RelishMBA

    Saras D. Sarasvathy 
    Isidore Horween Research Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Michael P. Straightiff
    Managing Director, UVA Licensing & Ventures Group

    Ex-Officio

    Sean D. Carr (MBA '03, PHD '13) 
    Executive Director, Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    S. "Venkat" Venkataraman 
    MasterCard Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, University of Virginia Darden School of Business