Our Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson is the CEO of Digital Reasoning. He has over 25 years of experience leading growth-oriented software companies. He brings to Digital Reasoning a unique mix of operational experience, leadership and industry knowledge and is focused on continuing to build the most impactful artificial intelligence company in the world. He most recently served as CEO and chairman of Logi Analytics, driving its growth and establishing the company as the leader in embedded analytics. Prior to this, Jackson was CEO of Digital Harbor where he helped the company launch and expand its risk and compliance business in the financial services market. He was also a founding member of Axent Technologies, an enterprise information security company, and was instrumental taking the company from founding through IPO and a $1B exit.

Tim Estes

Tim envisioned a new way computers could learn to understand language and made that vision a reality. He is a leading influencer, advocate and speaker for the use of technology and analytics to achieve social good in industry, government, healthcare and academia. He also cares a ton about protecting digital privacy and would have taught philosophy in another life. Tim lives in Nashville when not hopping all over the world to try to make a difference. He counts among his friends some of the most talented musicians, wellness innovators, and passionate foodies in Nashville. Tim received his BA in Philosophy from the University of Virginia where his broad academic studies included the areas of Philosophy of Language, Mathematical Logic, Semiotics, and related disciplines. 

Kenneth G. Elzinga

Kenneth G. Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. He was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, as well as awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor the University of Virginia accords its faculty. Mr. Elzinga’s major research interest is antitrust economics, especially pricing strategy and market definition. He has testified in several precedent-setting antitrust cases. The author of more than seventy academic publications, he also is known for three mystery novels, co-authored with William Breit (under the pen name Marshall Jevons) where the protagonist employs economic analysis to solve the crime.

Mr. Elzinga also is a past president of the Southern Economic Association, a member of Mystery Writers of America, and serves on the national Board of Directors of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and the Board of Trustees at Hope College. Mr. Elzinga has a B.A. and honorary doctorate from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1967.

Mr. Elzinga is a world-renowned authority on macroeconomics and anti-trust issues. He has consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Dairy Queen, Albertsons, Monsanto, Cargill, Safeway, and RJR.

John Brennan

Mr. Brennan joined Silver Lake in 2008 and is a Managing Director focused on the firm’s middle market strategy, Silver Lake Sumeru. He has significant experience as a senior executive in technology companies and in strategy consulting. Prior to joining Silver Lake Sumeru, Mr. Brennan was at Adobe Systems where he most recently led the company’s Platform Software business unit. In addition, Mr. Brennan directed the activities of Adobe’s Creative Professional business unit in an operating capacity in 2005. Prior to Adobe Systems, Mr. Brennan was with Hewlett-Packard Company, where as Senior Vice President of SMB segment operations, he was responsible for the sales and marketing of the portfolio of products targeted at the SMB segment. Mr. Brennan also spent 8 years working for Accenture Strategic Services where he was a Principal and Associate Partner of Electronics and High-Tech Practice. Mr. Brennan is a director on the boards of AVI-SPL, and Opera Solutions. He holds degrees from Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Cristóbal Conde

Mr. Conde is a senior advisor to TPG Capital, and also to Providence Equity Partners. He serves on the board of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). He is also on the board of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and on the board of Business Executives for National Security (BENS). He is a partner at the Partnership for New York City, a member of the Centennial Society of The Economic Club of New York, and a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Cristóbal Conde stepped down as SunGard’s president and chief executive officer in May 2011, a post he had held since 2002. Previously, he headed up SunGard’s Trading Systems division, which he started in 1990. At the time of his departure, SunGard had revenues of $5.6 Billion, employed 26,000, was ranked #380 on the Fortune 500 list, and was the largest privately-held business software and IT services company in the world.

Prior to joining SunGard, Mr. Conde co-founded Devon Systems, which was acquired by SunGard in 1987. At the time, Devon Systems specialized in risk management and record-keeping systems for the interest rate and currency derivatives markets. Born in Santiago, Chile, Mr. Conde is a U.S. citizen and holds a B.Sc. in Astronomy and Physics from Yale University.

Rana Yared

Rana is a managing director in the Principal Strategic Investments team in the Securities Division. The team is responsible for leading the division’s investments in financial technology, developing market structure strategies across regions and commercializing technology assets. She is a member of the External Digital Activities Committee and the Clearing House Risk Committee. Rana joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 2006 and was named managing director in 2013.
Rana serves on the boards of Tradeweb, Zoomdata, Barefoot Networks, Context Relevant, and the advisory committees of Swapclear and Forexclear on behalf of the firm. She is also on the advisory board of Wabash College and the Executive Board of the Penn Fund at the University of Pennsylvania. Rana earned a BS from the Wharton School and BA in International Relations, both at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin

Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin is president, Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services.  He provides leadership for clinical services and improving performance at HCA’s 168 hospitals and more than 800 outpatient centers and physician practices. Some of Dr. Perlin’s current leadership activities include advancing electronic health records for “big data” analytics and application of data science to inform and improve care throughout HCA, improving clinical core measures to benchmark levels, and leading patient safety programs to eliminate preventable complications and healthcare-associated infections. His team recently completed the landmark REDUCE MRSA study that demonstrated a 44-percent improvement on known best practices for reducing bloodstream infections.

Before joining HCA in 2006, “the Honorable Jonathan B. Perlin” was Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, as the senior-most physician in the Federal Government and Chief Executive Officer of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Dr. Perlin led the nation’s largest integrated health system.

At VHA, Dr. Perlin directed care to over 5.4 million patients annually by more than 200,000 healthcare professionals at 1,400 sites, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, counseling centers and other facilities, with an operating and capital budget of over $34 billion. A champion for early implementation of electronic health records, Dr. Perlin led VHA quality performance to international recognition as reported in academic literature and lay press and as evaluated by RAND, Institute of Medicine and others.

Dr. Perlin is the 2015 chairman of the American Hospital Association. He also serves as chair of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Special Medical Advisory Group.  From July to September 2014, Dr. Perlin took a sabbatical to serve as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to help improve operations, accelerate access and rebuild trust with America’s veterans. Dr. Perlin has served previously on numerous boards and commissions including the National Quality Forum, the Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation, and he currently serves on the board of Meharry Medical College.  In addition, he was the inaugural chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health IT Standards Committee. 

Recognized perennially as one of the most influential physician executives in the United States byModern Healthcare, Dr. Perlin has received numerous awards including Distinguished Alumnus in Medicine and Health Administration from his alma mater, the Chairman’s Medal from the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Founders Medal from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, and is one of a dozen honorary members of the Special Forces Association and Green Berets.

Broadly published in healthcare quality and transformation, Dr. Perlin is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics.  He has a Master’s of Science in Health Administration and received his Ph.D. in pharmacology (molecular neurobiology) with his M.D. as part of the Physician Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Dr. Perlin has faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University as Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics and at VCU as Adjunct Professor of Health Administration. He resides in Nashville with his wife Donna, an emergency pediatrics physician.

Jodi Hubler

Jodi Hubler is Managing Director of Lemhi Ventures, a health care services venture capital fund with $335M under management.  For over a decade, Lemhi has invested in companies that transform and disrupt health care.  As Managing Director, Jodi focuses on culture change, business strategy alignment, governance and process excellence in the operations of Lemhi and its portfolio companies.  Over her 20-year career, she has held various executive positions including senior leadership of global human resource reengineering efforts while at Cargill and institutionalizing lean manufacturing and process change as a senior executive in a $2B division of Alcoa.  Notably, she experienced first-hand the controlled chaos of a $75M venture-backed health insurance start-up, Definity Health, where she served as chief people officer. Definity Health was ultimately acquired by United Health for more than $300M.
Jodi is a graduate of the University of Iowa - Tippie College of Business – with a B.A. in Administration and a M.A. in Industrial Relations.  She has been a strategic advisor and mentor to numerous entrepreneurs and CEOs known for her insight and direct approach.  She served on the boards of Carol Corporation, DNA Direct, DestinationRx, Liazon Corporation, OneHealth Solutions (Chair), and Shareable Ink.  Jodi currently serves on the boards of Digital Reasoning and PokitDok and serves as Chair of Recondo Technology and RetraceHealth. She is a member of the Healthcare Executives Leadership Network.

Al Tarasiuk

With 30 years of professional experience in global private and large public organizations, Tarasiuk has a strong reputation for transforming mission critical IT systems, achieving extraordinary security, availability and agility. His track record of delivering against business objectives resulted in selection to the highest executive level of IT leadership in the US Intelligence Community, working with both the White House and Congress. He has held a series of global security roles at Deutsche Bank, most recently as Chief Security Officer — a newly created role that brings together information and physical security under single leader.

Angel Rodriguez-Issa

Angel is the Global Head of Strategic Investments for Global Markets. Angel joined BNP Paribas in December 2016 as Global Head of Strategic Investments for the Global Markets Division based in London. In his role, he is responsible for the origination and execution of all new investments, portfolio transactions, divestments and joint ventures on behalf of Global Markets. In addition, Angel oversees BNPP's investments in technology companies and Fintechs and is a member of the Global Digital Board, which governs the digital transformation efforts.

Prior to BNP Paribas, Angel was Global Head of Principal Investments for the fixed income division at Morgan Stanley, where he managed a large portfolio of Fintech and financial services investments. On behalf of Morgan Stanley, Angel served on the board of directors of various companies and held leadership roles on various industry-wide initiatives.

Previous to this, he worked as an M&A banker for Lehman Brothers, where he advised on transactions in the tech and industrials sectors. Angel started his career as a management consultant and was part of the founding team of the largest dotcom venture capital fund in Latin America in the late nineties. Angel received an MBA from London Business School and is an Economist by training.