Allied Minds Appoints Richard H. Davis to Board
June 16, 2010 08:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Allied Minds, Inc., an early-stage technology capital investment firm
focused on commercializing technologies from leading U.S. Universities and National Labs, today announced the
appointment of Richard H. Davis to its Board of Directors. Davis is an internationally recognized political leader with
more than thirty years of experience in business and public affairs.
“Rick brings a rich combination of knowledge, business acumen and political experience to our board,” said
Christopher Silva, Chief Executive of Allied Minds. “He has successfully developed business transactions that span a
number of industries and we believe that his political and business perspective and extensive public affairs expertise
will be highly valuable to our focused process of commercializing our investment portfolio.”
Davis currently serves as a Partner in the Pegasus Sustainable Century Merchant Bank, a private equity firm
specializing in sustainable development projects, and as Managing Director of Davis Manafort, a business
development and public affairs consulting practice. His previous experience includes involvement in every presidential
campaign since 1980. Most recently, he served as National Campaign Manager of Senator John S. McCain’s 2008
presidential campaign where he oversaw the development and implementation of campaign strategy and policy. He
also served Senator McCain as National Campaign Manager for his 2000 Republican Presidential Primary
Davis joins the Allied Minds Board of Directors just as the Company’s key shareholder increased its stake in the
business. With this financing, Allied Minds now has a capitalization of more than $200 million.
“Allied Minds is a well established venture firm with a unique and compelling business model,” said Davis. “The
Company focuses on building businesses by fostering innovation rather than managing money. I believe that this
approach supports efforts to maintain innovation as a key global competitive advantage in the U.S. and I look
forward to working with the board and management team to help commercialize ground-breaking technologies.”
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds is a U.S. capital investment firm with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. The
Company creates spin out businesses based on early-stage technology developed at renowned U.S. Universities and
National Labs and serves as a holding company that supports these businesses with capital, management, and shared
services. Allied Minds is the premier firm to utilize this novel and fully integrated approach to technology investing.
The Company’s subsidiary investments span multiple business sectors and offer an attractive risk-return profile, a
deliverable timeline, and potential products that will be groundbreaking in their respective fields. These subsidiaries
include AXI, BA Logix, Biotectix, Cephalogics, CryoXtract, GliaGen, Illumasonix, ProGDerm, Precision Biopsy,
Purtein, RF Biocidics, SaltCheck, SiEnergy Systems, SoundCure and Spin Transfer Technologies. For more
information please visit www.alliedminds.com.
Allied Minds, Inc.
Christopher Silva, 617-419-1800