Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Tom Tullie joins the board as Executive Chairman, bringing more than 25 years of experience with technology companies to Everyone Counts. As a serial entrepreneur, he has a proven track record of successfully building leading-edge technology companies and has served as executive management to several companies that were eventually acquired or went public. As CEO his leadership includes ecoATM, acquired by Outerwall for $350M in 2013; Vativ Technologies, acquired by Entropic Communications; and Path 1 Network Technologies, acquired by IP Video Networks. Tom served as COO of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, where he was part of the executive team who took the company public and raised $1 billion in secondary offerings. In addition to being recognized with many industry awards, Tom was chosen by Ernst & Young as a 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year.
Sven Grasshoff, Partner, joined Falcon in November 2005. He was previously an Associate in the Corporate Development Group of Fischer Scientific International. Prior affiliations include Latona Associates and Citigroup Global Markets. Mr. Grasshoff has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies, including current Falcon portfolio companies Connect America, Integrity Directional Services, Laney Directional Drilling, K2 Pure Solutions and Inland Pipe Rehabilitation. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from the Johnson School at Cornell University, where he was a Park Fellow.
Peter Farrell is founder, former CEO, and Chairman of ResMed since 1989, director of NuVasive, Inc. (NUVA), on the board of trustees of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, and is Chairman of the Boston-based POC NMR diagnostic company, WaveGuide. Dr. Farrell was previously Foundation Director of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Graduate School for Biomedical Engineering (1978-89) while simultaneously serving as Vice President of R&D for Baxter Healthcare in Tokyo (1984-89).
Farrell holds a B.E. with honors in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney, an SM in chemical engineering from MIT, a PhD in bioengineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a DSc from UNSW for research which resulted in improved treatment for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. Dr. Farrell is a fellow or honorary fellow of several professional bodies, including the US National Academy of Engineering. He was inducted as 1998 San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Sciences, 2001 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year and 2005 US National Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Sciences. In 1998, Peter joined the Sleep Medicine Executive Council at Harvard Medical School, served as vice chairman from 2000 to 2010 and then as chairman from 2010 until 2013. He is on various academic advisory boards including UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering, where he was named the 2012 Gordon Fellow, UCSD’s Rady Business School and the MIT Dean of Engineering's Advisory Council.
During Bill’s 26 years with Accenture, spread across the US, UK and Japan, he held several senior management positions as a Managing Director, specializing in scaling and improving operational capabilities for clients as well as working on joint ventures to design, build and launch profitable businesses.
Since retiring, Bill has focused on business driven solutions to global poverty. Bill is a part time pro bono executive and board member with MicroCredit Enterprises, where he has helped spur the growth of this microcredit startup to a lending capacity of over $70M. Bill focused on supporting the strategic growth of MCE, and held several positions including Chief Operating Officer. MicroCredit Enterprises has funded over 150,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 25 countries. In addition, Bill currently works with a portfolio of startup companies as a funder, board member and mentor in identifying and implementing business driven solutions to global poverty and health issues. He is focused on building scalable and sustainable business models.
Bill graduated from Whitman College with a Bsc in Economics and then obtained an Msc in Economics from the London School of Economics. Bill is active in the community and is a board member/trustee of Smead Capital, Whitman College, Phoenix Art Museum Board (currently Chairman), Arizona State University Gammage, Akili Dada, and the School of Life Project.
James Berglund is co-founder of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, formed to invest in early stage Southern California companies. From its origins in 1985, Enterprise became one of the largest venture capital funds in Southern California. In his years as a professional venture capitalist, he invested primarily in healthcare and information technology, in particular, software companies. His diverse experience includes roles as corporate officer in companies such as American Optical Corporation, Continuous Curve Contact Lenses, Inc., and Revlon, Inc. Jim has served on over 50 boards of directors of private and public companies during his career. He is recognized as a beneficial partner advising managements as they grow their companies.