Our Board

Jason Bright

Experienced Tech Founder with a demonstrated history of innovation in software. Skilled in Enterprise software, Mobile, AI, Infrastructure, Monetization, and Predicting What can Win, Wide Tech and Language Base, Strong entrepreneurship professional with a BSEE focused in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from University of Minnesota.

Alex Matusevich

Alex spent over two decades in operations and administration in both rapid growing private technology and publicly traded organizations. His experience also includes supporting M&A and private placement transactions from both selling and acquiring sides. Most recently, Alex co-funded Secret Lab, a startup incubator, where he is helping aspiring entrepreneurs grow their startups, by helping them acquire talent, capital, and validate go-to-market strategies.

Shane and Hannah Burcaw

Shane was born with a neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy that requires him to use an electric wheelchair. He is the author of several award-winning books, the President of a nonprofit organization called Laughing At My Nightmare, and a renowned public speaker who has performed across the country at places such as Harvard University, The University of Florida, The University of Connecticut, Princeton University, and many more.

Matthew Dornquast

Mr. Matthew Dornquast Co-Founded Code 42 Software, Inc. in 2001, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to May 2015. Mr. Dornquast has established himself as a high-tech visionary radically committed to developing intuitive, user-friendly technology that exceeds expectations. Under his leadership, the Code42 team successfully blends natural technical acuity and diverse management experience with pragmatism. Prior to Code42, Mr. Dornquast served as chief scientist at Webhelp, chief technology officer for Fallon McElligott and founder/owner of Microworks. he serves as a Director of Code 42 Software, Inc.

Our Advisory Board

John Gimpl

John Gimpl is an educator and a grammar nerd. He dedicated many years to the classroom but now joins other education specialists in state government to collaborate with district and school leadership teams to use data to study ongoing performance, measuring how well systems function in order to make connections with how we move the needle on student outcomes. He earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Public Policy from the University of St. Thomas. At the same time, he keeps busy freelancing as a writer and editor ensuring that no modifiers are left misplaced.

Dr. Carol Lange

Dr. Lange graduated (B.S.) from The University of Denver with honors (Biology major,Chemistry major, Mathematics minor; 1984) and received her Ph.D. in PharmaceuticalScience and Molecular Toxicology from the University of Colorado School ofPharmacy (1991). After completion of postdoctoral studies in the fields of hormone action, gene regulation, and the molecular determinants of both normal and cancer cell fate (1992-1998), Dr. Lange became a faculty in the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota (1999-present).

Edmund Clark

Ed Clark has served as the Vice President for Technology, CIO, and Chief Digital Officer at the University of St. Thomas since 2015. He recently received the 2019 ORBIE CIO of the Year award (Non-Profit sector) for his work at St. Thomas. Before stepping into his current role, Dr. Clark was Vice President for Technology and CIO at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Ed also held a position at the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts as the division’s CIO for 10 years. He has been awarded for his work on strategic initiatives and recognized for his efforts in diversity and inclusion. His articles have been featured in a wide variety of journals and industry publications. He has also been asked to present at numerous national conferences.