CEO and Managing Partner
Carter Williams has spent his entire career working on innovation. First as a young engineer at McDonnell Douglas, next in his leadership roles at Boeing managing R&D and starting Boeing Ventures, and later as a successful entrepreneur and venture investor. Through his career, he has directly managed investments of more than $600 million in early-stage ventures and corporate research, resulting in several billion dollars of new product revenues. As part of Boeing Phantom Works, Carter led Boeing's technology planning process, involving all aspects of internal and external technology development and manufacturing research. This eventually led to his role in founding and managing Boeing Ventures. After Boeing, he was President of Gridlogix, initially a small struggling 4 person startup that grew over 3 years, selling successfully to Johnson Controls in October 2008. Prior to leading iSelect, Carter served as Senior Managing Director at Progress Partners, an energy and technology investment banking firm, and was a Managing Partner at Open Innovation Ventures and a Director at Clayton Capital Partners. Carter is the past President and Founder of the MIT Corporate Venturing Consortium and Co-founder of the MIT Entrepreneurship Society. He has an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
A founding architect of iSelect Fund, Kime was a partner at AEGIS Professional Services prior to joining iSelect Fund. He has more than 20 years’ of complex corporate transactional experience including public and private equity and debt offerings. Prior to joining AEGIS he served as the COO and General Counsel for Cleantech Biofuels. Throughout his career, Mr. Kime has performed legal advisory services for start-up companies from full-service law firms including Thompson Coburn, LLP and Suelthaus & Walsh.
Craig joined iSelect Fund as Vice President in charge of ventures in March 2016. Prior to joining iSelect, Craig worked as Vice President of Marcone from January 2013 until August 2015. Prior to joining Marcone Craig was a principal at Clayton Capital Partners, an investment banking firm located in St. Louis, Missouri. He worked at Clayton Capital Partners for more than nine years focusing on analyzing and structuring both buy and sell side transactions for a variety of middle market and growth companies. His practice focused on the enterprise technologies, life sciences and energy industries. Prior to working in the investment banking field, Craig operated his own consulting firm advising early-stage companies and corporate venture groups, with Boeing Venture and Ameren Energy Fuel and Services as his two largest customers. Craig worked in a variety of marketing positions at Anheuser Busch and Aurora Foods, where he served as Director of Marketing. Craig received his MBA and BS from the University of Virginia.
Managing Director, Business Development and Head of Marketing
Christine brings more than 25 years of global investments and relationship management experience to the iSelect Executive Team. Prior to joining iSelect, Christine worked in London and New York as a Managing Director and trusted portfolio advisor at Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and, most recently, Verbank Advisors. She has specialized in delivering customized investment strategies and solutions to institutional investors, family offices and sovereign wealth funds. Christine is a bilingual Spanish speaker who is also fluent in French and German. She received her M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1997 and her B.A. Magna cum Laude from Harvard College in 1992.
Most importantly, Christine is passionate about the iSelect mission to Invest with Impact in Agriculture, Nutrition, Personalized Medicine and Healthcare technologies. She is equally passionate about the need to make these long-term, uncorrelated growth investment opportunities accessible to qualified individuals and families through iSelect’s unique Venture Capital investment vehicles.
Mark has over 25 years of experience in investing, executive leadership and business development while growing six early-stage funds/companies. He has extensive experience in impact investing, as an investor, developer, and operator. Most recently he was EVP Business Development for Cadenza Innovation, a leading energy storage technology company. Previously, he was CEO of HPA Sonics, an early stage specialty materials company developing a clean process for the production of a key LED raw material. Prior to that, he was CEO of Greenleaf Biofuels (now American Greenfuels). At Greenleaf, he and his partners built the largest waste-to-biofuel plant in the Northeast U.S. Formerly, Mark was an investment banker at Progress Partners where he led the clean energy practice, and a Managing Director of two long/short equity hedge funds that he helped grow to $500M in combined assets. Mark has B.S. in Finance from Babson College.
Managing Director, Operations and Business Development
As Managing Director, Operations and Business Development, Craig brings more than 25 years of financial services and wealth management experience to the iSelect Executive Team. Prior to joining iSelect, Craig was an executive of a Private Equity fund, founder of an Investment Advisor/Broker Dealer firm and Managing Director at UBS, Bear Stearns and Oppenheimer. Craig has spent his career at firms both large and small but with a focus on private fund offerings.
VP of Product Development
Scott has more than 35 years’ experience developing and managing complex engineering and business processes. From 1979 until 2005, he worked in various capacities as an engineer and project manager at McDonnell Douglas Corporation and its acquirer Boeing Corporation. In 2005 he left Boeing to serve as CEO of Procelerate Technologies, a start-up that emerged with support from Boeing Ventures where he worked until the sale of the business to ESI Group in 2009. Scott stayed at ESI as product manager until 2013. Scott holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT and a Masters of Engineering Management from Washington University.
Holly Hill comes to iSelect with more than 25 years of brokerage operations experience. She is responsible for operations processing, communications and support at iSelect Fund. Before joining iSelect, Holly was most recently an operations analyst at TIAA CREF, working in the trust department. Prior to TIAA CREF, Holly worked at Wells Fargo Advisors for eighteen years, holding leadership roles in Asset Movement and Data Integrity. At Wells Fargo Advisors, Holly specialized in building new teams, training, project management, compliance audits and implementing new processes. Holly holds a BA in Criminal Justice and a certificate in paralegal studies at Florida Atlantic University.
Tom focuses on investment due diligence, portfolio maintenance, and deal sourcing at iSelect. Prior to joining the team, Tom worked as a Histories Fellow at the Island School in The Bahamas and as an analyst at Progress Partners in Cambridge, MA. Tom earned his B.A. in Economics from Colorado College and a Certificate in Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing from The Middlebury College of International Studies in Monterey, California.
Digital Marketing Manager
Eva is a digital marketing specialist and web developer who is the founder and principal of Human Design, Marketing, and Technology. She manages iSelect’s website presence, marketing strategy, and implementation of technology tools across platforms to support a diverse range of stakeholders. In addition to iSelect, she has worked with the Parents As Teachers National Center, YP, Anheuser Busch, BioMedical Systems, United Nations, Pacific Gas & Electric, Mercedes Benz, Enterprise Holdings, Center for Disease Control, RR Donnelly, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Hospital, and many startups, small businesses, and non-profits. She is also a congressional ambassador with the Alzheimer’s Association and the president of Lean In St. Louis.
David focuses on due diligence, portfolio maintenance, and deal sourcing at iSelect. Prior to working at iSelect, David attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he worked on research in life cycle assessment with a focus on environmental sustainability in agriculture. After graduating, David was accepted into the Venture for America Fellowship program, which places recent college graduates in startup companies in US cities experiencing economic and entrepreneurial growth. He received his B.S. in Environmental Management from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Content Strategy and Marketing
Tim Sprinkle is a writer and editor based in Denver, Colorado. whose work has appeared in Wired, The Atlantic, Entrepreneur and many other national publications. He is also the author of "Screw the Valley: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of America's New Tech Startup Landscape."
Jane is the Financial Controller at iSelect. Prior to working at iSelect, Jane worked at KPMG LLP in Boston, MA as an Audit Manager, specifically in the Asset Management group focusing on public and private investment companies. Jane received a B.A. in Economics-Accounting at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and is a Certified Public Accountant.
As Sales Associate, Lauren focuses on business development, client management, and marketing at iSelect, as well as operations support. A graduate of Florida State University where she studied Humanities, Communications and Business, Lauren previously worked in wealth management and advisory services at MassMutual following several years in event marketing and operations. She is a bilingual Spanish speaker and holds her FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
She came to iSelect to help forward the firm’s mission and help deliver on its investment thesis by reaching as many like minded investors as possible. Across our verticals in agtech, healthcare and more, Lauren has helped build on iSelect’s success by serving as the first point of contact for many of our investors and helping guide them through the venture investing process.