Board of Directors
Chairman Of The Board
Craig Jones serves as the Chairman at eStudySite. He is also Chairman and CEO of InnoCentive, on the Board of Directors of Construction Software Technologies and Chairman of the Board of National Research Institute. He is a 30-year veteran of the venture capital and private equity industry and has served as Chairman and Board member of many successful software and healthcare companies. Mr. Jones was most recently on the Board of Advisors and the first institutional investor of HealthDataInsights (sold to HMS Holdings for $400 million) and on the Board of Directors of TC3 Health (sold to Emdeon for over $100 million). He has invested extensively in over 50 innovative companies, including those in the healthcare IT, healthcare services, SaaS, and internet sectors. For the past several years, Mr. Jones has been angel investing in later stage secondary positions in companies such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and eHarmony.com. Mr. Jones is the founding Managing Partner of Ticonderoga Capital where recent software investment successes include AFS Technologies (sold to Goldman Sachs) and IRTH (sold to Crane Group). Mr. Jones has overseen investments of over $400 million in his private equity career. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Dillon, Read & Co. and head of its venture capital partnerships, a Vice President at Advent International, an associate at Centennial Ventures, and a management consultant with Bain & Co. Mr. Jones is a graduate Magna Cum Laude of Harvard Law School.
David R. McCarthy, Jr
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dave McCarthy serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role he leads and executes the strategy of eStudySite, and has been involved with the Company as an operating executive and Director for over 10 years. Dave has diverse experience in healthcare, including the development of multiple technology and clinical provider companies spanning medical training and patient engagement systems, outpatient surgery and clinical trials. Working at Bain & Company, he was involved in the early development of the firm’s healthcare/hospital practice. He has advised multiple institutional investors in the development and execution of investment strategies in healthcare. He additionally spent a number of years as an entrepreneur in the software and technology business. Mr. McCarthy has worked with Private Equity and Venture Capital interests in number of portfolio companies, and founded a successful software company that was sold to Oracle Corporation. Early in his career, he worked in the Corporate Finance Department of the First Boston Corporation. Dave received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and has a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
William O'Riordan, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Medical Division
Dr. William O’Riordan, Chief Medical Officer, founded eStudySite in 1999 along with twelve healthcare providers with whom he’d performed research for over ten years. Dr. O’Riordan has been involved in emergency medicine for more than thirty years at St. Francis Medical Center, Paradise Valley Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. His academic appointments include Harbor General Hospital–UCLA Medical Center and UCSD. His nineteen years of clinical investigation has been performed at Paradise Valley Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. As Principal Investigator, he has directed over 70 studies including cSSSI, Stroke, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Sepsis, Septic Shock, Hospital & Community Acquired Pneumonia, Hepatitis C, Atrial Fibrillation, Congestive Heart Failure, Hyponatremia, Complicated Appendicitis, UTI/Pyleonephritis, Occluded Central Venous Access Devices, genomic studies and more. He has served as Chief of Staff at Paradise Valley Hospital and President of the American College of Emergency Physicians in California. Dr. O’Riordan has also served on numerous advisory adjudication committees including AstraZeneca, Basilea Pharmaceutica, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Hoechst Marion Roussel among others. He is an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. O’Riordan earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School and is licensed in Kansas and California.
Mark R. Benham
Mr. Benham has eighteen years of experience in private equity and venture capital. Prior to co-founding Celerity Partners and serving as Managing Partner, from 1988-1992 he was a Senior Investment Officer of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. in New York. Prior to joining Citicorp, Mr. Benham served as the U.S advisor of Yamaichi UniVen Co., Ltd, the venture capital unit of Yamaichi Securities International. Mr. Benham holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. and M.B.A. from The University of Chicago, both with honors. Mr. Benham is a director of Nu Visions, Verari Systems, O Premium Waters, Rincon Industries and Peer 1 Network.
Matthew R. Kraus
Matthew Kraus is currently a partner at Celerity. Prior to joining Celerity, Mr. Kraus was a Managing Director and Founder of Harvey & Company, a merchant bank based in Irvine, CA. While at Harvey & Company, he conceived, developed and executed numerous acquisition strategies. Previously, Mr. Kraus was an analyst at W.E. Myers & Company, a merchant bank. Mr. Kraus received a B.A in Political Science from Bucknell University. He is a director of several private companies.