50 Most Important
- Aug. 2 Mobile Couponing
- Aug. 2 Software
- Contact 31,000 black tech firms
- Coleman chairs two public tech firms
- Overland Storage cited for Made in USA products
- Army extends TeleCommunication Systems contract
- Dirigible deal targets carbon free uses
- Powertek wins prestigious Dept. of Defense contract
- Barner shapes intellectual property strategy
- Bolden gets Senate support for new design
- Create the supply chain with innovation, suggests business researcher
- TechSwag: Michael Hurst
- Bellamy leads game industry trade group
- Bayview native Eric Williams' innovations save lives around the globe
- Hamburg announces bio-innovation strategy
- Environmental justice rises as a policy priority
- Don't skip the hard subjects: Intellectual property expert Hampton
- TechSwag: Maj. Gen. Ed Bolton
- DB Consulting wins plaudits for health work here and abroad
- Clyburn brings inclusion perspective to FCC
- Powerhouse panel gives patent scoop
- Tose named to CTIA board
- TechSwag: Gerald and John Commissiong
- New rate boosts prospects for AMS proton centers
- America Invents Act: "a brand new day"
- Spears raises capital
- Sensory Acumen has the smell of innovation
- TechSwag: Joey Hutchins
Lee building a deal infrastructure for venture capital
Lee is currently a co-chair of the Venture Capital Access Program (VCAP) which is a partnership between the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) and the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York (HBSAANY).
He is among the 13th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology and discusses VCAP during a First in Venture Capital, Private Equity and Crowd Funding Salon during Innovation & Equity 2013: Keeping America First in Technology: Public Innovation & Supplier Diversity Jan. 15 at B. Smith Union Station in Washington, D.C. at 4 p.m. in the Colonnade Room.
Lee is a trusted business and investment advisor to several middle market companies, institutional investors, and entrepreneurs. Areas of expertise include strategic partnerships, business operation improvement and new business development. As Managing Partner of Brightwood Management Partners, LLC his business involvement also includes deals with partners based in China, Africa, and Middle East.
The U.S. Air Force served as a launchpad for his career. Lee was an Air Force acquisition officer in the Satellite Communications Program Office and Aeronautical Systems Center where he provided program management, research & development and financial management expertise.
One of the objectives of Innovation & Equity is to help African-American technology suppliers to federal civilian and defense agencies make a transition to opportunities in such fields as finance, energy, technology manufacturing and health IT.
From the service, Lee moved to Price Waterhouse Coopers where he served as PwC’s relationship manager for minority venture capital and private equity initiatives. He was also responsible for leading the implementation of program management solutions and methodologies for PwC’s Global Risk Management Solutions - InfoComm group. While in this position, Mr. Lee led the global deployment (U.S., UK, Japan, France, and Germany) of an Internet Protocol (IP) Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Prior to his current role, he was a partner with The Pembroke Group, LLC (TPG) and focused on due diligence efforts and maintained proprietary deal flow for the firm and the TPG SBI Broadband Fund. Other responsibilities included exploring development relationships with entertainment partners to best leverage new and existing content across telecom and new media platforms.
In college, he took a global approach to business, receiving his MA in International Affairs from University of Dayton and BBA in Management from Howard University.
Lee has previously served as the U.S. planning committee chair for the U.S./France Private Equity and Venture Capital Summit in Paris, France. The U.S. delegation, representing over $500 billion (US) in assets under management included various institutional private equity investors. Event sponsors included The Senate of the Republic of France, The Greater Paris Investment Agency, and The French Venture Capital Association.
The venture capital leader was a member of a delegation of senior U.S. business leaders that participated in the Committee of 100’s Greater China business conference in Beijing. In addition, meetings were held with high level China business executives such as, Dr Gao Xiqing, Vice-Chairman, China Investment Corporation to explore potential deal opportunities.