is comprised of accomplished professionals. Together they uphold the mission
of Isabella Capital and seek to find others who can achieve this level
Managing Director, Margaret H. (Peg) Wyant
Ms. Wyant has 30 years of experience as General Manager and
Marketing Executive, split between the Procter & Gamble Company and entrepreneurial
ventures. Prior to founding Isabella Capital, she managed $500 million
of branded business; founded Procter & Gambles Strategic Planning
and New Ventures Group and helped lead more than $10 billion in acquisitions
and divestitures for several Fortune 500 companies. A successful entrepreneur,
she owns Grandin Company and has served on the Boards of several technology
Peg is a Magna Cum
Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College.
Chief Financial Officer, Susan Schieman
Ms. Schieman, CPA, has over 20 years of public accounting
and business consulting experience including 10 years with Deloitte and
Touche and 5 years as an owner of a CPA firm. She has worked with clients
from numerous industries including technology, finance and manufacturing,
ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to start up businesses.
Ms Schieman received
her BS in Accounting from Bowling Green State and her MBA, concentrating
on Management Information Systems, with honors from Xavier University.
The Investment Committee assists
in the investment decision making and valuation process.
Edwin A. Goodman
Mr. Goodman, is founder and managing
partner of Milestone Ventures, having previously served as President &
Chief Executive Officer of Hambro America Private Equity from 1985 to
1999 and was previously with Patricof & Co. Ventures.
Mr. Goodman received
a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College and an M.S. degree from Columbia
Graduate School of Business.
John C. McIlwraith
Mr. McIlwraith is a manager of
Blue Chip, which has $450 million under management. Prior to joining Blue
Chip in 1997, he served as Senior Vice President of Quantum Health Resources
and previously was a partner with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, where
he represented venture capital funds.
Mr. McIlwraith received
a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hillsdale College and a Juris Doctor degree
Magna Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University, where he was a member
of the Law Review.
Advisory Board - "The Officers"
Peggy Burke, Founder, President & CEO, 1185 Design
Margaret W. Comey, Attorney
Candace Kendle, President & CEO, Kendle International, Inc.
Christopher R. McCleary, Chairman & CEO, USinternetworking, Inc.
Jeffrey Pasquale, Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
Mary Beth Price, Founder & Former CEO, Empower Media Marketing Group
Young Businessperson Board - "The Crew"
Hassan, Hogan & Hartson LLP., Georgetown '93
Amy Bulger, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Emory '93
Andy Schwartz, Elastic Ideas & Research, Rollins College '93
Jack Wyant, Procter & Gamble Company, Princeton '96
Stettinius & Hollister
Accounting and Tax Advisors: Joseph Decosimo & Company
Banking Services: Fifth Third Bank