Tiffanie Stanard, Carter McClure, Kalyana Rao Konda, and Jim Dever Join PACT’s Board of Directors

PACT welcomed four new Board Members at its Quarterly Board Meeting held on October 8

Philadelphia, October 15, 2020 – The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) is excited to announce four additions to its Board of Directors: Tiffanie Stanard of Stimulus, Carter McClure of 1776 / Pennovation Center, Kalyana Rao Konda of Cigniti Technologies, and Jim Dever of Bank of America. Each individual brings a plethora of expertise, insight and knowledge to the PACT Board as the organization expands its vision to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region and a leader in creating access and equity for underrepresented founders.

“We are excited to welcome Tiffanie, Carter, Kalyan, and Jim to our board. We are grateful for the support and leadership provided by our Board of Directors. Their engagement, ideas, and collaboration lay the groundwork for PACT’s ultimate success,” said Dean Miller, President and CEO of PACT, “Our Board’s dedication helps PACT provide and expand top notch programs and services to strengthen and grow our entrepreneurial community inclusively,” ended Miller.

Tiffanie Stanard
Founder/CEO, Stimulus
Tiffanie Stanard is known for following all of her passions for over 13 years – she is a techie, a creative, media personality/producer and an award-winning entrepreneur. Stanard has been named One of the 15 Women Changing the Face of Technology, Innovator of the Year, One of the Top 100 Women Visionary Leaders to Watch, among many more honors. Tiffanie is the Founder/CEO of Stimulus, a relationship intelligence SaaS platform that uses data and analytics to help companies (of all sizes and across industries) make better purchasing decisions. The Stimulus team is backed by amazing investors including Google for Startups. Learn More.

Carter McClure
Managing Director, Pennovation Center, 1776
Carter McClure is the Managing Director for the Pennovation Center, a technology incubator and co-working space collaborative between The University of Penn and 1776. Carter’s passion lies at the intersection of innovation, inclusion and impact. He has an M.B.A. from Hampton University and is a certified information systems specialist. Prior to his work in business incubation, Carter managed financial analysis for companies including Motorola, Caremark Rx, and Citibank of Chicago. Carter has 15+ years’ experience in business assistance and incubation and a wealth of experience with incubation programming, university student and faculty entrepreneurship, and business partnerships and collaboration. Previously, he led the Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University and the Business Accelerator Program at East Stroudsburg University where he was instrumental in heading the university-wide strategic task force on social innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more.

Kalyana Rao Konda
President, NA East, Cigniti Technologies
Kalyana Rao Konda (Kalyan) is the President at Cigniti North America. In this role, he is responsible for driving revenue growth for Cigniti and achieving success for Cigniti’s clients. Kalyan is a seasoned leader with 20+ years of experience in Sales & Marketing, Operational Planning, Technology, Partnerships and he helps Cigniti teams design custom solutions, ensuring great service delivery. He also is a speaker at diverse industry and technology forums, webinars and podcasts and also has a patent pending in the area of Intelligent Test Scenario generation. Learn more.

Jim Dever
Greater Philadelphia Market President
Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America
As Market President, Jim is Bank of America’s leader in the Greater Philadelphia market. In this role, Jim is responsible for connecting businesses, families and individuals to the banking and investment teams that help them improve their financial lives. He also leads the work to deploy Bank of America’s resources in the region to help address social and economic concerns and build strong communities. Learn more.

Check out PACT’s website for a full list of its Board of Directors. For more information, please contact Amanda Nardi Di Filippo.

About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
PACT’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. www.philadelphiapact.com

Media Contact:
Amanda Nardi Di Filippo


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