Partner | Entrepreneur In Residence
Dr. Simon Mills
Dr. Mills is a serial entrepreneur and a founding partner at Ignition Capital. With a background in media, marketing, music, digital communication, advertising, software platform development, brand architecture, tech startups, enterprise software deployment, writing, web development, system design, graphic design, finance, and business, he is well suited to lead deal and capital procurement activities with Ignition Capital.
Partner | Finance Chair
Jackie is a founding partner at Ignition Capital and a former CFO at a multi-billion-dollar, privately-held global firm based in New York. Through her 15-year corporate finance career, Jackie has a proven track record of formulating and executing strategies & budgets for both start-ups and established businesses. She is a thoughtful and experienced leader in finance, business development, operation, marketing, and HR across industries including information technology, news, research, data, financial services, and consumer products. Excellent communication and people skills with significant experience navigating C-level management through major strategic changes.
Governor David A. Paterson
David Alexander Paterson is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of New York, succeeding Eliot Spitzer and serving out nearly three years of Spitzer’s term from March 2008 to the end of 2010. With his vast knowledge and track record of economics, governance, and leadership he serves as Ignition Captial’s most senior advisor.
Role and Experience:
Ed Lambert is a senior vice president at Bridge Bank with more than 30 years of experience in working with technology companies. He has worked with client companies at all stages of life, from early-state startup to IPO. Through his career, his client relationships have covered all aspects of technology, including such iconic companies as Cisco, Sybase, BioMarin, Atmel, CNET, Solar City and Pandora.
Ed currently serves on several advisory Boards, and is a Chevalier of the order of Knights of St. John of Jerusalem––a charitable organization founded in 1999. He participates in martial arts, enjoys skiing, is a big NASCAR fan, and in between it all is working on a book of poetry.
Ed holds a B.A. in history from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA in marketing from Santa Clara University.
Why Bridge Bank?
“Because Bridge is the only bank that offers two key combinations to their clients: 1) A virtual online banking system that works anywhere in the world there is Wi-Fi, backed up by a top-tier group of bankers who know you and are thus well able to help; 2) A commitment to relationships that begin with out of the box creativity addressing operational and credit banking needs and ends with the ability to provide solutions to most any issue that diverts our clients from focusing on growth. No other bank provides these kinds of services to clients at all stages of growth.”
Advisor | Master Facilitator
Peter J. Fitzpatrick
CEO and head of Ignition Institute’s executive Facultii™, Peter Fitzpatrick is second to none in terms of corporate experience and consulting track record. From his time as HR Head at AIG (US), Coles Myer (AU), Pacific Dunlop (AU), and London Stock Exchange (UK), to CEO of Gunderson Partners, Coghill Global, and more, Peter has been instrumental in delivering the highest level of performance at every tier of organisational development.