“The accelerating pace of technology has opened huge investment opportunities for venture capital investors.”
Alan brings a wealth of investment, philanthropic, and technology perspectives to Legacy. Prior to Legacy, he handled venture capital activities for NASA, including the SpaceX investment, to replace the space shuttle. NASA presented Alan with its highest honor, the Exceptional Public Service Medal. Before NASA, he led nanotechnology venture investing for JP Morgan Partners.
Earlier in his career, he was General Manager of the integrated circuit business at Hewlett-Packard and General Manager of the microdisplay business at Agilent Technologies. He is the founder of an innovative company in the sports market. He has also received the distinct honor of being selected as a White House Fellow, America’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. Alan started his career in the academic world, serving as an Associate Professor in Materials Science at Silliman University. He has 28 issued patents in computer vision and the internet of things.
Alan received his B.S. in Materials Science from Iowa State University. At Stanford University, he received both an MBA from the Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education, graduating at the top of his class. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters and a son.